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Faculty | Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc)

Gary Lindblad

  • Dean, Crowell School of Business

  • Ed.D., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., State University of New York, College at Fredonia

Dr. Gary Lindblad is dean of the Crowell School of Business at Biola University since 2014. He earned his master's and doctorate degrees from UCLA in higher education, work and organizational change.  In addition, Gary has a M.A. in Christian Education from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and a B.A. in English and Education from the SUNY, College at Fredonia.

Prior to...

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Philip Woodward

  • MPAcc Director
  • Associate Professor of Accounting

  • MBA, California State University, Fullerton
  • M.B.T., University of Southern California
  • B.S., University of Southern California
  • CPA, State of California

Philip Woodward began his career in the tax department of Deloitte & Touche (formerly Deloitte Haskins & Sells). He has also been an assistant vice-president for a savings and loan company and helped develop a tax practice for financial planners. He currently consults with a real estate and investment company. He has been a guest speaker for MBA programs and a local radio talk show, and...


Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Principles of Accounting I and II
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Federal Income Tax for PCE
  • Accounting Internship

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
  • Issues in Financial Accounting

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Danielle Becker

  • Assistant Professor, Business

  • Master of Science in Accounting, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Cornerstone University

Danielle Becker is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed by the state of California and previously, the state of Michigan. She received her Master of Accounting degree from the University of Michigan, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in accounting from Liberty University. During her five years in public accounting, Becker worked as an auditor with...


Principles of Accounting I

Principles of Accounting II

Advanced Data Analytics

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Daniel Kim

  • Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitics
  • Chair, Talbot Resurrection Chapel

  • Ph.D. University of Aberdeen
  • Th.M. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S. Biola University

Prior to joining the Talbot’s Old Testament faculty full-time, Dr. Kim spent over 15 years on the Biola campus as an alumnus of both Biola and Talbot, and later as adjunct faculty. After majoring in Business as an undergraduate at Biola, he worked as an accountant and financial analyst before pursuing the pastorate and biblical studies. Dr. Kim maintained a connection to the business world...

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Mark Saucy

  • Director, Talbot Kyiv Extension
  • Professor, Department of Theology

  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Biola College

Mark Saucy's interests lie primarily in the areas of systematic and biblical theology. Before coming to Talbot he and his family served as missionaries for 13 years with SEND International in Kyiv, Ukraine, assigned to encourage and develop theological education in Eurasia. Living in Ukraine also stimulated an interest in patristics and comparative theology with the Eastern Orthodox Church....

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Randy Markley

  • Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance

  • DBA, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
  • MPA, University of Southern California
  • MBA, University of La Verne
  • B.A., University of La Verne

Markley is an associate professor of accounting and finance at the Crowell School of Business. With a career in business spanning three decades, Markley has held several executive positions overseeing the financial, operational and business development for both public and private corporations. Markley received a B.A. in Business and an MBA from the University of La Verne. He also earned an...


Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Finance
  • Advanced Financial Management and Control

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Finance
  • Organizational Financial Policy
  • Government and Nonprofit Accounting

Research Interests

  • Best practices in finance and accounting pedagogy
  • Financial analytics to improve forecasting
  • Aligning incentives in the supply chain by applying cost accounting principles

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Philip Massey

  • Adjunct Faculty

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Business Administration

Professor Massey is a graduate of the Crowell School of Business (BS) and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (MBA), as well as a licensed CPA. He began his accounting career at what is now Mayer Hoffman McCann, and he has held internal auditor positions in automotive, manufacturing, health care, and utility companies. He has been employed at Southern California Edison since...


  • BUSN 211 - Principles of Accounting 1
  • BUSN 212 - Principles of Accounting 2
  • BUSN 313 - Cost Accounting
  • BUSN 370 - Finance
  • BUSN 411 - Advanced Accounting
  • BUSN 412 - Auditing
  • MPAC 632 - International Accounting

Research Interests

  • Values and capitalism

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