Geneva College

 

 

Gary P. Vander Plaats

vander_plaats.jpgOffice Phone: 724-847-6619
gpvander@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Director, MBA Program
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Ethics

Degrees Received

  • D.B.A. Finance, 2009, Anderson University
  • MBA Finance, 1984, University of Iowa
  • B.A. Accounting, 1982, Dordt College

Courses Taught

  • ACC 256 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 350 - Accounting Systems and Application
  • ACC 357 - Taxation
  • ACC 365 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • BUS 400 - Biblical Management & Business Ethics
  • BUS 510 - Financial Management
  • BUS 515 - Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 516 - Valuation & Investment Decisions

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • Calvin Award, Dordt College, 2004
  • CMA (Certified Management Accountant), Institute of Certified Management Accountants, 1995
  • CCM (Certified Cash Manager), Association for Financial Professionals, 1989
  • CPA, Iowa Board of Accountancy, 1984

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member Institute of Management Accountants
  • Member Iowa Society of CPAs

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • Seven years of experience with McGladrey & Pullen (national public accounting firm) and 2 years of experience with McGrath Automotive Group as Vice President of Finance. First teaching experience was with the University of Iowa beginning in 1984.
  • Mostly happily married (Jean) with 10 children, 50% of which are still in the nest. Attempting to home school, the final success rate to be determined. “The proof is in the pudding” as my father used to say.
  • Taught internationally in China (seven times), Canada, South Africa, Thailand, and Indonesia (internship coordinator). Special affinity to China as our five adopted children are from China.
  • Active member of Christ PCA and the Vander Plaats extend our hearty welcome to all students who are interested in attending.

 

Point of Excellence

Graduates of the Masters in Education in Reading have a 100% pass rate on the Reading Specialist Praxis Exam.

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