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    Susan V Crosson
    Accounting Faculty: Caldwell, Guy, Holder, Mann, Malloy,...
    inspiration posted May 8, 2010 by Susan V Crosson, last edited May 8, 2010 
    Accounting Faculty: Caldwell, Guy, Holder, Mann, Malloy, Williams, Williams
    Texas Tech University
    role in your life:

    MAcc Faculty

    what they did:

    The energy and enthusiasm of the accounting faculty inspired me when I arrived at Texas Tech University.  I was there because my husband was earning his PhD and I was an internal auditor for the university.  One of my job perks was the ability to take a class each term.  So in three years I could earn my MAcc.  An aspiration that I did not believe was possible for me due to having lead a very balanced life as an undergrad.  But Jim Caldwell, Day Guy, Bill Holder, Hershel Mann, John Malloy, Jan Williams, and Doyle Williams took a chance on me, a non-traditional, part-time student.

    I did not know then about the impact these individuals would have on accounting education over their careers.  All I knew was they welcomed me into their classes with strong pedagogy and an open office door.  I remember the joy in the halls when they had research articles accepted for publication.  I saw their core  commitment to being accounting education stewards through their service to local, state, and national organizations and initiatives.  They were and are my standard of excellence, my professional role models for what I strive for in my career as an accounting academic.   I am blessed to having learned from these Texas Tech professors more than course content but what it means to be an academic professional.  What better or more worthy pursuit is there?  All I know is that I learned from the masters how to lead a rewarding and satisfying life as an accounting faculty member. 

    what it did for you:

    They changed my life and gave shape to my profession pursuit