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Courses - Spring 2021

ACC 153-002 Lecture

ACC 153-0C1 & 0C3 Online

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Leslie A. W. Van Wolvelear, CPA, CGMA

Co-Chair and Student Advisor for Accounting Program
Distinguished Professor of Accounting
Office:  DP 3610
Phone: (847) 376-7135

Office Hours: Spring 2021


Welcome to my Oakton home page. I have been an instructor of Accounting at Oakton since 2000 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. 
2017 - Awarded title of Distinguished Professor by Oakton's Board of Trustees
2018 - WileyPLUS Next Gen Partnership Award

2019 - Nominated for Oakton Community College Ray Hartstein Excellence in Teaching Award
2020 - Recognized as Distinguished eLearning Educator by Instructional Technology Council (ITC)


Pearson Case Study 2015

WileyPLUS Case Study 2018 

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)

Last Update:  January 13, 2021
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