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Dr. Troy V. Sullivan - School of Business -- Accounting

Troy V. Sullivan

Professor of Accounting & Business
Department of Account and Finance

Phone: 478.934.3527
Website: https://www.mga.edu/business/index.php

  • Cochran - Walker Hall - 202
    Phone: 478.934.3527
    Fax: 478.934.3498
  • Macon - PSC - 376
    Phone: 478.471.2978
    Fax: 478.471.2802
Office Hours: Spring 2023

Office hours will be by appointment online only, using MS TEAMS. Please use my campus email Troy.Sullivan@mga.edu to schedule.
Biography: I began my teaching career January of 1990 after completing a Master of Science degree in Administration from now Georgia Southwestern State University. I also hold an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Georgia Southwestern. In May 2007, I earned my Doctorate in Education from The University of Georgia. Currently, I teach Survey of Accounting (ACCT 2000), Principles of Accounting I (ACCT 2101) and Principles of Accounting II (ACCT 2102). Periodically, I have taught Communicating in the Business Environment (BUSA 2105) , Business Analysis using Excel (BUSA 3340), and Principles of Management (MGMT 3141). Other courses I have taught include Business Statistics, International Business, Business Law, and Quantitative Management as an adjunct on-line faculty for Georgia Southwestern for nearly a decade.

My teaching philosophy comes from an Essentialist’s point of view. Considered somewhat a rigid philosophy, the Essentialist teacher will teach basic and essential knowledge. I temper the Essentialist philosophy with Progressivism. The Progressive philosophy of teaching stands in stark contrast to Essentialism and basically promotes “free thinking” and democratic processes within the classroom. I believe most professors blend the various philosophies molding them into a workable embodiment of thought and practice.

Away from school, I have a strong appreciation for the outdoors. I come from a farming family background that appreciates and values family heritage. Being in close contact with family and friends that have supported me along life’s journey has been my escape from the routine. I’m an avid collector of WWII memorabilia, and am a huge fan of most of the HGTV programs dealing with home renovations; primarily those involving the older Victorian style homes.

I have a framed saying on my office wall, beside the door, that helps to remind me of why I have enjoyed this job so much. It reads, “The secret of happy living is not doing what you like, but liking what you do.” This adage comes from a spiritual core that has helped guide me with the motto, “to enjoy your work and to accept your lot in life………this is indeed a gift from God”.
Courses: Spring 2023

ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I, Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 am - 10:45 am, Cochran campus
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II, Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Cochran campus

ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I - Online
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I - Online
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II - Online

Education: A. S. - Business Administration - Middle Georgia College
B. S. - Computer Information Systems - Georgia Southwestern State University
M. S. - Management - Georgia Southwestern State University
Ed. D. - Adult Education - University of Georgia
Organizations: GAAE - Georgia Association of Accounting Educators
OMEA - Operations Management and Entrepreneurship Association
Publications: Sargent, C.S., Sullivan, T. & McAlum, H. (2022). DFW in gateway course not always a graduation problem: A study in Intermediate Accounting I from 2007-2018. Journal of Accounting Education, 60.

Narsing, A., Sullivan, T. (2020). Integrating Deming's PDSA Model into Experiential Learning - a New Paradigm Shift
Towards Improving Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education.

Narsing, A., Ford, W., and Sullivan, T. (2018) “Proposed Border Tax Adjustment- Implications to the U.S. Auto Industry,”
Journal of Contemporary Business Issues.

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