Learn From the Best

Wiley CPAexcel’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, provide mentoring and host live virtual classes.

Craig Bain, Ph.D., CPA

Craig Bain, Ph.D., CPA
Professor, Northern Arizona University


With more than 30 years’ teaching experience, Professor Bain teaches a range of accounting courses at Northern Arizona University and regularly publishes research on accounting information systems and financial reporting.

Allen Bizzell, DBA

Allen Bizzell, PhD, CPA
Associate Dean/Professor (retired), University of Texas – Austin


Dr. Bizzell has been involved with the CPA Exam for more than 30 years as a researcher, developer of exam-related materials, and instructor. He has conducted numerous CPA Exam-related studies, including analyses for the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Greg Carnes, Ph.D, CPA

Greg Carnes, Ph.D, CPA
Dean, College of Business, University of North Alabama


In addition to his well-known work as a Dean and accomplished instructor at the University of North Alabama, Prof. Carnes is also chairman of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce in the local community of Florence, Alabama.

Meghann Cefferatti

Meghann Cefferatti, PhD, CPA
Associate Profession, Northern Illinois University


Professor Cefaratti teaches financial accounting and assurance services. She is a member of the American Accounting Association, and her research has received awards from the Accounting and Information Systems Educators Association.

Donald Deis, Ph.D, CPA, CFE

Donald Deis, Ph.D, CPA, CFE
Professor/Department Chair, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi


Prof. Deis has nearly 30 years of university-level teaching experience and has been a longtime contributor to Wiley CPAexcel. His research interests focus on governmental accounting, an area he served specifically during his time working for accounting firms.

Marianne Jennings

Marianne Jennings, JD
Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University


A Sun Devil for the entirety of her teaching career, which spans more than three decades, Professor Jennings has also published a number of accounting course textbooks in recent years and remains an ever-popular instructor with Wiley CPAexcel.

Claire Latham, Ph.D., CFA, CPA, CFE

Claire Latham, Ph.D., CFA, CPA, CFE
Professor, Washington State University


Professor Latham describes accounting as preparation, proficiency and reasoning — which are all required to make critical and ethical decisions in today’s business world. She describes her teaching style as a partnership with a personal trainer or coach.

Robert Prentice, JD

Robert Prentice, JD
Professor, University of Texas at Austin


Professor Prentice received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from Washburn University. His research and teaching interests include partnership and corporate law, securities regulation, and the legal liability of accountants.

Pam Smith, Ph.D, MBA

Pam Smith, Ph.D, CPA
Professor, Northern Illinois University


The recipient of more than a dozen teaching awards, Professor Smith’s teaching and research interests focus on accounting and reporting related to business combinations, valuation, consolidation, derivatives and hedging, and business ethics.

Dan Stone

Dan Stone, PhD, CPA
Professor, University of Kentucky


In addition to having taught accounting at the university level for 30 years and authoring and lecturing for Wiley CPAexcel for 10 years, Prof. Stone also organizes and leads mindful hiking events around the Lexington area.

Donald Tidrick, Ph.D, MBA, CPA, CMA, CIA

Donald Tidrick, Ph.D, MBA, CPA, CMA, CIA
Professor, Northern Illinois University


Prof. Tidrick’s teaching interests include assurance and financial reporting courses. He has published in a variety of academic and practice-oriented journals and is an active member in several professional organizations.

Jeanne Yamamura, Ph.D, CPA, CGMA, MIM

Jeanne Yamamura, Ph.D, CPA, CGMA, MIM
Adjunct Faculty, Washington State University


Jeanne is a highly respected international consultant and educator on accounting and auditing topics, including professional ethics, governmental accounting and reporting, internal control, quality control, and fraud.

Suzanne Youngberg, MST, CPA

Suzanne Youngberg, MST, CPA
Instructor, Northern Illinois University, Accountancy Department


Suzanne has been a tax instructor at Northern Illinois University since 1999. She previously taught in the NIU CPA Review Program and tax education courses for a national accounting firm. Suzanne also maintains her own tax practice in St. Charles, Illinois.