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.

  • George Aldhizer
    Adjunct Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting
    Koury Business Center 207A
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244

    galdhizer@elon.edu
  • Chris Baker
    Adjunct Instructor in Accounting
    Koury Business Center 121
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6000
    abaker16@elon.edu
  • Linda Cress
    Adjunct Instructor in Accounting
    Koury Business Center 121
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6000
    lcress@elon.edu
  • Jamie Killorin
    Adjunct Instructor in Accounting
    Koury Business Center 121
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6000
    jkillorin2@elon.edu

    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.

    Professional memberships:

    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
    • Academy of Management
    • Family Firm Institute
    • International Family Enterprise Research Academy

    Killorin is a conference paper reviewer for the Academy of Management, SAP and OMT sections. Her research interest is financial socialization and financial literacy.

     

  • 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
    • 29 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
    • Adjunct accounting instructor Wake Forest University Master of Accountancy program academic year 2011-2012
    • Board member Carolina Graduate School of Divinity 2011-2014
    • Adjunct accounting instructor at Elon since 2009, except for academic year 2011-2012
  • Pieter Swanepoel
    Adjunct Instructor in Accounting
    Koury Business Center 121
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6000
    pswanepoel@elon.edu
    B.Proc (University of Johannesburg)
    MBA (Elon)
    Master of Science in Accounting (UNCG)
  • 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.