Robert Persichitte, M.A., is an affiliate professor in the Department of Accounting at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has worked in the professional accounting field for over six years and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. At MSU Denver, he teaches Managerial Accounting for HOSP and oversees the Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) course, designed to teach students real world accounting skills while proving a free tax-preparation service to the community.
Topic: Accounting Taxes
William B. Mesa is an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His research interests revolve around accounting, data analytics, the ethics of technology on the accounting profession, and integrating strategic management leveraged with relevant accounting practices.
Before coming to teach at MSU Denver, Mesa taught strategic management as a visiting professor at Chongqing University, Dalian University of Technology, and Xihua University in China. He is also the principal and founder of Triangulation Group, LLC where he serves as a consultant for SMEs in the capacity of vision, strategy, and core values planning in conjunction with leveraging analytics. He has consulted with many organizations, including Colorado Cider Company, National Jewish Health, Blue Ocean Enterprises, Jefferson County Human Services, Littleton Symphony Orchestra and Pet Scoop Services.
Mesa received a doctor of management in Strategy and Organizational Behavior from the Colorado Technical University and a masters in Accountancy from New Mexico State University.
Keith Fevurly, Ph.D., is a retired senior lecturer in finance. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Colorado and Kansas and previously held Securities and Insurance licenses in the State of Colorado. He has conducted an active and ongoing estate planning practice in Colorado since 1987 and an investment advisory practice since 2003.
He has written several consumer books on personal financial planning and investments, as well as proprietary textbooks for Kaplan University on investments, income tax planning, retirement, and estate planning. Fevurly has held the CFP designation since 1986 and has been involved in financial planning education ever since (he is very well know in the financial planning profession). He teaches not only personal financial planning courses at MSU Denver but also corporate finance, most notably managerial finance for all business students.
His approach to teaching can best be described as iterative, believing strongly in teaching the basic building blocks of the finance discipline and expanding on those basic concepts in applied learning. He also believes strongly in the mission of MSU Denver and, particularly, its commitment to diversity and education of those students of color and different ethnicity.
Gregory Clifton, JD, is the chair of the Department of Accounting at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He earned his law degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and an LLM in Taxation from the University of Denver. Clifton is licensed to practice law in Colorado and federal courts of Colorado and Georgia. He has also practiced in the US Tax Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Clifton continues to operate a small private practice advising small businesses and individuals on tax matters.
Paul Camp, Ph.D., is a professor in the Finance Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He also teaches financial planning classes that focus on estate planning and personal financial planning.
Camp worked as director of research for Virginia Tech’s National Institute on Personal Finance Employee Education after completing his doctorate. He then worked as a fee-only financial planner, developing financial plans and managing client portfolios before joining MSU Denver.
His research explores the link between causal attributions to events and the willingness to engage in financial planning behavior.
Camp received his doctorate in financial planning and counseling from Purdue University in 1998, a master’s in consumer economics from University of Missouri, Columbia in 1992 and a bachelor’s in business administration and finance from Truman State University in 1985. He is a certified financial planner.