Faculty and Staff

Connecting with experts in accounting

With advanced degrees and professional certifications, the faculty in the School of Accountancy are experts in their field. From interest in financial management to auditing to forensics, the expertise of our faculty provide you with a comprehensive accounting education.

Our faculty are committed to your success both in and out of the classroom. Our faculty often use their professional connections to enhance their classes with guest presentations, which also provides you with networking opportunities. Our faculty members are committed to supporting you as you pursue your passion and achieve your goals.

Dr. John R. Williams

Dr. John R. Williams

Director of the School of Accountancy
Associate Professor

Teaching: Accounting theory; advanced cost accounting; advanced accounting; intermediate accounting

Dr. Paul A. Ashcroft

Teaching: Auditing; intermediate accounting II; advanced auditing; intermediate accounting I

Samuel J. Bass

Teaching: Introduction to financial accounting; intermediate accounting I

Dr. Sandra D. Byrd

Dr. Sandra D. Byrd

Dir of Missouri State Low Income Tax Clinic

Teaching: Introduction to financial accounting; public service tax

Dr. Olen L. Greer

Teaching: Introduction to managerial accounting; managerial cost accounting; cost accounting II; controllership and communication

Michael R. Hammond

Teaching: Managerial accounting; cost accounting

Dr. Phillip D. Harsha

Dr. Phillip D. Harsha

Associate Professor
Director, Master of Accountancy Program

Teaching: Accounting information systems; managerial accounting

Dr. Les E. Heitger

Teaching: Advanced cost accounting; fraud examination; forensic accounting: litigation support and expert witnessing

Dr. Carl E. Keller

Teaching: Managerial cost accounting, managerial accounting, advanced cost accounting; Beta Alpha Psi Advisor

Dr. Geanie W. Margavio

Teaching: Intermediate accounting; advanced financial accounting; governmental and not-for-profit accounting; introductory financial accounting

Dr. Debra H. Oden

Teaching: Tax accounting II; taxation of business entities; advanced tax accounting; tax research (online); tax considerations for decision makers

Dr. Stevan K. Olson

Teaching: Intermediate accounting I and II; advanced accounting; managerial accounting; introductory accounting I and II

Dr. George D. Schmelzle

Teaching: Introduction to managerial accounting; accounting/management information systems; managerial cost accounting II; advanced cost accounting; advanced accounting information systems; Beta Alpha Psi Advisor

Dr. Kerri L. Tassin

Teaching: Financial accounting topics; individual income tax preparation