"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 am currently engaged in union-related activities at GSU. However, my real passion over the last 18-months has been service in my new role as “PaPa” to my first grandchild".
- Brian McKenna, J.D.