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Accounting educator

John James McGowan, American accounting educator. Certified Public Accountant, Pennsylvania; certified management accountant; accredited tax advisor.


McGowan, John James was born on May 25, 1938 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James Johnson and Mary Rose (O'Donnell) McGowan.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting, King's College, 1961. Master of Business Administration in Management and Accounting, University Scranton, 1966.


Production specialist, auditor, Defense Contract Administration Svc., Reading, Pennsylvania, 1962-1967;assistant professor accounting, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, 1967-1970;assistant professor accounting, King's College, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, 1970-1979;associate professor accounting, King's College, Wilkes Barre, since 1979. Private practice accounting and tax consultant, Wilkes Barre, since 1977.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Pennsylvania. Certified management accountant. Accredited tax advisor.


Assistant treasurer, board directors Wyoming Valley chapter American Red Cross, Wilkes Barre, since 1987. Planning commissioner Wilkes Barre City Planning Commission, since 1987. With United States Army Reserve, 1961-1967.

Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Society Public Accountants, National Society Tax Professionals, Institute Internal Auditors, Institute Management Accountants (past president Northeast chapter Pennsylvania), Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (past president Northeast Pennsylvania chapter).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, tennis.


Married Elizabeth J. Homan, August 16, 1969. Children: John Jay II, Colleen E.

James Johnson McGowan

Mary Rose (O'Donnell) McGowan

Elizabeth J. Homan

John Jay II McGowan

Colleen E. McGowan