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Mary Sheets, Ph.D.
Dr. Sheets regularly teaches Accounting Information Systems, Practicum in Income Tax, Accounting I, and Accounting II. Recently, she has also taught Auditing, Tax Planning (for finance majors), and MBA Accounting.
Education and Certifications
BS in Business, Oklahoma City University
MS in Accounting, Oklahoma State University
PhD, Adult and Higher Education, University of Oklahoma
Post graduate work, Accounting Bridge Program, University of Florida
Certified Public Accountant (Oklahoma)
Professional and Community Involvement
John Marshall High School Advisory Board, member
UCO Wesley Foundation Board, member
Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, member
Journal of Accounting Education Editorial Board, reviewer
North American Accounting Society, past president
Community involvement: Dr. Sheets manages the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at UCO. Over 50 accounting students prepare income tax returns for about 400 students, staff, and members of the public each year.
She also leads numerous UCO accounting students to provide help and support with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at John Marshall High School.
As a teacher, I want students to learn the material in the course, but just as importantly, I want them to gain skills they need to continue to learn, and abilities to help them start their careers successfully. My classes have numerous activities to help students learn, such as online homework, in-class technology labs, working in groups to take quizzes or solve problems, evaluating real companies, and even the old-fashioned lecture from time to time. My classes have these different features because I believe students learn in different ways. I think when students realize there is more than one way to learn, they find the educational process more encouraging, and they improve their performance. Better performance motivates students to put in the work they need to do to become successful.
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