About the Author

In Spring 2011, Dan Wiegand retired from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Prior to his retirement, he was a lecturer in the Department of Accountancy.

He was the former coordinator of Miamiís Introduction to Financial Accounting course and previously taught Introductory Financial Accounting to over 1,300 students each year. Dan also taught the accounting module in Miamiís MBA program and the Professional MBA program.

Dan came to Miami with over 30 years of business experience. He was an auditor with Ernst & Ernst, the Controller of a manufacturing corporation, the Vice President of Finance of two manufacturing corporations, and the Founder and President of a software development firm. Dan spent time as a seminar leader for over 80 continuing professional education programs for CPAís.

Dan served in the United States Army in Washington, D.C. and in Vietnam. He holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Miami University and a M.B.A. degree in finance and accounting from Miami University. On the CPA exam, Dan placed 2nd in the State of Ohio and received the Elijah Watts Sells Award for National Honorary Distinction.

While teaching at Miami, Dan received the following awards:

  • Farmer School of Business Teaching Excellence Award for his outstanding gifts as a teacher, and his ability to use his years of experience in the practice of accounting to enhance studentsí understanding of fundamentals.
  • Outstanding Professor Award from Pi Sigma Epsilon.
  • Honored Professor Award from Miami University Associated Student Government for making a remarkable commitment to students.
  • Outstanding Professor Award from the Miami Business Enterprises.
  • Boot Camp Award for outstanding professor in the summer MBA Boot Camp, awarded by the MBA students for five consecutive years.
  • 2010-2011 Alumni Associationís Effective Educator Award nominee.

Dan is the author of two software-driven interactive accounting textbooks:

  • Red Company, Financial Statement Analysis published by Micro Solve, Inc.
  • Solid Footing, Building an Accounting Foundation published by Micro Solve, Inc.

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