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Dave Bagley

Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office: BA 530

(208) 282-4173

LL.M (Tax) University of Florida
JD, University of Idaho
BA, Brigham Young University

Marcus Burger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office: BA 528

(208) 282-2915

Ph.D. University of Utah
BS Information Systems and Technologies

Dr. Burger earned his undergraduate degree in Information Systems from Weber State University and his Ph.D in Accounting from the University of Utah. Dr. Burger’s research focuses on how accounting information informs valuation and how market participants affect stock prices. He teaches Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis, Accounting Theory, and other financial accounting courses.

Jason Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office: BA 540

(208) 282-3034

Ph.D. University of Central Florida
MS University of Nevada Las Vegas
BS BYU Hawaii

Dr. Chen enjoys teaching financial accounting and taxation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research focuses on understanding how the financial accounting of corporate disclosures and tax policies impacts social and environmental matters. Dr. Chen uses multiple research methods (i.e., archival and behavioral) to conduct research depending on the nature of the questions asked and hypotheses postulated.

Dawn Konicek

Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office: BA 445

(208) 282-4145

MBA University of Wisconsin Whitewater
BBA University of Wisconsin of Whitewater

After pursuing her accounting degree, Dawn graduated cum-laude and began working for Ernst & Young. Her experiences with accounting firms ranges from fortune 500 companies to small mom and pop shops. She began her Master of Business Administration while working as a senior manager at a mid-sized accounting firm. Once she completed her masters she had about 14 years of experience in public accounting. She then began her teaching career at a community college in Janesville, Wisconsin. Dawn moved to ISU because she wanted to teach students to become CPA’s as opposed to bookkeepers.

Jerry Leffler

Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office: BA 529

(208) 282-4219

MBA Idaho State University
BBA Idaho State University

Michele O’Brien-Rose

Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office: BA 430

(208) 282-4667

B.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (Psychology)

M.B.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (Dual emphasis in Accounting & Service Management)

Michele came to ISU in the Fall of 2013 from Colorado.  She has taught at public and private universities as well as community colleges.  Michele brings over 30 years of business experience to the classroom.  She is a licensed CPA in both Idaho and Colorado and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.  Michele teaches "Introduction to Financial Accounting", "Introduction to Managerial Accounting", "Accounting for Non-Business Majors", and "Business Advisory" courses in our undergraduate program; and "Accounting for Governmental & Not-for-Profit Entities" and "Principles of Fraud Examination" courses in our MAcc.  Michele is also an avid hiker and skier and loves the amazing life style we have here in southeastern Idaho.

Ray Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Interim Accounting Chair, Associate Professor of Accounting

Office: BA 524

(208) 282-5686

Ph.D. University of Texas at El Paso
MBA University of Texas at San Antonio
BBA University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Rodriguez has taught taxation for individuals, corporate taxation, sales & local taxation, tax research, auditing, international accounting, financial accounting, and managerial accounting to Bachelors and Masters students at six public universities. His research interests are in the areas of international accounting, taxation, and accounting education. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Rodriguez was an accountant for ten years at Valero Energy Corporation, Brehm, Havel & Company CPAs, and Fernie R. Aceves CPA.

Justin Wood, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office: BA 525

(208) 282-3536

Ph.D. University of Iowa
MBA Brigham Young University
BS Brigham Young University

Bob Picard

Professor of Accounting

Office: BA 241

(208) 282-4067

Ph.D. University of Kentucky

MBA University of St. Thomas (MN)

BS Northern Michigan University