Michelle McFeaters, '88, '02

Assistant Dean of the Calderwood School of Arts & Letters; Professor of Accounting
All FacultyAccounting & Finance

Contact Information
Phone: 724-458-3781
Email: McfeatersMR@gcc.edu

Michelle McFeaters, '88, '02

Education

  • D.B.A. Anderson University, 2009
  • M.S. Accounting, Grove City College, 2002
  • B.A. Economics, Grove City College, 1988

Professional Experience 
I have worked at Grove City College since 1995 when I was hired as Assistant Director of Financial Services for the College and then promoted to director. I served in these two positions for a total of 12 years, overseeing all financial accounting, controller, and treasury functions of the College. I have been teaching since 2006 and joined the faculty full-time in the Department of Accounting & Finance in 2007. In 2013, I joined the Calderwood School’s dean’s team as assistant dean, a role that provides me the opportunity to work closely with faculty in a variety of ways. I was promoted to full professor in 2017.

Prior to Grove City College, I worked as a consultant and later in financial accounting and cost accounting for a manufacturing company. Although I teach a variety of accounting classes, cost accounting is my area of specialization. I love to dive in and understand how things are made, the details of how a service is provided, and how cost accounting information can help an organization make better decisions. 

Courses

  • Principles of Accounting 1 
  • Principles of Accounting 2
  • Cost Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting 1
  • Intermediate Accounting 2
  • Advanced Accounting 1
  • Advanced Accounting 2
  • Contemporary Accounting Theory

What is the most important piece of advice you give students to help them succeed?
As Christians, Christ calls us to serve others. Many of us are called to serve Him in a variety of organizations that provide incredibly important and meaningful goods and services to others. Embrace this calling! Accounting is a discipline that provides understanding, value, and insight to all types of organizations, and each one needs people who can tell the organization’s story in “the language of business.” 

Accountants face a variety of challenging issues, so I stress the need to prepare well for the profession and bring a vibrant and hopeful faith to the vital work to be done in service of others. An accounting major at Grove City College is a great place to start your education down a path where you can take a deep look at who you are called to be in Christ.

Selected Publications

  • Test Bank Author, Reviewer, & Verifier Adaptive Study Plan Chapters 1-10 – Southwestern Federal Taxation, Volume 1 Raabe, Young, Nellen, and Maloney, eds. Cengage Learning, Mason, OH (in press) January 2019, Copyright Year 2020.
  • Content Writer - Assessments and text OpenStax/Wisewire (with Rice University) textbooks: Accounting: Volume I (Financial) chapter 11 “Plant Assets and Intangibles” and chapter 14 “Corporation Accounting” anticipated release: 2019.
  • Content Writer - Assessments, Reviewer, Verifier OpenStax (with Rice University) textbooks: Accounting: Volume II (Managerial) chapter 4 “Job Order Costing,” chapter 14 “Corporation Accounting” and chapter 1 “Accounting as a Tool for Managers” anticipated release: 2019.
  • Study Guide Author Financial and Managerial Accounting, 15e Chapters 19 and 28 Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason OH, Summer 2018, Copyright Year 2019. 
  • Test Bank Reviewer and Editor Financial and Managerial Accounting, 15e Chapters 15-18, 20, 24, and 27 Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason OH, Summer 2018, Copyright Year 2019.
  • Test Bank Author Financial and Managerial Accounting, 15e Chapters 19 and 28 Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason OH, Summer 2018, Copyright Year 2019.
  • Adaptive Study Plan Author Financial and Managerial Accounting, 15e Chapters 19 and 28 Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason OH, Summer 2018, Copyright Year 2019.
  • Test Bank Reviewer, Verifier, Editor Financial and Managerial Accounting, 15e Chapters 15 - 18 and 20 Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason OH, Summer 2018, Copyright Year 2019.
  • Adaptive Study Plan Reviewer, Verifier, Editor Financial and Managerial Accounting, 15e Chapters 15 - 18 and 20 Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason OH, Summer 2018, Copyright Year 2019.
  • Reviewer/Verifier Corporate Financial Accounting, 15th edition Warren and Jones (Text, Solutions Manual, and Videos) Published by Cengage Learning, Mason OH, August 2017, Copyright Year 2019.
  • Reviewer/Verifier Study Guide and Solutions Manual – Accounting, 27th edition Warren, Reeve, Duchac Published by Cengage Learning, Mason OH, February 2017, Copyright Year 2018.
  • Reviewer/Verifier Adaptive Study Plan – Accounting, 27th edition Warren, Reeve, Duchac Published by Cengage Learning, Mason OH, January 2017, Copyright Year 2018.
  • Reviewer/Verifier Using Financial Accounting Information, 10th edition Porter and Norton Published by Cengage Learning, Mason OH, August 2016, Copyright Year 2017.
  • Test Bank Author Chapters 19-20 – Money, Banking, Financial Markets and Institutions, 1st edition Brandl, Michael Published by Cengage Learning, Mason, OH December 2015, Copyright Year 2017.
  • Reviewer/Verifier Corporate Financial Accounting, 14th edition Warren, Reeve, Duchac Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason OH, October 2015, Copyright Year 2017.
  • Quizbowl Author Supplementary Materials for Financial and Managerial Accounting, 10th edition Needles, Powers, and Crosson Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason, OH January 2013, Copyright Year 2013.
  • Quizbowl Author Supplementary Materials for Principles of Accounting, 12th edition Needles, Powers, and Crosson Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason, OH September 2012, Copyright Year 2013.
  • Pre- and Post-test Author Supplementary Materials for Intermediate Accounting, 1st edition Wahlen, Jones, and Pagach Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason, OH February 2012, Copyright Year 2013.
  • Quizbowl Author Supplementary Materials for Cornerstones of Managerial Accounting, 4th edition Mowen, Hansen, and Heitger Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason, OH December 2010, Copyright Year 2012.
  • Content Author Pre- and Post-Test Supplementary Materials for Cost Accounting: Foundations and Evolutions, 8th edition Kinney, Raiborn Published by South-Western Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Mason, OH January 2010, Copyright Year 2011.

Is there any personal experience you would like to share?
I love to travel in the U.S. and abroad. I’ve been to Scotland, Ireland, England, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Canada, Japan, and Singapore. I especially enjoy spending time in Scotland where my family has roots (see the photo of my family’s “castle”) and in Prague, Czech Republic, where I enjoy researching Moravian history. As a history buff, I’m enjoying a hobby of restoring an early 1800s Western Pennsylvania stone farmhouse.

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