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Karen Ann Fortin

Karen Ann Fortin, American accounting educator. Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin.

Background

  • Fortin, Karen Ann was born on June 18, 1936 in Charles City, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Howard William and Kathryn Elizabeth (Kelleher) Gustafson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University, 1960. Master of Science in Accounting, University South Carolina, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Business, University South Carolina, 1979.

    Career

    • Technical writer/editor various, 1960-1971. Instructor/research assistant University South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1972-1976. Assistant professor Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1976-1980, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1980-1983.

      Associate professor/associate director Master of Science in Taxation program University Miami, 1983-1991. Professor accounting, head department Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, since 1991. Consultant Busch & Company, Marathon, Florida, 1984-1991.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin.

    Works

    • Lecturer in field. Co-author Foundation of Business Economics: The Contributions of Joel Dean, 1984. Co-author Financial Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations, 1983.

      Contributor articles professional journals.

    Membership

    Director Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, University Miami, 1988-1989. Teacher international advisory panel Xiamen (People's Republic China) University, 1988. Leader Girl Scouts United States of America.

    Volunteer director church choir, Columbia, Miami, 1973-1979. First donor unrelated bone marrow donor program South Florida chapter American Red Cross, 1989. Member American Taxation Association (chairman 1988-1990, newsletter editor since 1991), American Accounting Association, American Society Women Accountants (president Milwaukee chapter 1981-1983), Beta Alpha Psi (faculty advisory 1984-1989), Beta Gamma Sigma (president University Miami 1999-1991), Alpha Kappa Psi (faculty advisor 1990-1991).

    Connections

    • Married John Francis Fortin, January 30, 1960 (divorced 1986). Children: Craig Francis, Lynn Marie Parent, Ann Kathryn, Mark William, Donna Raye.
    • father: Howard William Gustafson
    • mother: Kathryn Elizabeth (Kelleher) Gustafson
    • spouse: John Francis Fortin
    • children: Craig Francis Fortin
    • Lynn Marie Parent Fortin
    • Ann Kathryn Fortin
    • Mark William Fortin
    • Donna Raye Fortin
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    Nationality
    • 1960
      Marquette University
    • 1974
      University South Carolina
    • 1979
      University South Carolina
    • 1960 - 1971
      Technical writer, /editor various
    • 1972 - 1976
      instructor/research assistant, University South Carolina
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      assistant, professor Marquette University
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1980 - 1983
      assistant, professor Marquette University
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1983 - 1991
      associate, professor/associate director Master of Science in Taxation program University Miami
    • 1991
      professor, department Georgia Southern University
      Statesboro, Georgia, United States
    • 1991
      head, department Georgia Southern University
      Statesboro, Georgia, United States
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