Kaplan Schweser Faculty - Kaplan CPA Education
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Dr. Andrew C. Temte, CFA
Andrew Temte, PhD, CFA, is president of Kaplan Professional Education (KPE), a division of Kaplan Higher Education Group. As president of KPE, Dr. Temte is responsible for overseeing the following operating units:
In addition, Dr. Temte is responsible for the Enterprise Learning Solutions group which establishes and maintains corporate partnerships for Kaplan University.
Dr. Temte started his professional education career in 1990, working with Dr. Carl Schweser until 1999 to build Schweser Study Program into the global leader in CFAģ exam review. Upon the acquisition of Schweser Study Program by Kaplan, Inc. in 1999, Dr. Temte assumed leadership of the Kaplan Schweser organization. Under his direction, Kaplan Schweser became a leading global provider of innovative, efficient, and effective financial education solutions.
Dr. Temte earned his doctorate in finance at the University of Iowa with a concentration in international finance and investment theory. He holds the CFA designation and has over 16 years of university teaching experience in the areas of corporate finance, investments, and international finance.
Dr. Tim Smaby, CFA, FRM
Tim Smaby is Chief Learning Officer of Kaplan Schweser and Kaplan Financial Education, divisions of Kaplan Professional. Smaby joined the company in 2002 as the manager of the Level 2 CFA study materials. In his current role as CLO, Smaby oversees all content development and production for Kaplan Professional's insurance, securities, and advanced designations product lines.
Prior to joining Kaplan, Smaby was an associate professor of finance at Penn State Erie. Previously he held various positions in the banking industry with Bank One in Cincinnati, Ohio and First Republic Bank in Dallas, Texas.
Smaby is a CFA Charterholder and has also been awarded the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Cincinnati, an MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin, and a BS in economics from the University of Minnesota.
Denise Probert, CPA, MPA
Until January 2009, Denise was an Associate Professor in the Dahl School of Business at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. She taught accounting and financial management at Viterbo University since 2000. Denise taught financial accounting at the intermediate and advanced levels, auditing, federal taxation, cost accounting, and financial management. In addition, Denise has taught quantitative methods in the Master of Business Administration program at Viterbo University. Prior to teaching at Viterbo, Denise taught at Upper Iowa University, Dakota State University, Southwest State University, and Wayne State College.
Denise has a Master of Professional Accountancy from the University of South Dakota. In addition, she holds a Master of Science in Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education from Wayne State College. She is licensed to practice (CPA) in the state of Wisconsin and a member in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and American Society of Women Accountants. Denise recently served as member and Treasurer of Gundersen Lutheranís Partners board. Denise is a national and international speaker on the implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on non-profit organizations and IT workers, building a culture of ethical behavior, ethics education, and assessment.
Melissa Haun, CPA
Melissa Haun is an Accountancy Training - Content Specialist at Kaplan Professional Education. In this capacity, Melissa works closely with customers who are preparing for any one of the four sections of the CPA Examination. Prior to joining Kaplan, Melissa worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in the Internal Audit Advisory practice. Melissa earned a Bachelorís degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Society of Women Accountants.