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Accounting Faculty

Bill Lightfoot

Dr. Bill Lightfoot Ph.D.

Dean (School of Business)

Dr. Bill Lightfoot brings to the table over 15 years of global senior leadership experience, including seven years overseas in multicultural organizations. He most recently served as Managing Director of Village Inc. Africa, where he developed a new business model for driving economic development in rural communities. He has also served as Dean of Brenau University’s College of Business and Mass Communication and as Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Institutional Advancement, and Strategic Planning at the International University of Monaco.

Dr. Lightfoot earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University before moving on to earn his MBA in General Management from the University of North Carolina. He also earned his Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University and possesses a CCMP (Certified Change Management Professional) Certificate from the Association of Chance Management Professionals.

Tara Konya

Dr. Tara Konya

Associate Dean

Dr. Tara Konya brings years of marketing and retail experience to Southern New Hampshire University. She started at the School of Business as an adjunct marketing instructor in 2014, later becoming an assistant marketing professor and associate dean of academic operations. Prior to joining the School of Business, Dr. Konya taught at the Art Institute of Raleigh Durham and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

She received her PhD in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies from UNC Greensboro. Previously, she earned her MA in Education at Monmouth University, a master’s certificate in merchandising at North Dakota State University and her BS in Exercise and Sports Science from UNC Greensboro.

Michael Baker

Dr. Michael Baker, CPA

Associate Professor (Accounting) | Co-Chair (Accounting)

Michael joined SNHU in 2012 as an adjunct professor and is now an associate professor of accounting. Prior to SNHU, Dr. Baker worked as a senior manager of audit services for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Dr. Baker is a certified public accountant and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Oklahoma, Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, and his Ph.D. in International Business from SNHU.

Dr. Baker's teaching philosophy includes, "applying my professional work experience by engaging students with examples and discussion of real world application of business theories."

Learn more about Baker in this faculty Q&A.

Micheline West

Micheline West, CPA, CMA

Associate Professor (Accounting) | Co-Chair (Accounting)

Micheline joined SNHU as an adjunct professor in 1996 and a full time faculty member in 2014 as an associate professor of accounting. Prof. West has over 25 years of classroom and 35 years of accounting experience. West also works as a consultant providing CFO and bookkeeping services to small businesses. Prior to coming to SNHU, Prof. West was an accounting/finance professor and accounting program coordinator at Manchester Community College.

Prof. West received an Excellence in Teaching Award from SNHU in 2011, and Excellence in Advising Award from SNHU in 2020. Prof. West received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and her Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She also holds CPA and CMA designations.

Bryan Bouchard

Bryan Bouchard, CMA

Assistant Professor (Accounting)

Professor Bouchard joined SNHU in 2001 as the Assistant Director and Business Tutoring Coordinator in the Learning Center. His academic career in accounting began in 2003. In 2013 Prof. Bouchard moved to the School of Business where he is currently an assistant professor of accounting.  
Prof. Bouchard is a Certified Management Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, his Master of Business Administration, and his Master of Science in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University. He has also completed advanced graduate coursework in accounting. 

Prof. Bouchard is a resident of Manchester, NH. and was named to the 2012 class of 40 Under Forty by the Manchester Union Leader. In 2015 he was named Civic Leader of the Year in NH by Stay Work Play and New Hampshire Public Radio. He also was awarded the 2011 Campus Compact for New Hampshire Presidents' Good Steward Award. This was for his work getting accounting students involved in assisting nonprofit organizations with their accounting. 

At SNHU Prof. Bouchard was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Advising Award, the 2016 Student Affairs Faculty Partner Award, the 2012 student organization Advisor of the Year, and the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award. He has been the advisor in the past for the Phi Delta Psi fraternity and the Future Business Leaders of America.

Outside of SNHU Bryan has served as a board member for Easterseals NH since 2015. He currently serves on their Executive Committee on the board as Treasurer. Bouchard also is a board member for the NH Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Palace Theatre.

David Doyon

David Doyon, CPA

Assistant Professor (Accounting)

David Doyon came to SNHU in 2001 and is an assistant professor of accounting. Prior to SNHU, he worked as a controller, senior staff accountant and finance director and his research focuses on multinational corporations' management of translation exposure.

Prof. Doyon received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine in 1989 and his Master in Business Administration from SNHU in 1997. He is a licensed CPA.

Lisa Gerrish

Lisa Gerrish, CPA

Assistant Professor (Accounting)

Lisa joined SNHU in 2013 as an adjunct faculty member and is now an assistant professor of accounting. Prof. Gerrish’s classes taught include Intermediate Accounting I & II, Auditing, Advanced Auditing, and Professional Communication in Accounting. She also works as faculty advisor for student Accounting Internships. Before coming to SNHU, she worked as an Executive Financial Consultant, the CFO/VP for Business & Finance at Hiram College, and an SVP/Corporate Officer at Tech Data Corporation.

Prof. Gerrish is on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a Certified Public Accountant, received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her Master of Business Administration from the Executive MBA Program at Rollins College.

Jeremy Glines

Jeremy I. Glines

Instructor (Accounting)

Professor Jeremy Glines began his academic career as an adjunct professor in 2014 and is currently an Instructor of Accounting and Taxation. Prof. Glines brings with him a wealth of real-world experience, including several years as the Controller at Motostar Tire and Auto Products in Merrimack, NH, where he managed a team of five accounting department employees. Prof. Glines has also served as a tax auditor for H&R Block and Baker, Newman, Noyes, LLC, and as the Staff Accountant for Circle Company Associates and Snell Acoustics.

Prof. Glines is an SNHU alumnus, having earned both a Master of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Business Administration from SNHU in 2005. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Daniel Murphy

Daniel J. Murphy, CPA

Assistant Professor (Accounting)

Dan joined the accounting faculty in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor.  He was previously department chair of business studies in the Community College System of New Hampshire where he taught various accounting, finance and business courses.  In addition to his depth of teaching, he also has experience with curriculum development and program accreditation.

Before entering academia Prof. Murphy served in a variety of management and executive-level positions in technology-based manufacturing companies in accounting, finance, IT, and human resources.  He offers to his students a wealth of practical experience in a wide variety of accounting, financial reporting and tax accounting topics and he enjoys sharing it all.  He has particular interests in corporate tax accounting, financial transaction disclosures and accounting as a social science for all business students.  Prof. Murphy was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award at SNHU in his first year on the faculty.

At the Community College System of NH, Prof. Murphy received the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching as well as the President’s Award for Community Service.

Prior to his teaching, Prof. Murphy held a variety of management and executive-level positions in industry ranging from staff auditor to chief financial officer.  He also owns his own consulting firm, Murphy & Associates, and is a part-time treasurer of a local health care company.  He has served on a variety of community boards and non-profit organizations.

Prof. Murphy received his Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Boston College.  He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New Hampshire.