Mary K. Tarling, M.B.A.

Mary TarlingAssistant Professor of Accounting
Director of the Servant Leadership Initiative
Dunham School of Business

Office Location: Dunham Hall, Room 228
Telephone: 630-844-7802
Fax: 630-844-7830
Email Address:

I believe that successful people do not get that way by accident.  They determine what they are good at and develop a passion for that.  Part of my job is to provide a sounding board for students as they work through the process of defining their skills and passions.  I teach accounting and business courses, some of which are difficult, but where there is a willing student and a creative teacher any student can learn anything.

M.B.A. Financial Management - Benedictine University
B.S. Accounting - Northern Illinois University
Certified Public Accountant

Areas of Specialization
Leadership; Servant Leadership

Courses Taught
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Principles of Finance
Individual Taxation
Graduate level Accounting courses
Introduction to Business (Business & Ethical Dimensions)
Culture, Diversity & Expression
Servant Leadership
Travel Study-China
Travel Study-Costa Rica

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
ICPAS 2011 Outstanding Educator Award
Mark Chain/Federation of Schools of Accountancy Innovation in Teaching Award-Honorable
Mention, 2008.
"Critical Thinking Preparatory Exercise for Accounting Based Case Analysis," presented for the
    American Accounting Association, 2008.
AUSA Meritorious Faculty Award Nominee, Spring 2007.
Chief Financial Officer, Telecommunications Consulting Firm, Naperville, IL.
Certified Public Accountant (first time pass).

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Student Accounting Society Faculty Advisor, 2005 to present.
Accelerated Degree Completion Advisor, 2005 to present.
Delta Mu Delta Faculty Co-Advisor, 2006-2007.