Online Master of Science in Accountancy

Faculty

The faculty in the online MSA degree program have completed the highest levels of accounting, law and finance education. They are distinguished practitioners, with recognition from industry leaders.

Our instructors have decades of experience, spanning research, teaching, consulting, business leadership and senior accounting roles.

Ray Whittington

Director, School of Accountancy & MIS

Education
PhD, Business, University of Houston
MSA, Accountancy, Texas Tech University
BBA, Sam Houston University

Professional Certifications
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Internal Auditor
Certified Management Accountant

Biography

Ray Whittington is professor of accountancy and director of the School of Accountancy & MIS. He is a certified public accountant, certified management accountant and certified internal auditor.

He teaches auditing and has published extensively within the field, including books on audit sampling and auditing principles. He has also helped to build an extensive and active alumni network for DePaul Accountancy & MIS graduates. Dr. Whittington formerly served as dean of the Driehaus College of Business.

Whittington is highly distinguished across the accounting and business fields. In 2001, he was named one of the top 100 most influential people in accounting by Accounting Today. He has received the Ernst & Young Outstanding Professor Award twice, and each year from 2006-2016, Crain’s Chicago Business highlighted him in its “Who’s Who in Chicago” list.

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Mark Alford

Visiting Associate Professor
School of Accountancy & MIS

Education
PhD, Accounting, Texas A&M University
MBA, Accounting, Texas A&M University
BBA, Accounting, Texas A&M University

Professional Certifications
Certified Public Accountant

Biography

Mark Alford is a visiting associate professor. He has been with DePaul’s School of Accountancy & MIS since 2003. He teaches master’s courses in business administration and accountancy, focusing on financial and managerial accounting.

Alford’s research has explored a range of managerial and financial accounting topics, including the impact of corporate responsibility on shareowner performance, revenue recognition cases, how accountants can engage small businesses, and analyses of forecasting methods.

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Cindy Durtschi

Professor
School of Accountancy & MIS

Education
PhD, Accounting, University of Arizona
MACC, Accounting, University of Arizona
MA, Economics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Biography

Cindy Durtschi has served as an accounting professor with DePaul for more than 10 years. She is the faculty director of the MS-Audit and Advisory Services program at DePaul. She is both a distinguished researcher and highly sought speaker on a range of topics, including fraud, accounting education, and auditing. She has been recognized with teaching awards, including the “Driehaus College of Business Teaching Recognition” award in both 2016 and 2018 as well as the American Accounting Association’s “Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education” award in 2006.

Durtschi has spoken or presented at the American Accounting Association multiple years since 2014. She currently serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research, Issues in Accounting Education and the Journal of accounting and Free Enterprise.

Her research and work have been leveraged throughout the academic community and the accounting field. Her instructional resource, “The Tallahassee BeanCounters: A Problem-Based Learning Case in Forensic Auditing,” published in Issues in Accounting Education, is used in the Certification Examination for Internal Auditors (CFD). Durtschi is former president of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and currently serves as chair of the AAA Council.

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Edward Foth

Professor Emeritus
School of Accountancy & MIS

Professional Certifications
Certified Public Accountant


Diane Kuhlmann

Clinical Professor and Assistant Director, MST Program
School of Accountancy & MIS

Education
PhD, Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota
MBT, Accountancy, University of Minnesota
MBA, Business Administration, University of Minnesota

Professional Certifications
Certified Public Accountant (Minnesota)

Biography

Diane Kuhlmann is the assistant director of the MST Program and clinical professor in the School of Accountancy & MIS at DePaul University. She received her PhD in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota in 2013. Her other graduate degrees include an MBT (Masters of Business Taxation) and an MBA, both from the University of Minnesota. She previously was director of tax training at RSM. Earlier in her career she worked as a tax accountant at Deloitte and RSM.

Kuhlmann teaches Tax Treatment of Individuals and Property; Tax Treatment of Corporations and Partnerships; and Comparative Tax Systems. In addition, she serves as the faculty liaison with the online Master of Science in Taxation programs. Her research focuses primarily on the areas of structuring the curriculum to develop tax expertise. She has been published in the Tax Advisor.​

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Susan Lueders

Instructor
School of Accountancy & MIS

Education
EdD, Educational Leadership, DePaul University
MS, Accountancy, University of Illinois
BS, Accountancy and Business Administration, Illinois State University

Biography

Susan Lueders has served as a Senior Professional Lecturer at DePaul University since 1990. She teaches a blend of graduate- and undergraduate-level coursework at the School of Accountancy & MIS. Previously, Lueders worked at the Bakers Square division of VICORP Restaurants as the Manager of Financial Analysis and at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells as an auditor. She is a registered CPA in Illinois.

In addition to her work in accountancy, Lueders’ research interests include exploring the use of teaching strategies to impact the academic and social challenges faced by first-generation college students. She has served on numerous committees at DePaul since 2006.

Lueders is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Betta Gamma Sigma Honorary Fraternity, and the Illinois CPA Society.

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Hui Lin

Associate Professor and Associate Director for Regional Initiatives – China
School of Accountancy & MIS

Education
PhD, Accounting & Information Systems, Virginia Tech
MACC, Accounting, Virginia Tech
BS, Accounting & Information Systems, Virginia Tech

Biography

Hui Lin has taught in DePaul’s School of Accountancy & MIS since 2008 and maintains her commitment to bringing students high-quality accounting education. She has been recognized with the Driehaus College of Business Excellence in Online Teaching Award (2018) and the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award (2014).

Lin is a published expert in the areas of IT governance, internal controls, information security, data analytics and knowledge management. Having worked as an independent consultant in implementing enterprise information systems, she brings together an academic and diverse business perspective. She is especially interested in the relationships between social, psychological and technological factors that impact knowledge management in organizations.

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Eileen Marutzky

Instructor
School of Accountancy & MIS

Education
JD Law, IIT Chicago Kent
BS, Accounting, DePaul University

Professional Certifications
Certified Public Accountant

Biography

Eileen Marutzky is a distinguished accounting educator and legal expert, having served as Deputy Assistant United States Attorney and Senior Litigation Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice. Marutzky has more than 30 years of experience teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework at DePaul’s School of Accountancy & MIS. Additionally, she is a registered CPA in Illinois.

Marutzky has been recognized for both her work as an educator and her legal work with the Justice Department, having been nominated for the Illinois CPA society’s “Educator of the Year” award, receiving the U.S. Department of Justice “Special Achievement Award for Sustained Superior Performance,” and receiving the United States Attorney General’s “Special Commendation Award. ”

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Mary Mindak

Associate Professor
School of Accountancy & MIS

Education
PhD, Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, University of Cincinnati
MACC, Accounting, Miami University
BS, Accounting, Miami University

Professional Certifications
Certified Public Accountant

Biography

Mary Mindak teaches a blend of graduate- and undergraduate-level coursework at DePaul’s School of Accountancy & MIS. She has also served as faculty advisor for the DePaul chapter of Global Brigades, a student-led organization committed to resolving economic and health disparities worldwide and as faculty advisor to the DePaul chapter of Collegiate DECA, an organization dedicated to supporting emerging leaders.

In addition to her academic career, Mindak has worked for two of the Big Four accounting firms: Ernst & Young and PwC. In her roles with these companies, she focused on auditing services for several industries, including manufacturing, public companies, healthcare nonprofits, financial services, and retail.

Her academic research interests include publications on audit risk, fraud, corporate environmental responsibility and forensic accounting.

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