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Koehn Named Missouri Accounting Educator of the Year by Missouri Society of CPAs

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 18, 2015) – Jo Lynne Koehn, professor of accountancy in the School of Accountancy in the Harmon School of Business and Professional Studies at the University of Central Missouri, recently received the Impact Award from the Missouri Society of CPAs, naming her as Missouri’s Accounting Educator of the Year.

Jo Koehn MSCPA Award
Presenting Jo Lynne Koehn, center, with the Missouri Society of CPAs Educator of the Year Award were W. David Myers, CPA, left, chair of the MSCPAs Board of Directors, and James T. O’Halloran, CAE, right, president and CEO of MSCPAs.

Koehn was recognized as a frequent and nationally published accounting researcher who has sought the additional training required to bridge online and classroom learning. She is currently the faculty adviser for UCM’s Accounting Students Association and previously served as one of UCM’s chapter advisors for Beta Alpha Psi, a national honor society for financial information professionals. For the past five years Koehn has mentored the university’s accounting competition team.

In 2009, Koehn was named the BKD Distinguished Professor of Accounting, and she chairs UCM’s accountancy advisory board. She recently led the UCM accounting program’s AACSB reaccreditation process and is working with a group to form a Young Professionals Advisory Board for the UCM School of Accountancy.

Koehn received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with majors in management and accounting from Kansas State University. She also received a Master of Accountancy degree with emphasis in health care fiscal management and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin. She joined the UCM faculty in 1995 and was named a full professor in 2002.

She has completed the continuing professional education to maintain her certified financial planner license. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, Financial Planning Association of Kansas City, and holds a Kansas certified public accountant certificate.