A native of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Duron joined the Husson faculty in the fall of 2005. Before relocating to Maine from Chadron, Nebraska, he taught accounting at Chadron State College for 9 years where his excellence in teaching and scholarship were recognized by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and the American Accounting Association. Dr. Duron holds a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Capella University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in both Texas and Maine and is a member of several related professional organizations. In addition to his teaching experience, Bobby brings 13 years of full-time professional experience in public accounting, private industry, and governmental/nonprofit management to the classroom. His personal interests include music, craft brewing, and spending time with family and friends.
My essential philosophy of teaching and learning is to assist students in becoming lifelong learners who are highly proficient in their field of study, able to adapt to a dynamic business world, and who contribute to the overall betterment of society. Recognizing that I am on the same journey as that of my students, I make a concerted effort to model these values by remaining professionally active and technically current in my field and, importantly, sharing these skills in a variety of volunteer settings.
Karen has been instructing Accounting for over 20 years. She is an Accredited Business Accountant, and she holds a M.S.B. and a B.S. in Accounting from Husson University where she graduated summa cum laude. Her past employment includes: bank accountant, cost accountant, and parish accountant. In 2012, Karen was selected as the recipient for the Dean's Excellence in Teaching medal in the College of Business. Professionally, she is a member of the Accreditation Council for Accountancy & Taxation, the National Society of Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and Maine Society of CPA's. In the community, she is the Treasurer of St. John's Organ Society and member of the Beal College Business Studies Advisory Board and Beal College Medical Assisting Program Advisory Board. As well as serving on a number of Husson committees, she is a member of Sigma Beta Delta, an honors business society.
Effective communication of course material is of utmost importance for a successful class. Because I instruct several beginning accounting courses for the College of Business, it is imperative that I present the material in an organized, coherent, and structured manner. I assign problems for homework, projects for reinforced learning, and in-class group work for further emphasis of the material. I also stress, throughout my courses, academic integrity because I believe this leads to professional integrity.
With a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Taxation, Dewey is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He has worked for two of the largest accounting firms in the world, most recently as a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston. He is currently the sole owner of a public accounting practice with many small business and personal clients. Dewey has been on the full-time faculty at Husson for 35 years and has loved every minute in the classroom. He is a member of many professional organizations and has been recognized as the Accountant Advocate of the year for Maine and New England by the Small Business Administration. In addition, the Maine Society of CPAs presented him with their Public Service Award and Hampden Business Association named him the Businessperson of the Year for 2011. He is also President of the Maine Society of CPA’s and a long term member of the Guardian Advisory Council for Maine in the National Federation of Independent Business. Dewey has testified before the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC on small business tax reform.
I consider myself to be a guide as students work through difficult new knowledge. As they mature, I am blessed to be in their environment at the inception of their professional lives and to help them grow in the business world around them. I challenge them every day to do better and they do the same for me. My goal is for them to think critically, solve intricate problems, communicate their knowledge and be good citizens of the world.