Tracie L. Miller-Nobles
Tracie L. Miller-Nobles, CPA, is an associate professor at Austin Community College. She teaches introductory financial accounting, individual income tax, and tax research in both traditional and online formats. She has teaching experience at the community college and university level. Prof. Miller-Nobles received her master's degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is working on her doctoral degree in Adult Education also from Texas A&M University. She is a co-developer of the website, Accounting Is Analytics, which contains data analytics material for introductory accounting. Prof. Miller-Nobles is active in the American Accounting Association (AAA) in various sections and roles and is on the Board of Directors for Teachers of Accounting at TACTYC as President. She is also active in the AICPA, IMA, and the Texas Society of CPAs.
Jill Mitchell, MS, MEd, CIA is a Professor of Accounting at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), where she has taught face-to-face, hybrid, and online since 2008. Since 2009, she has been an adjunct instructor at George Mason University (GMU). She is a past president of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), and she served on the board of directors of the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA). She is a co-author of College Accounting published by Wiley. Prior to joining the faculty at NOVA, Jill was a senior auditor with Ernst & Young’s Business Risk Services practice in Miami, Florida. She is a certified internal auditor and earned an MS in accountancy from the University of Virginia and a BBA in management information systems from the University of Georgia honors program. Recently, she earned an MEd in Instructional Design Technology from GMU. Jill presents to educators across the country on topics of engagement, instructional design, and using technology in the classroom.
Jill is a 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award, the Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty of Virginia’s universities and colleges presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; the Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence; and the AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize, the foremost recognition of an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting.
Jonathan M. Morgan
Mike is teaching Principles of Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Working Capital Management and Personal Finance at the University of Southern Mississippi School of Business. SMTTT. He is an experienced technology executive currently engaging aspiring young entrepreneurs and finance students as a professor at the university level. Mike is a CPA and has served as Chief Financial Officer of four technology and telecommunications firms and has worked in both public and private environments. He helped lead several sale processes to private equity acquirers. Mike most recently served as President for two years and CFO for six years of Bomgar Corporation prior to their sale to TA Associates. He also served as CFO and later as an independent board member of American HealthTech prior to their acquisition by Francisco Partners.
Annette K. Pridgen
Annette K. Pridgen is an emerita professor at Jackson State University. She is a graduate of Jackson State University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. She taught for five years at Ole Miss before returning to Jackson State University in 2013. Before going into academe, Annette was employed by the Office of the Mississippi State Auditor. In 2015, Annette was honored by receiving the Association of Government Accountants’ Cornelius E. Tierney Research Award for her research in governmental accounting. She has received numerous other awards including the Faculty Excellence Award for the College of Business at Jackson State University, the outstanding dissertation award from the Government & Nonprofit Section of the American Accounting Association, and the Doctoral Teaching Award from the E. H. Patterson School of Accountancy at Ole Miss. Her service at the national level has included her 2013 selection as a member of the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Green Book Advisory Council to update the standards for internal control of the United States government. In 2016, she was asked to serve on the GAO Yellow Book Advisory Council to update the government auditing standards. Annette retired from Jackson State University in the summer of 2019. She has chaired the MSCPA Awards, Education & Scholarships Committee of which she has been a member of since 2003. Dr. Pridgen is a past secretary of the MSCPA (2017-2018). She was the 2019-2020 Vice Chairman/Chairman-Elect of the MSCPA and took office as Chairman in July.
Wendy Tietz is currently a faculty member in the Department of Accounting in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University, where she has taught since 2000. She teaches in a variety of formats, including large sections, small sections, and web-based sections. Tietz is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She's recieved the Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education, awarded by the Management Accounting section of the American Accounting Association.
Tietz is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has published in Issues in Accounting Education and in Accounting Education: An International Journal and regularly presents at AAA regional and national meetings. Tietz is also a co-author of an accounting textbook, Managerial Accounting, by Braun & Tietz, 4th edition, Pearson Publishing, 2014.
Tietz received her Ph.D. from Kent State University. She received both her M.B.A. and B.S.A from The University of Akron. She worked in industry for several years, both as a controller for a financial institution and as the operations manager and controller for a recycled plastics manufacturer.
Shanell H. Watson
Shanell Watson is a program officer with the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF), primarily responsible for managing programmatic activity related to WHEF’s statewide postsecondary attainment priorities. Prior to joining WHEF as a financial analyst in 2007, Shanell worked as an assurance supervisor for HORNE LLP and external grant manager for the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation. She has been licensed as a certified public accountant in the state of Mississippi since 2005 and received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy from Millsaps College’s Else School of Management. Shanell has held a number of community roles, including her current service as Chair-Elect of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, governing board member of Mississippi Action for Progress, and Secretary of the Awards, Education and Scholarship Committee of the Mississippi Society of CPAs. Shanell and her husband, Edward, reside in Clinton, MS with their three sons, Nicholas, Sean and Barrett.
Andy L. Wright
Andy L. Wright, CPA is the Executive Director of the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy (MSBPA). He joined the MSBPA as the Associate Director, Investigations on January 1, 2014. He currently serves on National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD) Committee. Immediately prior to joining MSBPA, he was with the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor for five years, where he provided technical assistance and training to state and local government officials and CPA’s / auditors and also participated in audits of various state agencies. Mr. Wright spent more than eight years in public accounting and more than 20 years in financial, operational, and executive management at banking and mortgage banking firms. He holds CPA licenses in both Texas and Mississippi, earning the Texas certificate in 1980 and Mississippi certificate in 1991. He received the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accountancy) degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and did post-graduate work in accounting and taxation at the University of Houston.