Meet Jeff McGowan

Trine University - Ketner School of Business
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Meet Jeff McGowan

CPA shares experiences with students at Ketner School of Business.

B.S.B.A., M.B.A. - University of Notre Dame 

I have practiced as a tax CPA in the public accounting arena for over 30 years, with positions at three levels of public accounting firms - Big 4-Ernst & Young (Chicago), Regional-Crowe Horvath (South Bend), and finally at a large local firm, Kruggel Lawton CPAs (South Bend), where I served as a Tax Partner for over 17 years until my retirement in June 2016.

I have jumped into full-time academia in a quest to mix my “real world” practical public accounting experience into the classroom environment. I desire to show current business students how being a tax/accounting professional can be always challenging, innovative and rewarding.

I have served as an adjunct professor for several years, primarily teaching graduate tax courses at University of Notre Dame, and most recently this past fall at Trine University.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Jan, and we have 3 grown children-Paul, Kate and Jeff. Outside interests include reading and visiting American History sites, including many visits to the Lewis & Clark trail and several Civil War battlefields, and long vacation car travels (primarily out West and Canada). Born and raised in a Chicago suburb, I remain an avid Chicago Bears fan, and an ever hopeful Chicago Cubs fan. My wife and I reside in Granger, Indiana.