Learn From the Best

Learn From the Best

Wiley CMAexcel’s professors represent the leading educators in accounting education today. You’ll have access to a full team of accredited university professors who author best-in-class study materials, deliver video lectures, and provide mentoring.

Cassy Budd MAcc, B.S.

Cassy Budd, MAcc, B.S.

Cassy Budd is a Teaching Professor at Brigham Young University in the Accountancy School. Cassy has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting (with PricewaterhouseCoopers) and 16 years of experience teaching accounting at the University level (3 years at USU and 13 years at BYU)

Kip Holderness, Ph.D., CMA

Kip Holderness, Ph.D., CMA
Assistant Professor at West Virginia University

Dr. Kip Holderness is an Assistant Professor and Accounting Ph.D. Coordinator at West Virginia University, where he has taught since 2013. Prior to this, he has experience teaching accounting at Brigham Young University where he studied.

Kari Olsen

Kari Joseph Olsen, Ph.D., CPA, CMA
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Utah State University

In addition to teaching accounting courses, Dr. Olsen has published research on management control systems and personality characteristics in Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of the American Taxation Association, and Issues in Accounting Education.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith, Ph.D., CMA
Associate Professor of Accounting, Brigham Young University

Prof. Smith’s management accounting expertise lies in the areas of control systems, budgeting, standard costing, organizational architecture, performance measurement, and incentives. His research focuses on how managers make decisions under different control system structures.

Monte Swain

Monte Swain, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CGMA
Deloitte Professor of Accounting, Brigham Young University

A former CFO, Prof. Swain offers advanced instruction and research in management accounting and strategic performance measures. His specialties include behavioral issues in decision support systems, activity-based costing and activity-based management, among others.

Marjorie Yuschak

Marjorie Yuschak, MBA, CMA
Adjunct Professor, The College of New Jersey

In addition to teaching Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting courses, Prof. Yuschak leverages her 20+ years of experience as a former finance manager to help train executives to effectively present ideas that positively influence business outcomes.