Curriculum Vitae

Jesse R. Ligo, Jr., M.B.A., C.P.A.
Professor of Accounting, Westminster College

Chairperson - Department of Economics and Business

Education

1985-present - Licensed Certified Public Accountant.
1983 - Passed Certified Public Accounting exam.
1983 - M.B.A., Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.
1982 - B.A. in Business Administration, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA (summa cum laude).

Experience

2008-present - Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, Chairperson, Professor, and Associate Professor of Accounting.
2006-2008 - Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, Adjunct Professor of Accounting.
1985-2009 - Thiel College, Greenville, PA, Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor of Accounting.
1991, 1994, 2008 - Grove City College, Grove City, PA, Adjunct Professor of Accounting.
1991-present - Drove Pasture Farm, Mercer, PA, Owner/Operator.
1983-1985 - McGill, Power, Bell and Associates, Grove City, PA, Staff Accountant.
1982-1983 - Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, Instructor.

Publications

“Overprotected” – Article published in AICPA’s "Save Wisely, Spend Happily" by Sharon Lechter.
"I'm a CPA and I'm Here to Help" - Article published in PICPA Student News.

Recent Presentations

Speaker - Grove City High School Accounting Class, "All About the Accounting Profession."
Speaker - North West Chapter PICPA, “What’s New in Accounting Education.”
Guest Lecturer - Global Heritage, "Sustainable Agriculture."
Guest Lecturer - Mid-Atlantic Highland Association Convention at Penn State University, “Hobby Loss Rules.”

Awards

Audio Visual Service and Support Award
Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society Distinguished Faculty Member
President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Thiel College, Greenville, PA
Pennsylvania Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator
Mercer Area Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator
PICPA Award, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

Courses Taught

Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Cost Accounting
Auditing
Taxation
CPA Review – Preparing for the Profession
Accounting Capstone
Accounting Theory
Advanced Accounting
Governmental Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Finance