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Meet the faculty and staff who will take you down the path of success in accounting and finance. Click on a name below to find out more about them.  

Mark Alfuth, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Education
  • M.B.A., University of Minnesota
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Certification
  • Certified Public Accountant
Teaching Interests
  • Principles of finance
Rajarshi Aroskar, Ph.D., C.F.A.
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Texas - Arlington
  • M.B.A., University of Pune, India
  • B.S., University of Pune, India
Certification
  • Certified Financial Analyst
Teaching Interests
  • Security analysis
  • Portfolio management
  • International finance
Research Interests
  • Exchange traded funds
  • iShares
  • International finance
Pam Baughman, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Education
  • M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Certification
  • Certified Public Accountant
Teaching Interests
  • Managerial accounting
Yuchao Du
Education
  • M.Acc., East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 
  • B.A., East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 
Teaching Interests
  • Principles of finance
  • Investments
  • Portfolio management

 

 

Cyndi Eslinger, M.B.A.
Education
  • M.B.A., Kaplan University
  • B.A., The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Matthew Fish, Ed.D., C.M.A., C.P.A.
Education
  • Ed.D., University of St. Thomas
  • M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Certification
  • Certified Management Accountant
Teaching Interests
  • Principles of accounting
  • Intermediate financial accounting
  • Cost accounting
  • Strategic cost management
Research Interests
  • Teaching and learning in accounting
  • Performance measurement systems
  • Strategic management accounting
Sheril Gilberstadt, J.D., C.P.A.
Education
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • B.S.B., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Certification
  • Certified Public Accountant
Teaching Interests
  • Accounting principles
  • Business law
Ling Liu, Ph.D., C.G.B.P.
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.S., Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.S., Management Information Systems, University of Texas at Dallas
  • B.S., Management Information Systems, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
Certification
  • NASBITE Certified Global Business Practitioner (CGBP)
Teaching Interests
  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting
Research Interests
  • CEO compensation and relative performance evaluation
  • Firm’s information environment and valuation
  • Economic consequences and welfare impact of online markets
  • IT valuation
William Miller, Ed.D. C.P.A., C.G.M.A.
Education
  • Ed.D., Leadership, Policy and Administration, University of St. Thomas - St Paul, MN
  • M.B.A., Management, University of St. Thomas - St. Paul, MN
  • B.B.A., Accounting, California State University at Northridge, Northridge, CA

On sabbatical Spring 2017.

 

Certification
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
Teaching Interests
  • Accounting ethics
  • Advanced financial accounting
Research Interests
  • Accounting ethics
  • International accounting
William A. Ogden, D.B.A.
Education
  • D.B.A., Southern Illinois University
  • M.B.A., University of North Dakota
  • B.S., St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Teaching Interests
  • Principles of finance
  • Corporate valuation
  • Long-term financial management
  • Short-term financial management
Research Interests
  • Small business and entrepreneurship
  • Short-term financial management
  • Corporate valuation
Seungbin Oh, Ph.D.
Education
  • Ph.D., Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  • M.S.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL,
  • B.B.A., Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea                  
Teaching Interests
  • Principles of accounting
Aimee Pernsteiner, Ed.D., C.P.A., C.G.M.A.
Education
  • Ed.D., University of St. Thomas
  • M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Certification
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
Teaching Interests
  • Intermediate financial accounting
  • Auditing
Research Interests
  • Auditing
  • Teaching and learning in accounting
DeeAnne Peterson, M.B.A.
Education
  • M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Teaching Interests
  • Financial, international and governmental accounting and auditing
Pedro Sottile, Ph.D.
Education
  • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
  • M.B.A., University of California, Irvine
  • B.S., Universidad del Salvador
Teaching Interests
  • Principles of finance
  • Derivatives securities
Research Interests
  • Corporate finance
  • Business forecasting
Brenda L. Thalacker, M.B.A., Ed.S., C.P.A.
Education
  • Ed.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Certification
  • Certified Public Accountant
Teaching Interests
  • Tax
  • Accounting principles
  • Intermediate accounting
  • Managerial accounting
Research Interests
  • Experiential learning opportunities and the impact these opportunities have on students
Jennifer Thompson, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Education
  • M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.B.A, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Certification
  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • Certified in Financial Forensics 
  • Certified IDEA Data Analyst 
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
Teaching Interests
  • Accounting principles
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