BA, PhD, University of Washington
What attracted me to the School of Business and Leadership at the University of Puget Sound is the commitment to undergraduate teaching and active scholarship in a supportive and engaging atmosphere. An interdisciplinary approach to accounting research and case writing has broadened my understanding of the important role accounting plays in our world. At Puget Sound I share this increased understanding with my students across a number of historical, social, economic, and environmental issues.
The research questions I’ve found compelling fit into the field of social accounting research, which embraces local and international communities, workforce, and consumer welfare issues. Social accounting research considers the negative effects of current accounting practice on social issues and how some of the negative effects might be mitigated. This research niche draws on political, economic, legitimacy, and social theories and fits well within the liberal arts. My current research examines Certified B Corps, Benefit Corporations, and Social Purpose Corporations.
I teach courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and financial reporting and analysis. My professional work experience includes three years as a staff accountant (CPA) for Deloitte and three years as a corporate controller for a large regional wholesale distributor in Seattle, Washington.