From CPA to the classroom: Going from practitioner to professor

Hosted by Courtney Vien

Many CPAs have considered giving back to the profession by teaching accounting. In this episode of the JofA podcast, practitioners-turned-professors Tony Bucaro of Case Western Reserve University and Jim Biagi of Marywood University discuss what it takes to make the move to academia.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • What kind of degree you need to get a teaching job at a college or university.
  • What you need to know before applying for a teaching job.  
  • What the different types of accounting faculty are—and why that matters.
  • What academic research and accounting graduate programs entail.

Note: Professor Bucaro was a graduate of the Accounting Doctoral Scholars program administered by the AICPA. Professor Biagi was a graduate of the AACSB Bridge Program. Listeners can learn more about these programs by visiting and

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