IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) continued its popular Faculty Friday series recently, with several more opportunities planned for academics and students in the coming months.

Faculty Fridays

On December 17, 2021, Monique Kelley, CPA, from Fresno City College, and Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, from Kent State University, discussed teaching accounting using student-focused techniques that resonate with a tech savvy audience. You can view the copy of their innovative presentation, “TikTok and Other Apps to Connect with Today’s Accounting Students,” on YouTube.

Looking into the coming months, scheduled Faculty Friday talks will include:

April 22: “Integrating ESG and Sustainability into the Curriculum,” featuring Kristine Brands, CMA, assistant professor of management at the United States Air Force Academy. 

June 3: This Faculty Friday will feature the winning authors of the Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition (to be published in the July 2022 issue of Strategic Finance) and the Curt Verschoor Ethics Feature of the Year (to be published in the March 2022 issue).

Watch your email for registration details about these events. Past webinars are available on the Campus Resource Center webpage.

Student Series

IMA is holding another one of its well-received IMA Student Series: Finance and Accounting Panel events virtually on February 23 from 6-7 p.m. ET. 

Moderated by IMA Business Development Manager Mary Patterson, the event will feature young professionals from a wide range of industries, three of whom recently passed both parts of the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) exam and were CMA Scholarship recipients. 

The panelists include:

  • Victoria (Tori) Heavey, Tax Associate, KPMG
  • Diane Isibor, CMA, Senior Financial Analyst, Cummins Inc.
  • Nick Pereira, Fund and Insurance Accounting Analyst, Tesla
  • John Strasheim, Finance and Accounting Rotation Program Analyst, Lumen Technologies

The panelists will discuss their career journeys, experience taking the CMA exam, and tips for new graduates and young professionals. Watch your email for registration details.

More information about other upcoming Student Series opportunities is available by contacting Mary Patterson at