Accounting faculty

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  • Linda Poulson
    Associate Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Department of Accounting
    Koury Business Center 224
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5923
    poulson@elon.edu
  • Susan Anderson
    Professor of Accounting
    Koury Business Center 238A
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5234
    sanderson26@elon.edu
  • Art Cassill
    Wesley R. Elingburg Professor and Professor of Accounting
    Koury Business Center 214
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5921
    acassill@elon.edu

    I started at Elon University in 2002 after spending 15 years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Texas State University prior to that time.

    My teaching areas are federal taxation and international tax.  I have also developed international study abroad courses and delivered them during the Winter Term for 9 of the 11 Winter Terms while I have been at Elon.  They include the Doing Buisiness in the Pacific Rim (The Philippines and Australia), (Hong Kong, Singapore, China); and Doing Business in the Caribbean: Cayman Islands, and Cuba and the Cayman Islands.

    I have also taught the tax session in the Becker CPA Review Fast Past Course and have presented several tax presentations in the Department's annual CPE program and for independent CPA firms during my tenure at Elon University.

     

     

  • Catherine Chiang
    Associate Professor of Accounting
    Koury Business Center 218
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5939
    cchiang@elon.edu

    Dr. C. Catherine Chiang received her Ph.D. degree from the City University of New York (CUNY), Master of Accounting degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and MS in Management degree with a concentration in Management Information Systems from NC State.  She has more than 20 years of teaching experience.  Prior to joining Elon, she taught at CUNY- Baruch College, Greensboro College, and North Carolina Central University.  She has published articles in Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, among others.  She has been on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Organizational Innovation since 2009.  Her research focuses on the capital market valuation of accounting numbers, especially the valuation of intangible assets such as R&D.  Prior to pursuing academic career, she worked as an audit staff at a public accounting firm.

  • Patty Cox
    Assistant Professor of Accounting
    Koury Business Center 230
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5925
    coxpat@elon.edu

    CPA in state of North Carolina

    MS and BS degrees in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Assistant Professor of Accounting at Elon University since fall, 1987.

    Faculty Advisor of Beta Alpha Psi

    Married with 2 children.

  • Danny Lanier
    Assistant Professor of Accounting
    Koury Business Center 348B
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5966
    dlanier2@elon.edu
  • Karen Nunez
    Assistant Professor of Accounting
    Koury Business Center 226
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5041
    knunez@elon.edu

    Dr. Karen Nunez is an assistant professor of accounting. She teaches Financial, Managerial, and Cost Accounting, and Personal Financial Planning.  Prior to Elon, Dr. Nunez was a faculty member at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.   She has both professional and academic expertise. Her experience includes various financial planning and analysis positions at The Pillsbury Company and The Pepsi-Cola Company. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting and Economics from The University of Oklahoma.  She also has an M.B.A. in Finance and General Management from The University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

  • Paula Weller
    Senior Lecturer in Accounting
    Koury Business Center 232
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5922
    pweller@elon.edu

    Dr. Paula M. Weller has over 14 years of teaching experience and 20 years of private and public accounting experience. She started teaching at Elon in 1998 as an Adjunct Instructor, becoming a full-time Instructor in 2000, a full-time Lecturer in 2007 to July 2013, and promoted to a Senior Lecturer in August 2013. She also taught adjunct classes  for UNC Greensboro, North Carolina A & T State University, and Alamance Community College. Prior to her teaching career, she was CFO, Treasurer of Weaver Investment Company in Greensboro, NC and other accounting roles in the affiliated companies, such as Weaver Realty Company and the Weaver Foundation. She was also a Tax Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Greensboro and a Staff Accountant for Texfi Industries in Greensboro, NC. She is a CPA and real estate broker.

  • Chris Baker
    Adjunct Instructor in Accounting
    Koury Business Center 121
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6000
    abaker16@elon.edu
  • Vic Moran
    Adjunct Instructor in Accounting
    Koury Business Center 121
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6000
    vmoran@elon.edu
    Specialty: public accounting
    • 27 years experience in public accounting working with individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations
    • Taught workshops on accounting and tax issues for colleges, businesses, coaching group, and not-for-profit organizations
    • Provided pro bono services in accounting, tax, and consulting for Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship (Greensboro, North Carolina) and its associate companies
  • Pieter Swanepoel
    Adjunct Instructor in Accounting
    Koury Business Center 121
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6000
    pswanepoel@elon.edu

    I grew up in the tranquil and serene savannah flats of the Kalahari, ten miles from Kuruman, a small town servicing communities that were economically fairly depressed at the time.  I was of a fair age (probably grade 5 or 6) before I got my first pair of shoes. Boys of my age in and around Kuruman (and probably my peers here in the US too), did not wear shoes at that time, besides our parents argued that at that age “we grew too quickly out of new shoes” so there was no need for us to have them.  And we did not know any better. We drove cattle, gathered and worked sheep, played soccer all day long, and ran for miles on my father’s range. Barefeet. And when the Kalahari’s red sand and rocks got too hot, we simply seeked out the closest and best shady spots waiting until the heat subsided some.

    With folks having had to travel great distances to get to schools, most of the kids in our area went to boarding schools. I attended Paarl Gymnasium in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The school (and its dormitories) were situated halfway up the Paarl Mountain and overlooked the Wagenmaker's (Wagon Makers’) Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys of vineyards one could imagine, bordered by the majestic Du Toit's Kloof Mountains. Missing the Kalahari plains tremendously, it took me a while to notice this beauty though, while I really had to make an effort to adapt to the region’s sometimes cold, wet and rainy winters.

    But, it was time for me to grow up. After school I attended the universities of Stellenbosch and Johannesburg, attained two law diplomas and practiced law for a short while whereafter I left the profession to work for a large and very successful industrial development bank whose primary objective was (and still is) to generate sustainable economic growth in Southern Africa. Representing my company on the steering committees of two very large multi-million dollar capital projects, I realized that it was time for me to get a business degree. Elon provided this qualification when I completed the Elon University’s MBA program, augmented with sufficient accounting courses to allow me to sit for the CPA exams.

    And I am still here, teaching accounting, managerial accounting (and sometimes finance) to sophomores and juniors. I am blessed to rub shoulders with the people of this wonderful community. Sadly, this will probably be my last semester teaching here, but I can emphatically say that “I am a Phoenix!!” A long way from running bare feet down cow paths to walking the hallways of our beautiful school.
  • Teresa Walker
    Adjunct Instructor in Accounting
    Koury Business Center 121
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6000
    twalker7@elon.edu

    EDUCATION

    B.S. Accounting, North Carolina State University, 1985

    MS Accounting, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 1993

    NC CPA 

    COURSES TAUGHT at ELON

    ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting

    ACC 212 Principles of Managerial Accounting

     

    I have had the pleasure of teaching here on multiple occasions since 2005 and I enjoy immensely every opportunity.