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Which professor gives us the most bang for our buck?

Published: Friday, February 20, 2009

Updated: Friday, November 20, 2009 22:11

It pays to study money: Three of the highest-paid professors on campus have Ph.D's in either Accounting or Finance, but it's a job in the Computer Science Department that pays the most. The Racquet's editorial board examined the salary of every professor on campus using the Wisconsin Redbook, the detailed budget for the UW-System that lists salaries for all staff and faculty. What follows is a list of the top-five earners on faculty at UW-L and brief profiles highlighting their accomplishments. Reviews at revealed that, for the most part, these professors earn their keep, as noted by the "RMP Overall Score" at the bottom of each profile (scores are out of 5). That the Accountancy and Finance Departments dominate this list should surprise no one. In March 2007, The CPA Journal reported that only 53 new doctorates in accounting were hired for the 2005-2006 academic year across the country.Moreover, UW-L's CPA students typically have 100% job placement rates following graduation and an internship. "Our students are prepared and successful in the CPA exam," said Accounting Department Chairman Barbara Eide, number five on our list. The other professors on this list have accomplishments of their own, as listed in each professor's brief profile below.

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Dr. David D. Riley Computer Science Joined UW-L faculty in 1978 Author of three books on programming Teaches software design and introductory computing courses, Advises Master's Students B.A. Wartburg College M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa RMP Overall Score: 4.4

Dr. John Gardner Accounting Joined UW-L faculty in 1985 Teaches undergraduate and graduate-level Accounting and Business tax courses B.A. Accounting, Stetson University M.A. Florida State University M.L.S Louisiana State University MBA, PhD, University of North Texas RMP Overall Score: 3.1

Dr. James E Finch Marketing Joined UW-L faculty in 1986 Co-author of two editions of the "CLEP Principles of Marketing" test preparation guide B.S., Canisius College M.B.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University RMP 3.0

Dr. Tom Krueger Finance Joined UW-L faculty in 1989 Teaches advanced undergraduate and graduate-level Finance courses Listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002" RMP: 3.6 B.S., UW-Eau Claire M.B.A., Minnesota State University D.B.A., University of Kentucky

Dr. Barbara Eide Accounting Chair of the Accountancy Department Joined UW-L in 1998 Teaches managerial accounting and upper-level classes RMP: 4.7 B.A., Concordia College M.S., North Dakota State Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

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