By Keiter CPAs
Harold Martin featured in Disclosures magazine’s “Back to Class” article
In “Back to Class”, Harold Martin, Valuation and Forensic Services partner and three other CPAs share their journey to adjunct professor. Each of these accounting professionals feel sharing their real world experience through teaching adds significant value to college students pursuing careers in accounting.
Harold initially began his teaching career by serving as an instructor of professional courses for the AICPA and VSCPA. His opportunity to teach as an adjunct instructor at the university level resulted when a former colleague, who had accepted a position as the assistant dean for the master’s of accountancy [sic] program at The College of William and Mary, contacted Harold regarding a teaching course in forensic accounting. The request originated as a result of students in the program requesting an elective course in this subject. As none of the current professors at the College possessed experience in this field, the assistant dean reached out to Harold. He was hired as an adjunct professor at William and Mary in 2005 and has now taught there for 17 years.
Harold believes his real-life experiences give him a unique perspective.
“Students love learning about cases I’ve conducted and talking about the actual concepts we’ve learned in class. I’m able to add that additional knowledge of an actual case to illustrate the point,” Harold said.
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From William & Mary Graduate to Adjunct Professor
Harold is a graduate of the class of ’79 where he received his A.B. degree in English. He has taught forensic accounting in the Master of Accounting program for 17 years. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the William & Mary Alumni Association, former president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the W&M Alumni Society, a member of the Class of 1979 20th and 25th Reunion Committees, and a former member of the W&M Alumni Admissions Network. Learn More about Harold Martin.
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