Brian McKenna, J.D.

  Associate Professor
  708-534-4960ext. 4960
  Office Location: G 189
  Office Hours: Hours vary by semester. See syllabus.
  College: COB




"I am primarily responsible for teaching the federal income tax courses for the Accounting majors in the Division of Accounting, Finance, Economics and MIS. I enjoy teaching taxes because it draws upon so many different disciplines including law, accounting, finance, economics and political science. Taxes are constantly evolving and changing making it a particularly dynamic field of study.

I am a tenured Associate Professor in the College of Business and Public Administration at Governors State University. I have been a licensed Illinois attorney and a Certified Public Accountant since 1978. In addition to the Juris Doctorate, I have earned a Masters in Taxation from DePaul University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. I am also a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner. I have been employed as a Revenue Agent for the Internal Revenue Service, as a Senior Accountant in a major public accounting firm and as a tax litigation attorney for a large railroad holding company. I have held a tenure/tenure-track appointment since 1989 and have earned tenure at two Universities.

I have a diverse history of community service utilizing my talents as a lawyer and CPA. These activities include service a legal counsel and treasurer of numerous community organizations, pro bono work for the needy and a run for public office in Illinois. I was previously engaged in union-related activities at GSU.  However, my real passion is in my role as “Papa” to my six grandchildren.

- Brian McKenna, J.D.

Curriculum Vitae