Mystery. Scandal. Intrigue. You will find all of this and more in the field of accounting. Did you know that the notorious criminal Al Capone was brought to justice not by the FBI, but the IRS? Or, that a middle level audit manager, working on a hunch in the middle of the night to avoid detection, found $3.4 billion of fraudulent accounting entries at Worldcom? It is my goal to bring accounting to life with real examples of how businesses apply (and sometimes misapply) accounting concepts and rules.
Kirk Canzano (a.k.a. The MetricMan) joined Long Beach City College’s Business Administration department as a full-time faculty member in the Fall of 1999. He is a Certified Public Accountant with many years of business experience. In addition to working in public accounting with Ernst & Young, he has held executive positions in large multinational companies spanning a variety of industries.
I have a story most students can relate to. Having started my private sector career at Costco Wholesale as a part-time employee while being a full-time Long Beach City College student in 2004, I moved into management for the warehouse giant upon my graduation in 2008 from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. While being in management at Costco, I earned my MBA from California State University, Fullerton. Prior to becoming an Assistant Professor at LBCC, I was also a member of the adjunct faculty at LBCC, Cerritos College as well as
Professor Faulkner teaches in the International Business program. In addition to teaching, she develops enrichment activities for the students, such as internships, tours of the Port of Long Beach, recorded mock interviews with local executives, and job shadowing with international business professionals. She has taken an active role in several educational technology projects and spoken at several conferences, such as TecEd, the League for Innovation, the Chancellor Office and the Society for the Advancement of Management.
Jeanie Harris-Farace was hired at Long Beach City College in 1986 as a full-time Travel/Tourism Instructor. She had been employed in the Tourism Industry for 15 years prior to that. She had worked in various capacities in several Travel Agencies, as well as owning one. She worked as a tour escort leading tours throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the South Pacific. She also worked for a major Tour Operator, starting as a sales representative and worked her way up to a Regional Sales Manager.
Myke Mc Mullen joined Long Beach City College in 2001 and is currently the Department Chair of Business Administration and Economics. Additionally, he previously served as the original LBCC lead-faculty for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative.
Before joining the LBCC faculty, Mr. McMullen spent a number of years at the University of Southern California (USC), California State University-Fullerton and Orange Coast College teaching a variety of marketing, management and communication courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Dr. O’Toole received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in political science and psychology, from the University of Michigan and then went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. She was a practicing civil litigator in Southern California for several years when she decided to go back to school and earn her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Rajaram is a full-time faculty member in the Business Department at Long Beach City College where she teaches Macro Economic Analysis, Micro Economic Analysis, General Concepts in Economics, Macro and Micro Honors Courses.
Dr. Rajaram received a Bachelors of Arts degree from University of California, San Diego, and a Doctorate from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a concentration in Labor Economics and Immigration Economics.