EdD Educational Administration (dissertation in mathematics education), Pensacola Christian College, FL, 2007 MBA Business Administration (emphasis in quantitative methods), Lundy-Fetterman School of Business Campbell University, NC, 1995 MA Ministry (emphasis in theology), Luther Rice University, GA, 2000 BS Business Administration (emphasis in finance/banking) University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC, 1994 AA Business Administration (emphasis in accounting) West Valley College, Saratoga, CA, 1992 Advanced School of Banking Graduate, NC Banking Association University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1997 Additional graduate studies in accounting, finance, and economics Southeast School of Banking, LSU-Baton Rouge, 1998 Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC 1987
Accounting, Finance, and Economics
Over twenty years of industry experience. Have held positions as a former corporate controller and chief financial executive of a commercial banking corporation, a CPA focused on tax and accounting for small to medium size businesses, and a private K-12 academy founder and administrator.
Professional Designations: Certified Public Accountant, licensed (active) state of California. Real Estate Agent, licensed (in-active) state of North Carolina.
Professional Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the California Society of CPA’s.
Jessup’s distinct mission and purpose as a Christ-centered, excellent institution of higher education led me to join the WJU family. This is a very special and unique community to learn and grow in. I am passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of young people who will impact our world for the cause of Christ in every aspect of society, especially being the salt and light in the business, accounting, and financial industry. The students, faculty, staff, and administration of WJU strive together in Christ and create an incredible spiritual and academic synergy which makes Jessup a truly amazing university community to call home.
Favorite Class to Teach
I enjoy teaching more advanced accounting courses to our future CPA’s who will be the “salt and light” in the accounting profession. My goal to help equip principled, highly-competent, transformational, servant-leaders in the realm of business and accounting.
“In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Paul of Tarsus, Romans 8:37-39
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
“All The Way…And Then Some” Paratrooper Ethos
Assisted in the development and launch of the accounting concentration at WJU in 2012
Consulting and advisory field-work in El Salvador, California, and Pennsylvania, 2013
Financial Executive International conference participant, Washington D.C. (2015)
Assisted in the launch of the finance concentration at WJU in 2015 (and developed the Money and Banking course).
Assisted in the development of the MBA program at WJU in 2015 and its subsequent regional accreditation.
Free-Market Forum participant, Omaha, Nebraska (2015)
Served as the Chair of the Academic Council from Fall 2014 to Spring 2016
Championed a business seminar on campus in partnership with the Institute of Faith, Work and Economics (2015)
Completed various professional courses in topics such as: Tax Considerations in Financial Planning, Roth IRAs, and Estate & Retirement Planning (2016)
Served on the local board (Sacramento) of Financial Executives International (FEI) 2015-2017
Accounting, tax, and consulting work for several SME’s on the East Coast (2017)