I initially joined the faculty at the College of Business
in May of 2014 as an Adjunct Professor. In August of 2016, I joined the
full-time faculty as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. I currently teach Business
Law I and II and Tax I. I have previously taught Business Law II, Tax I, and
Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning.
I earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in tax from Georgetown
University Law Center in 2003 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of
Illinois College of Law in 1993. I am also a licensed attorney. Prior to
joining the full-time faculty at GSU, I practiced law for over 20 years. Most
recently, I served as the Deputy General Counsel for Income Tax Litigation for
the Illinois Department of Revenue. For several years, I have also served as an
officer and member on committees of professional associations, including the
Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association, and have taught
numerous Continuing Legal Education courses.
My recent publications include articles analyzing the
federal bonus depreciation and Section 179 deductions and their efficacy in
stimulating business investment and examining the shared responsibility payment
under the Affordable Care Act and how it relates to tax dependents. My current
interests in research and publication involve the state taxation of sales of
marijuana in states where medical and other uses have been legalized and the
current state of federal taxation of international communications income.