Faculty

The instructors for the Metro-Detroit CPA Exam Review are primarily from Walsh College, which emphasizes high-quality instruction and preparation for the CPA Exam. Walsh students have continually scored high marks on the CPA Exam and have won numerous state and national awards. The instructors are constantly updating their lecture materials to keep students informed of recent FASBs, SASs, and IRS rulings. 

 

Richard D. Berschback, MBA/CPA

is the Distinguished Associate Professor of Accounting at Walsh College, where he has been an accounting professor since 1980. He has taught Intermediate Accounting and Auditing for over 30 years and has administered the CPA Exam in Michigan and Maryland. Rick has public accounting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. He received the first annual Accounting Educator of the Year Award in 2002 from the Michigan Association of CPAs. He also earned the MICPA 2003 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.

Email him at rberschb@walshcollege.edu 

 

Barbara Theisen, MST/CPA

is a tax lecturer and the owner of a CPA practice. She received her BBA in Accounting from the University of Michigan and her Master’s in Taxation from Walsh College. Barb was an award-winning tax professor at Oakland University for many years and worked as a tax manager for Ernst & Young prior to teaching. She loves teaching and continues to teach tax update seminars for professional organizations, including the Michigan Association of CPAs. Barb teaches four sessions of Regulation.

Email her at barbcpa@hotmail.com

 

Dan Hoops, JD, LLM

is a tax and business law professor at Northwood University and former Chair of Accounting and Tax departments at Walsh College. Dan is a graduate of Michigan State University School of Law (formerly Detroit College of Law) and earned an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School Of Law.  Dan has been engaged in the practice of law and business consulting since 1995.

 

Jennifer Sanderson, MST/CPA

is an accounting professor at Northwood University and former Chair of the Accounting and Tax departments at Walsh College. Jennifer received her accounting degree from Western Michigan and her MST from American University. She has over 20 years of experience in public accounting, most recently serving as a Tax Principal at Rehmann in Troy.

Email her at Jsanderson5283@walshcollege.edu

 

Kathy Konon, MSPA/CPA

is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Walsh College. She received her bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State and her master’s degree in Accounting from Walsh College. Kathy has several years of experience at Plante Moran; she then was in management positions at three Metro-Detroit school districts.

Email her at kkonon@walshcollege.edu