Erin Anderson
Erin Anderson
Lecturer in Accounting

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.  

Douglas Ayres
Douglas Ayres
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Ayres is a graduate of Ball State University (undergraduate) and the University of Tennessee (Ph.D.).  Prior to his academic career, Dr. Ayres was a senior manager at Somerset CPAs in Indianapolis, Indiana and has over ten years of professional experience.  Dr. Ayres first served as an audit manager in this role, transitioning later into business valuation and litigation consulting.  Dr. Ayres is a licensed CPA in the state of Indiana and has served as an expert witness.  Dr. Ayres’ teaching interests include auditing, managerial and cost accounting, financial statement analysis, business valuation, and financial accounting.  Dr. Ayres’ research interests include archival auditing and archival capital markets / financial accounting.  Dr. Ayres has published in Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Advances in Accounting, the Journal of Accounting Education, the Journal of Behavioral Finance, the Journal of Accountancy, and the CPA Journal.

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Alyson Lurker
Alyson Lurker
Lecturer in Accounting
Mauricio Melgarejo Duran
Mauricio Melgarejo Duran
Associate Professor of Accounting

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. 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, and the Contemporary Accounting and Economics.

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Lauren Rukasuwan
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Bill Terando
Professor of Accounting

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.  

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