IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) completed its popular “Faculty Friday” webinar series with four presentations this fall. Archived versions of these hour-long webinars are available to educators (and anyone else who may benefit) and cover in-demand topics that can add excitement and energy to the classroom experience. 

Note that recorded webinars are not eligible for CPE credit.

“Become a Data Analytics Rock Star in Intro Accounting” (Friday, September 27)

In this session, led by Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., CMA, CSCA, CPA, professor at Kent State University; Tracie L. Miller-Nobles, CPA, associate professor at Austin Community College; and Jennifer Cainas, DBA, CPA, clinical professor at the University of South Florida, the presenters discussed why data analytics needs to be taught, even in introductory accounting classes, as well as how to access classroom resources that are designed for the learner – or instructor – with no knowledge of this topic.

Student Edition Doubleheader: “Résumé Writing Tips” and “Interviewing Skills (Friday, October 18)

Both these sessions were led by Passard Dean, CMA, CSCA, professor at Saint Leo University. In the first hour, he offered advice and suggestions for writing a résumé that is easy to read and gets noticed. In the second hour, he discussed how to prepare for, conduct yourself, and appropriately follow up after an interview.

“Take Two: Dual Certification Can Be Done” (Friday, October 25)

In this session – led by Joseph Hargadon, Ph.D., CMA, CPA; and Lori Fuller, Ph.D., CPA – covered the benefits of becoming a CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) as well as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant). They discussed the courses students need to take to prepare for both exams and the advantages of obtaining dual certification. The session was based on the presenters’ recent article that appeared in the August issue of Strategic Finance: “Dual Certification: It Can Be Done.” 

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Said Jodi Ryan, CAE, IMA director of student engagement, “We’re very pleased to offer this forum to exchange best practices and innovative ideas for classroom teaching. The success of this popular webinar series demonstrates the commitment of our academic members to share their knowledge and support each other and our profession’s future leaders.”

Ryan is always interested in suggestions for future topics and volunteers to lead future Faculty Friday webinars. If you have any idea for a webinar or would like to lead one, please contact her at