Here is a little background about myself. I received my B.S. degree in Math and Related Sciences from the University of Tennessee (Go VOLS!) in 1972. In 1992, I graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University. In 2000, I entered Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida. I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in 2004.
My teaching career started in 1972 when I began teaching math and physical science courses at the secondary level. In 1987, I decided that I would like to try my hand at accounting. After passing the CPA exam, I settled in as a staff accountant at a local public accounting firm. I missed teaching, however, and began to further my education to enable me to teach on the collegiate level.
I have taught at several local colleges in the area since 1992. I began at King University as an adjunct professor from 1994 -2006, and became a full-time professor here at King in 2007. I am currently the Accounting Department Chair.
I have been married to my husband John, a college swim coach and retired high school teacher, for over 40 years. We have two daughters, both educators. My eldest is a science teacher at the middle school level. My youngest is a psychology professor in South Carolina. Education has always been a part of my family’s life.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading detective novels and babysitting my five absolutely wonderful, cute, smart, and perfect grandchildren. Life is great!
Mary Connor, D.B.A.