Meet Our Instructors

Our instructors are made up of professors, thought leaders, authors, and subject matter experts dedicated to your success. With years of experience, they each bring a unique approach to the way they teach to ensure you get the information and attention you need to excel and pass your certification exams quickly and efficiently.

Craig Bain, CPA, Ph.D. - FAR Instructor

Craig Bain, CPA, Ph.D. (FAR Instructor)

Craig Bain is the Professor of Accountancy at Northern Arizona University. He is also the author of numerous books and journal…

Allen H. Bizzell, Ph.D., CPA (inactive) (BEC Instructor)

Allen H. Bizzell, Ph.D., CPA (inactive) (BEC Instructor)

Allen Bizzell is the former Associate Dean and Accounting Faculty member at University of Texas. He was also an Associate Professor in…

Gregory Carnes, Ph.D., CPA (REG Instructor)

Gregory Carnes, Ph.D., CPA (REG Instructor)

Gregory Carnes is the Dean for the College of Business and the Raburn Eminent Scholar of Accounting at the University of North Alabama. He is…

Meghann Cefaratti, Ph.D. (FAR Instructor)

Meghann Cefaratti, Ph.D. (FAR Instructor)

Meghann Cerfaratti is the Grant Thornton Professor of Accountancy in the Department of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University, where…

Donald Deis, CPA, CFE, MBA, Ph.D.  (FAR Instructor)

Donald Deis, CPA, CFE, MBA, Ph.D. (FAR Instructor)

Donald R. Deis Jr. is the TAMUS Regents Professor and Ennis & Virginia Joslin Endowed Chair in Accounting at the College of…

Dan Gibbons, CPA, CMA (BEC Instructor)

Dan Gibbons, CPA, CMA (BEC Instructor)

Dan Gibbons is Accounting Professor at Waubonsee Community College. He teaches Financial accounting on a part-time basis at Northern Illinois…

Janet Gillespie, Ph.D.

Janet Gillespie, Ph.D.

Janet Gillespie was the Associate Chair, Department of Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin where she taught courses in…

Elizabeth Grant, MAS, CPA (BEC Instructor)

Elizabeth Grant, MAS, CPA (BEC Instructor)

Elizabeth Grant is an Instructor in the Department of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University. She got her BA from University of Virginia…

Kathleen Hill, CPA (BEC Instructor)

Kathleen Hill, CPA (BEC Instructor)

Kathleen Hill, BEC Mentor, holds an MBA in Accounting, a CPA, and has 20+ years in-industry experience, primarily as Controller within the…

Kip Holderness, PhD, CPA, CMA, CFE  (BEC Instructor)

Kip Holderness, PhD, CPA, CMA, CFE (BEC Instructor)

Kip Holderness is an associate professor of accounting at West Virginia University. He teaches…

Marianne M. Jennings, B.S. J.D.  (REG Instructor)

Marianne M. Jennings, B.S. J.D. (REG Instructor)

Marianne M. Jennings is Professor Emeritus of Legal and Ethical Studies at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She has…

Claire Latham, Ph.D (AUD Instructor)

Claire Latham, Ph.D (AUD Instructor)

Claire Latham is a Professor at Washington State University Vancouver, where she teaches intermediate accounting…

Tamara Phelan, MBA, CPA, CMA (BEC Instructor)

Tamara Phelan, MBA, CPA, CMA (BEC Instructor)

Tamara Phelan is an Instructor in the Department of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University, and she received her MM from…

Robert A. Prentice, J.D. (AUD, BEC, REG Instructor)

Robert A. Prentice, J.D. (AUD, BEC, REG Instructor)

Robert A. Prentice is the Ed and Molly Smith Centennial Professor in Business Law and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the J.D.…

Pam Smith, MBA, PhD, CPA  (FAR Instructor)

Pam Smith, MBA, PhD, CPA (FAR Instructor)

Pam Smith is the KPMG Endowed Professor of Accountancy in the Department of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University. She…

Dan N. Stone, Ph.D., MPA, CPA (inactive) (BEC Instructor)

Dan N. Stone, Ph.D., MPA, CPA (inactive) (BEC Instructor)

Dan N. Stone is the Rosenthal Endowed Chair in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy at University of Kentucky. He is an author of the…

Donald E. Tidrick, Ph.D., MBA, CPA, CMA, CIA (AUD Instructor)

Donald E. Tidrick, Ph.D., MBA, CPA, CMA, CIA (AUD Instructor)

Donald E. Tidrick is the Deloitte Professor of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University. He is also the former Associate Chair in…

Tammy R. Waymire, CPA, Ph.D. (AUD Instructor)

Tammy R. Waymire, CPA, Ph.D. (AUD Instructor)

Tammy Waymire is a Professor at Middle Tennessee State University, and she has also worked as an Audit Supervisor for the State of…

Jeanne Yamamura, CPA, MIM, Ph.D.  (AUD Instructor)

Jeanne Yamamura, CPA, MIM, Ph.D. (AUD Instructor)

Jeanne Yamamura is a Professor of Accounting Emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno. Blending her professional and academic worlds,…

Suzanne Youngberg, CPA, MST  (REG Instructor)

Suzanne Youngberg, CPA, MST (REG Instructor)

Suzanne Youngberg is an Account Executive at Guide Book publishing, Inc. She is currently teaching full time at Northern Illinois University…