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Jay Chittal
Instructor, Accounting
T211
847/543-2520
bdv488@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Computerized accounting applications.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 1998; previously taught at Robert Morris College for nearly two years.

Subjects taught at CLC: Financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, accounting procedures, payroll accounting and Quickbooks.

Education: M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology; M.A.S. Northern Illinois University, Certified Public Accountant.


Patrick Stegman
Instructor, Accounting
T213
847/543-2524
pstegman@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Managerial accounting, cost accounting.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2008; previously taught part time for six years; also taught for four years at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Education: B.A., Indiana University; B.S., University of Puget Sound; M.B.A., Southern Illinois University; M.S., Golden Gate University.


Jeff Varblow
Instructor, Accounting
T203
847/543-2799
jvarblow@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Tax accounting.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2008; previously taught as a CLC adjunct for five years; also taught at the University of Illinois for one year and spent two weeks per year teaching at Arthur Andersen’s International Training Facility.

Subjects taught at CLC: Financial accounting, managerial accounting, federal income tax, tax research and cost accounting.

Other professional experience: Tax manager with Arthur Andersen, LLP; senior vice president of The Cochlan Group, Inc.; received the 2012-13 Teaching Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).

Education: B.S. and M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

What inspires me about my field: I love accounting because every day brings a new experience or challenge.  I strive to fully integrate a student’s ability to learn and apply accounting concepts, thereby preparing my students for their future careers.  To facilitate real-world experiences into classroom learning, I worked in public accounting and consulting prior to teaching at CLC.


Mary Zenner
Instructor, Accounting
T211
847/543-2522
bdv479@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Financial accounting.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2000.

Subjects taught at CLC: Financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting as well as advanced and financial accounting research.

Other professional experience (including awards, presentations, published works or private-sector experience): Received the 2010 Outstanding Educator Award from the Illinois CPA Society.

Education: B.B. and M. Acct., Western Illinois University; Certified Public Accountant.

Main goal in teaching: My hope is that students use accounting to improve their critical thinking skills, going beyond the mere memorization of formulas and concepts. I hope to instill in my students a love of learning and, at the end of the semester, take a moment to reflect on how much they have learned.