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Mary Lynn Connor




School of Business and Economics

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Bristol Campus: Bristol Hall 311A

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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.


D.B.A. in Accounting  


B.S. in Math and Related Science



Courses recently taught

BUSA 2302 LECT Managerial Accounting
BUSA 3841 LECT Federal Taxation
BUSA 5061 LECT Accounting for Managerial Decision-Making
BUSA 5085 LECT International Business