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Instructor of Accounting


  • Master of Business Administration - Arkansas State University
  • Bachelor of Science - Arkansas State University (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Arkansas State University (Communication Studies)

Professional Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant (Arkansas)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

Teaching Specialties

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting

Research Interests

  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Accounting


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants


Originally from Kennett, Missouri, Rod began instructing accounting courses in the Fall of 2010. His professional experience includes six years in public accounting, and several years as a Financial Analyst at the Corporate Headquarters of Baptist Memorial Health Care Systems and W.R. Grace & Co. (both in Memphis, Tennessee). Most recently, he was employed for 19 years as a Plant Controller for a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch Companies.

Rod has served as the President of the Memphis Chapter of The Planning Forum, the President of the Northeast Arkansas Existing Industries Association, and has been a Board Member of the Greater Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce.