|Dr. Jan Richard Heier is a Professor of Accounting and has been teaching at AUM over 25 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. His doctorate is from Mississippi State University. Dr. Heier also a CPA. At AUM, he teaches primarily cost and managerial accounting courses along with the graduate accounting theory course. Dr. Heier’s research interests are wide-ranging and eclectic with publications in most of the major scholarly journals in the area of accounting history and development such as Accounting Historians Journal and Abacus. He has also published in practitioner focused journals such as Journal of Bank Accounting and Auditing, Journal of Lending and Risk Management and the Journal of Government Financial Management. Dr. Heier’s interest in not-for-profit accounting and management has led him to become the treasurer of Renascence Inc., a Montgomery, Alabama based program to help non-violent ex-drug offenders transition from prison to the community at large. Finally, Dr. Heier has served on many committees for AUM most recently chairing the Tenure and Promotion Committee and Program review Committee, and participates in professional associations such as the Alabama Society of CPAs.