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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

Gary Lindblad is Dean of the Donald and Suzanne Crowell School of Business at Biola University. He earned a B.A. in English and education from the State University of New York, College at Fredonia; and Master of Arts and Doctor of Education degrees in higher education, work, and organizational change from University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, Gary has a M.A. in Christian...

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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

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David T. Bourgeois

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Crowell School of Business
  • Associate Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • B.S., Biola University

David T. Bourgeois is the associate dean for undergraduate programs in the Crowell School of Business. Dave graduated from Biola with a degree in mathematics in 1987. For the next 15 years, he worked in the information systems field with four different companies, including two Fortune 500 companies, experiencing many different roles within this field: systems analyst, programmer, project...


Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Digital Business
  • Business Analytics

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics

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Brian Burnett

  • Associate Professor of Accounting

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MBA, Pepperdine University
  • B.S., B.A., Accounting, Biola University

Prior to earning his Ph.D., Professor Burnett worked in public accounting as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, KPMG and a boutique firm in Newport Beach, Calif. He was a professor at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and most recently a professor at the Orfalea School of Business at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo where he received the Outstanding Faculty in...


Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Advanced Accounting

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Research & Communications
  • Practical Applications of Accounting Series
  • International Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Advanced Topics in California Industries

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Daniel Kim

  • Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitics

  • 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 R. Saucy

  • Director, Talbot Kyiv Extension
  • Professor and Co-Chair, 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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Amanda Sturgeon

  • Adjunct Faculty

  • M.S.T., California State University, Fullerton
  • B.S., Biola University

Amanda began her career in public accounting working for Deloitte Tax LLP. She has experience working with large corporations, partnerships, and high net worth individuals in both tax compliance and consulting projects. During her career she has had the opportunity to work on a banking controversy project out of the New York City Deloitte office, as well as travel to Hyderabad, India to work...

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