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Courses - Summer 2018

ACC 153 Online

ACC 154 Online

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Leslie A. W. Van Wolvelear, CPA, CGMA

Professor of Accounting
Student Advisor for Accounting Program

Office:  DP 3610
Phone: (847) 376-7135

Office Hours: Summer 2018

 Accounting Tutoring Hours

Why You Should Petition for Graduation


Welcome to my Oakton home page. I have been an instructor of Accounting at Oakton since 1999 and have been teaching online since 2004.

My non-professional interests include scrapbooking, exercise, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, and suduko.


Associate in Arts - Business Administration from Harper College
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of General Studies in Computer Science from Roosevelt University
Master of Science in Accounting from Roosevelt University
Masters in Online Teaching Certificate from the University of Illinois - Springfield
Certified Public Accountant
Chartered Global Management Accountant
In Progress - Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership with a Focus in Online Education from American College of Education

Honors received:

2012 - Illinois CPA Society Outstanding Educator Award for two-year schools. 
2015 - The Accounting Path #3 accounting faculty in Illinois  http://theaccountingpath.org/2015/11/top-accounting-faculty-in-illinois/
2016 - Nominated for Instructional Technology Council (ITC) Outstanding eLearning Faculty Award

2011, 2013, 2015 & 2017 - Nominated for Oakton Community College Ray Hartstein Excellence in Teaching Award
2017 - Awarded merit lane recognition and the title of Distinguished Professor by Oakton's Board of Trustees

 Accounting Certification Links:

Association Name
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) CFA Institute
Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Financial Planner Board of Standards
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Certified Administrative Manager (CAM) Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Chaptered Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

AICPA Accounting Scholarships

NIU Scholarship

Last Update:  May 16, 2018
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