About this blog

photo of Wendy Tietz with Joanna Ho

Wendy Tietz (right) with Joanna Ho at the 2016 American Accounting Association meeting, Management Accounting Section luncheon

Thank you for reading my blog! I am Wendy Tietz, PhD, CPA, CMA, CGMA.  I am a professor of accounting at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, where I have taught introductory accounting classes for more than 16 years.  I teach in a variety of formats, including large sections and online sections.  My teaching focus and passion is  introductory financial and managerial accounting at the undergraduate level.

This blog is intended to provide a concise resource for real life news stories to use in teaching introductory accounting.  Both financial and managerial accounting stories are provided. These blog postings are brief and the content can easily be used in both a face to face classroom and in an online environment in a variety of ways. I was the recipient of the Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching award in 2014 for this blog and the Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education award in 2016.

You can read more about the blog and how it came to be in an article I wrote for the August 2016 issue of Strategic Finance entitled “Bringing Real Life to the Classroom.”

I do speak at many events about my blog. In the past two years, I have presented at the Texas Society of CPAs Accounting Education Conference, the Virginia Society of CPAs Educators’ Symposium, the West Virginia Council of Accounting Educators’ Conference, the Conference on Teaching and Learning Accounting (CTLA), the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, and others. Please reach out to me if you are interested in having me present at your accounting education event.

I am also the co-author of two introductory accounting textbooks: Managerial Accounting, Braun & Tietz, 5th edition, 2017, Pearson Education, and Financial Accounting, Harrison, Horngren, Thomas & Tietz, 11th edition, 2016, Pearson Education.

Please reach out to me with any comments or feedback. You can reach me via email at wtietz@kent.edu, wendytietz on Instagram, @wendytietz on Twitter, or on my Facebook page.

 

 

17 Responses to “About this blog”

  1. Wendy,
    This is an awesome idea that you are executing well! I am glad you shared it with me at PHASE.

    Richard Mandau
    Mandau.r@ptc.edu

  2. Thanks for sharing with us Wendy!! It was nice meeting you 🙂

  3. John Losardo, CPA Reply April 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    I’m never disappointed about what I learn of others from The Last Word in the Journal of Accountancy each month. Learning about your blog and now seeing what you have created here is just great. A very enjoyable way to learn…even for a CPA – thank you!

  4. Andrew N., CMA, CPA Reply April 27, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Read about this site in the JofA. Wendy, you are a terrific teacher! I read through a couple of the cases and I find that you ask questions that force students to think and analyze the situation. I am looking to start teaching as a second career in a few years time; for now, I have found another channel to further my own education!
    Best wishes,
    Andrew

  5. Wendy
    I read about this in JoFA and thought it was a great idea too. Thanks for sharing. You should look up DoD fair or audit readiness. We are undergoing probably the largest most complex audit.

  6. Susan M., CPA, MBA Reply May 29, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Just read The Last Word and found your blog. I am teaching at a community college, Managerial Accounting this summer, and have already printed the Best Buy ROI impact handout to use as an engagement activity for the next chapter I am presenting, Financial Analysis. This is wonderful work! I will refer them to Yahoo finance to find the financial statements.

  7. I love your site! I am new to teaching and I really think this site will help me introduce and explain the topics to my students.

  8. I am always searching for very informative information like this. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing this great article.

  9. Really nice effort to help teachers and students alike..Thanks Wendy

  10. I had the opportunity to sit in on your sessions at the TACTYC – Thank you for sharing this blog. I have been teaching undergrad Financial and Managerial Accounting since 2005 and I’m always looking for ways to engage the students. You and your site provide inspiration! Thanks! Toni

  11. Wendy,
    It looks like your have done a lot of work on a very good idea. Cases are frequently too involved even for upper level courses. Using shorter news items sounds like a more effective way to mix some real world examples into accounting education. I placed some links to your blog on several pages of the MAAW site.

    http://maaw.info/StrategicFinance2016.htm
    http://maaw.info/StrategicFinance-2.htm
    http://maaw.info/EducationIssuesArticles-4.htm
    http://maaw.info/Facultywebsites.htm

    I will also mention the blog on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3815684

    James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
    Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida

    • Dr. Wendy Tietz, CPA, CMA, CGMA Reply August 22, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      James: Thank you for linking to my blog in your resource (which looks like a rich resource itself.) Have a great day!
      Wendy

  12. Wendy,
    It looks like your have done a lot of work on a very good idea. Cases are frequently too involved even for upper level courses. Using shorter news items sounds like a more effective way to mix some real world examples into accounting education. I placed some links to your blog on several pages of the MAAW site.

    http://maaw.info/StrategicFinance2016.htm
    http://maaw.info/StrategicFinance-2.htm
    http://maaw.info/EducationIssuesArticles-4.htm
    http://maaw.info/Facultywebsites.htm

    James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
    Professor Emeritus
    University of South Florida

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