Currently

Assistant Dean—Accounting, Finance, & Economics and Assistant Professor—Accounting & Finance

Resides In

St. Louis, MO

Education

University of Missouri, Columbia, Kansas State University

Expertise

Accounting, Banking, Bankruptcy, Corporate Finance, Credit Cards, Debt, Economics, Financial Planning, Fintech, Foreclosure, General Business, Investing, Loans—Personal/Auto/Home, Loans—Student, Mortgages, Personal Finance, Retirement, Statistics, Taxes (Business), Taxes (Personal), Technical Analysis, Trading

Company Info

Maryville University

Summary

• Member of Investopedia's Financial Review Board
• Ph.D. and CPA, with over 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance fields
• Published in peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal of Financial Planning, Financial Services Review, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, and Family of Consumer Sciences Research Journal
• Teach and advise students in accounting, finance and economics at Maryville University

Experience

Somer G. Anderson has been working in the accounting and finance industries for over 20 years as a financial statement auditor, a finance manager in a large healthcare organization, and a finance and accounting professor. Over that time, she's earned a doctorate in personal financial planning and her CPA, CGMA, and CFE certifications.

She has a passion for increasing American's financial literacy in everyday areas like banking, lending, and credit cards, and has published her related research in peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal of Financial Planning, Financial Services Review, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, and Family of Consumer Sciences Research Journal.

As a professor of finance and accounting, Somer provides her students with insight into a wide range of topics, including accounting, auditing, and taxes, and career advice for those interested in becoming a CPA and working in accounting.

Her experience in professional and academic settings has furthered Somer's standing as an expert in a wide range of financial topics including accounting, banking, bankruptcy, corporate finance, financial planning, insurance, taxes, and accounting.

Education

Somer G. Anderson is a CPA with a Ph.D. in personal financial planning from Kansas State University and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Missouri. She has published her work on financial literacy and retirement issues in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, she has been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Program (ACBSP) and the Robert O. Hermann Dissertation Award from the American Council on Consumer Interests.

Quote from Somer G. Anderson

"I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn't been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn't have been 'lucky.'" - Oprah Winfrey