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 university professors who author best-in-class study materials, deliver video lectures, provide mentoring and host live virtual classes.
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, PhD, 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, Professor Carnes is also chairman of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce in the local community of Florence, Alabama.
Meghann Cefaratti, PhD
Grant Thornton Professor of Accountancy, 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, PhD, CPA, CFE
Professor of Accounting, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Professor 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.
Daniel Gibbons, MS, MAS, CPA
Professor, Waubonsee Community College
In addition to serving as a Wiley CPAexcel Virtual Classroom Instructor, Professor Gibbons is a Professor of Accounting at Waubonsee Community College and an Adjunct Instructor at Northern Illinois University in managerial and cost accounting. Prior to beginning his career in higher education, Dan worked in Accounting in the manufacturing, software, and financial services industry.
Janet Gillespie, CPA
Retired Professor of Accounting, University of Texas at Austin
Professor Gillespie has been involved in CPA Exam preparation for more than 30 years as an author and instructor. Now retired after 24 years of teaching accounting at the University of Texas at Austin, Professor Gillespie is a popular Wiley CPAexcel Mentor and Virtual Classroom Instructor in the BEC and FAR sections of the CPA Exam.
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, PhD, 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
Professor and Department Chair, Business, Government and Society Department, 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, PhD, CPA
KPMG Endowed Professor of Accountancy, 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, PhD, CPA
Gatton Endowed Chair (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, Professor Stone also organizes and leads mindful hiking events around the Lexington area.
Donald Tidrick, PhD, MBA, CPA, CMA, CIA
Deloitte Professor of Accountancy, Northern Illinois University
Professor 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, PhD, CPA, MIM
Professor of Accounting Emerita, University of Nevada Reno
Professor Yamamura 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
Instructor, Department of Accountancy, Northern Illinois University,
Professor Youngberg 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.