Faculty

Sherri Anderson, CPA

Sherri Anderson has been teaching financial accounting at Sonoma State University since fall 1981. She has taught every financial course offered including Accounting Information Systems, Auditing and Advanced Accounting for over 15 years including operating her own accounting practice, which specialized in auditing non-profit agencies. Her University service includes two terms as Chair of the Department of Business Administration and she is currently serving her third term as the Accounting Area Coordinator. Her community service includes over 15 years on the Board of Directors of Old Adobe Services Center, a nonprofit specializing in working with developmentally disabled adults.

 

 



Joe Standridge, CPA

Joe Standridge has taught at the Sonoma State over ten years. He is currently fourty-five years of age and is an advisor for various clubs (fraternities, the in-line hockey club), and the Accounting Forum. Joe was a tax manger at Deloitte in San Francisco where he prepared tax returns in such exciting locales as Africa and Jamaica before he moved to Los Angeles to consult with Hollywood stars in 1990. In 1992, he relocated to Santa Rosa to start his own tax practice and fight crime at night using a secret identity. Joe has coached high school baseball, recreational soccer, taught at the Santa Rosa Junior College, and is an elected member of the Forestville School Board, as well as a director on various foundations.

 

 

 

 

 

Kirsten Ely

Kirsten went to the University of California at Berkeley for a bachelor of arts in Anthropology with an emphasis on Incan Archeology. She also received her Masters and PHD in Accounting and Economics from the University of Chicago. Professor Ely has done informal consulting work and small-scale book keeping briefly. Before Kirsten went for her Masters and PHD she interned at Ernst and Whinney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Lease, CPA

Terry Lease received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Wake Forest in 1983. He then went on to receive his Masters in Taxation from Baylor University in 1985, and then his PHD from the University of Southern California in 1996. His Business experience includes Ernst and Whinney, the predecessor to Ernst and Young, and various smaller firms. Before coming to SSU, Terry had been teaching for 10 years at such universities as Appalachian State, Loyola Marymount, Chapman University, the University of Southern California, the Florida Institute of Technology, and part time work at UCLA, and California State University Los Angeles. Terry has taught a variety of classes before coming to SSU, and now for the last 5 years at SSU he teaches Individual Federal Tax (433a) and Corporate and Estate Tax (433b).

 



 

 

 

Vincent Richman

Vincent Richman received his Bachelors degree at MIT and went on to Dalhousie University for his MBA, and to teach before he received his PHD. Dr. Richman teaches accounting courses in government and non-profit as well as managerial accounting.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Stanny, CPA

Ph.D. (Accounting), Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1996.

M.B.A. (Finance), Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Beta Gamma Sigma, 1991.

B.A. (Mathematics-Economics), Reed College, Phi Beta Kappa, 1987.

Certified Public Accountant, Illinois (Certificate Number 67,243)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Taylor, CPA

Henry Taylor received a Bachelors degree from San Jose State in Business, and went on to get his MBA at the University of Santa Clara. Henry has operated a convalescent hospital/retirement home for 8 years after receiving his MBA. Henry also has a 5-year history with a small CPA firm in Marin County. Henry then opened his own accounting practice 26 years ago in Petaluma, and has a long history teaching at SSU, including his favorite class, the dreaded Business 330B class.

 

 

 

 

 

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