Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

  SSE-2411 |    619-594-5259  |   [email protected]
  Monday – Friday:   8am – 4:30pm


Preparing Accounting Professionals to Shape the Global Business Environment.

The school is named after Dr. Charles W. Lamden, who was the driving force in the founding of SDSU's College of Business Administration in 1955 and served as the college's first dean from 1955 to 1965. The school was the first accounting program in California and one of the first in the U.S. to gain accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 1982.

We have three active students organizations on campus—ALPFA, Beta Alpha Psi, and Student Accounting Society—and SDSU's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), which has operated on campus for over 20 years and prepares over 800 individual federal and state tax returns each year.

Our vision is to promote an educational environment worthy of students’ and the accounting profession’s trust through:

  • Rigorous and engaging academic programs that enable students to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the global field of accounting
  • Core values of the accounting profession—ethics, technical competence, communication, and global perspective—embedded throughout our academic programs to provide the foundation for our students to positively affect the dynamic business environment
  • Research and interactions with the business community that benefit our students and extend our reach to academics and professionals around the world.

A position of involvement, support, and commitment to educational excellence.

The purpose of the Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) is to serve as a bridge between the business community and the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy (the School).  The specific objectives of the LAB are to:

  • Promote opportunities for students to enrich their education through interactions with business professionals, internships, as well as facilitate job-seeking activities;
  • Provide guidance on curriculum and academic programs;
  • Support the solicitation and cultivation of private philanthropic support for the School;
  • Connect faculty with the business community to increase the impact of their research and teaching; and
  • Provide input on the continuous strategic planning of the School and how the School can enhance its impact on various stakeholder groups

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Stephen J. Brownell
Lindsay & Brownell, CPAs
Founding Partner
'95 MSA

Lee Duran

Lee Duran
Board Chair

BDO Seidman, LLP
Assurance Services Partner
'82 Accounting

Blaine Faulkner

Blaine Faulkner 
Alsana, Inc. 
CFO
'86 Accountancy

 

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Victor J. Gonzalez
Holthouse Carlin & Van Tright LLP
Partner
'89 Accounting

Mike Howard

Mike Howard
Ernst & Young LLP
Partner, Assurance & Advisory Business Services
'86 Accounting

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Dr. William Lamden
Lamden Family Trust
President

James Levinson

James Levinson
PwC
Partner, State and Local Tax
'84 Accounting

Sam Mascareno

Sam Mascareno
RSM US LLP
West Market Leader
'92 Accounting, '93 MST

James Nakagawa

James Nakagawa
Excel Trust
Chief Financial Officer
'88 Accounting

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Cheryl Rhode
West Rhode & Roberts

Partner
'93 Accounting

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Laura Roos
Moss Adams LLP, Not-for-profit Services Group
Partner
'91 Accounting

Rick Rosas

Rick Rosas
PwC
Tax Partner
'87 Accounting

Patrick Sammon

G Patrick Sammon
ResMed
Global Tax, Vice President

 

Keith Troutman

Keith Troutman
Squar Milner
Partner
Friend

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Elsa Valay-Paz
SDGE

Director of Origination & Energy
Supply & Dispatch
Friend

Peter Wall

Peter R. Wall
Sempra Energy
VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Friend

 

Accountancy Programs

The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy offers bachelors and masters degree programs, including a combined 4+1 bachelors-masters (BMACC) program. Our degree programs prepare students to meet the education requirements for the CPA exam and other professional accounting examinations.

 

Who Hires Our Graduates?

KPMG

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Deloitte

Ernst Young

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy alumni have gone on to either found or serve in executive level positions in Big 4 accounting firms as well as companies such as Volcom, Qualcomm, SAIC, Sempra Energy, San Diego Zoo, WD-40, Taylor Guitars, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Karl Strauss Brewery. 

Who Hires Our Graduates?

 

Research & Engagement

 

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy Faculty Directory

Janie Chang

Janie Chang, Ph.D.

William E. Cole Director, Vern Odmark Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

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Accounting  Accounting (Managerial)  Accounting (Information Systems)  Accounting (Auditing) 
John Anderson

John Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Jon Baumunk

Jon Baumunk

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Interests

Business (Cannabis)  Tax (Evasion)  Accounting (Ethics) 
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Marcus Brooks

Assistant Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Leon Chan

Hung C. (Leon) Chan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

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Accounting (Information Systems)  Accounting (Managerial) 
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Shira Cohen

Assistant Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

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Patty Cooper

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

David DeBoskey

David DeBoskey, Ph.D., CPA (NJ Inactive)

Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy,Sports MBA Program

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Corporate Transparency  Sports (Financial Management)  Finance (SEC Reporting)  Finance (Reporting)  Accounting (Auditing)  Accounting  Decision Making (Executive)  Workplace (Executive Compensation)  Sports (Accounting)  Workplace (Compensation) 
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Ryan Gesmundo

Administrative Support Assistant

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy,Management Information Systems Department

Steven Gill

Steven L. Gill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Programs

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy,Graduate Business Programs

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Tax (Evasion)  Tax (Mutual Funds)  Gift Cards  Tax (State Income)  Accounting  Tax (Use) 
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Julie Hansen

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

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Scott Jackson

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

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Katie Jaques

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Gun-Ho Joh

Gun-Ho Joh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Interests

Accounting  Accounting (Governmental)  Accounting (Consolidation)  Accounting (Partnership)  Finance (Statements Analysis)  Accounting (Managerial) 
Nancy Jones

Nancy J. Jones, CMA, CSCA

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Victoria Krivogorsky

Victoria Krivogorsky, Ph.D.

Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

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Interests

Accounting (Managerial)  Accounting  Decision Making  Accounting (International IFRS) 
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Valerie Li

Assistant Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Yan Luo

Yan Luo, Ph.D., CPA

Associate Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

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Accounting  Accounting (Auditing) 
Pablo Machado

Pablo Machado, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Narelle Mackenzie

Narelle Mackenzie, CPA

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

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Interests

Tax (Corporate)  Tax (International) 
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Kevan McLaughlin

Lecturer

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Kristin Mikolajczak

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Nathan Oestreich

Nathan Oestreich, Ph.D.

Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

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Interests

Tax (Corporate)  Tax (Treatment of Partnerships and S Corporations)  Employment (Benefits)  Tax (Income)  Tax (Self-Employment)  Workplace (Workers Compensation)  Tax (Planning Research and Income)  Tax (Federal Income)  Tax (Payroll) 
Rebecca Perols

Rebecca Perols

Assistant Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Jonathan Ravaglioli

Jonathan Ravaglioli

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Paul Sager

Paul Sager

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Allison Soares

Allison Soares, JD/MBA

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

James Vogt

James Vogt

Lecturer

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy,Online Degree Completion (BSBA)

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Interests

Accounting (Auditing)  Accounting (Ethics)  Accounting (Fraud) 
Jeff Wang

Jeff Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy