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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Jamie Killorin, CPA/PFS, CFP® brings over 20 years of professional accountancy and financial planning experience to financial education and consulting. Killorin is a doctoral candidate in Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Killorin is a CFP® practitioner and designated as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) by the AICPA. She holds a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and has completed the core curriculum in Co-Active Coaching with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).
Killorin holds active CPA licences in Florida and North Carolina.
Killorin is a conference paper reviewer for the Academy of Management, SAP and OMT sections. Her research interest is financial socialization and financial literacy.
B.S. Accounting, North Carolina State University, 1985
MS Accounting, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 1993
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.