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Accounting educator

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


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


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Marquette U., 1960;Master of Science in Accounting, University of Southern California, 1974;Doctor of Philosophy in Business, University of Southern California, 1979.


Technical writer/editor, various, 1960-1971;instructor/research assistant, University of Southern California, Columbia, South Carolina., 1972-1976;assistant professor, Marquette U., Milwaukee, 1976-1980;assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1980-1983;associate professor/associate director Master of Science in Taxation program, U. Miami, 1983-1991;professor accounting, head department, Georgia Southern U., Statesboro, since 1991. Consultant Busch & Company, Marathon, Florida, 1984-1991.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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).


Married John Francis Fortin, January 30, 1960 (divorced 1986). Children: Craig Francis, Lynn Marie Parent, Ann Kathryn, Mark William, Donna Raye.

Howard William Gustafson

Kathryn Elizabeth (Kelleher) Gustafson

John Francis Fortin

Craig Francis Fortin

Lynn Marie Parent Fortin

Ann Kathryn Fortin

Mark William Fortin

Donna Raye Fortin