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G. Suzanne Owens-Ott, DBA, teaches Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, Ethics for Accounting Professionals, Professional Preparation, Data Analytics for Accounting and Audit I and II. She also teaches the core MBA accounting course. Her focus at Colorado Mesa University is to provide excellent instruction in the classroom based on her continuous learning and scholarship. Owens-Ott was a first-generation college student and was the first in her family to go on to graduate school.

As a professor in a professional program, she draws upon a decade of experience as an auditor in public accounting at Deloitte and private industry accounting at Sprint Corporation as well as her formal education and continuing professional education to bring the best instruction to her students. She is a licensed certified public accountant, which is the goal of most of the students in the public accounting program. Her experience and licensure help her to realistically prepare students to enter the profession.

Owens-Ott serves as a member and current chair of the Colorado Board of Accountancy, appointed by Governor Polis. She has formerly served as CMU Faculty Trustee, COCPA Educational Foundation Board member and Grand Junction Airport Audit and Finance Committee member to name a few.

Owens-Ott has been published in The International Journal of Learning, the Journal of Cannabis Research, International Research in Education, and Proceedings of Mountain Plains Management Conference.

Suzanne Owens-Ott curriculum vitae