Accounting & Law Faculty & Staff
I serve the Lacy School of Business as Accounting Department Chair and MPAcc Program Director. I have taught classes at both undergraduate and graduate level classes such as: Introduction to Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Introduction to Federal Taxation, Accounting for Business Acquisitions, Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting, Corporate & Partnership Tax and Taxes & Business Strategy. I am interested in examining how tax and non-tax factors influence a firm’s organizational form, capital and operating decisions.
Lecturer in Accounting, BS University of Missouri 2000; MAcc University of Missouri, 2000
Erin Anderson (BS, MAcc, University of Missouri ’00), teaches introductory to financial accounting and an applied financial accounting course in the MPAcc program. Before coming to Butler, she taught various accounting and business courses at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Marian University. Prior to teaching, Erin spent twelve years in public auditing as a Certified Public Accountant, working both for Ernst & Young and Deloitte, across the Chicago and Cambridge UK offices.
Hilary is the Associate Dean of Academics at Butler University’s Lacy School of Business. She is an Associate Professor of Business Law and regularly teaches courses in Business Law and Business Ethics. Before joining Butler, Hilary practiced law at Ice Miller LLP where she specialized in business litigation, product liability defense, franchisor-franchisee disputes, and complex commercial cases, including insurance coverage disputes. She also regularly counseled clients on litigation avoidance strategies. Hilary graduated summa cum laude from DePauw University in 1999 and obtained her J.D. summa cum laude from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2002.
Jacob has a PhD in accounting from the University of Central Florida. At Butler, he teaches intermediate accounting, accounting information systems, and sustainability accounting. His research takes a sociological and ethical perspective on the development of social and environmental accounting. His work has been published in the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting and the Research Handbook on Accounting and Ethics. Prior to his doctoral studies, Jacob worked in the accounting department at regional and international casinos in Las Vegas, NV.
Mike Lewinski is a lecturer in the Lacy School of Business. Mike graduated from Wabash College in 1982 where he received his AB, summa cum laude, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. While at Wabash College he was a member of Beta Theta Phi Fraternity in which he held a number of offices. He graduated from Indiana University Mauer School of Law in 1985, where he received his JD, cum laude. While at IU Bloomington Law School, Mike served on the Indiana University Law Journal and was president of the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity. He began his legal career with Ice Miller LLP in May 1985 where he practiced for 32 1/2 years before taking early retirement to accept a full-time lecture position at Butler University. Mike is also Butler University’s Pre-Law Advisor. In addition to his work at Butler, Mike practices law at Lewis Wagner, LLP, where his practice is primarily in dispute resolution involving real estate issues.
Alyson is a Lecturer of Accounting at Butler University’s Lacy School of Business. She is also the Academic Coordinator for the Lacy School of Business’s Internship Program. Alyson teaches Introduction to Accounting I and II, as well as the Fundamentals of Income Taxation. Before joining Butler, Alyson specialized as a tax professional with Deloitte and Katz, Sapper and Miller. She continues to maintain her CPA license and provide tax consulting. Alyson graduated from Butler University and earned her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Mauricio has a Ph.D. in management with a specialization in accounting from Purdue University and an MBA from INCAE Business School. He worked as an assistant professor at INCAE Business School in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. At Butler, he teaches managerial accounting, accounting information systems, and accounting data analytics at undergraduate and graduate levels. His empirical research focuses on the impact of accounting information on the valuation of securities in emerging economies. He is also interested in applied analysis in accounting. His research has been published in the Journal of World Business, the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, the Journal of Business Research, the Spanish Journal of Accounting and Finance, and Contemporary Accounting and Economics.
Peter is an Associate Professor of Business Law. At Butler University, he regularly teaches courses on the legal environment of business, business law, the economic analysis of the law, and the economics of the public sector. His research interests include tax law, tax policy, the economics of tax and fiscal policy, and business pedagogy. He has published articles in Public Finance Review, Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Business Ethics Education, Journal of Legal Studies Education, Florida Tax Review, Nebraska Law Review, Mississippi Law Journal, Indiana Law Review, and Temple Law Review. Peter also served as the President of the Great Lakes Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Prior to joining Butler, Peter taught tax law and contract law as an Associate Professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He has also worked as a tax professional for a “Big Four” public accounting firm, a large Texas-based law firm, and ExxonMobil. Peter earned a B.A. in chemistry and physics from Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD), a M.S. in chemistry from the University of Chicago, a Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.
I serve in the Lacy School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. My curriculum includes undergraduate Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Introduction to Federal Taxation, and Accounting Information Systems. My research interests lie in issues related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the classroom as well as in professional practice.
Laura is a Lecturer of Business Law and Ethics at Butler University’s Lacy School of Business. She is also a faculty lead for the Leadership London study abroad program. Before joining Butler, Laura practiced family law at Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim. Laura graduated from Indiana University in 2009 and earned her J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2014.