William Shaw

Bill Shaw, Ph.D.

Part-time Faculty, He/him/his

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – Capella University, expected 2022
  • MBA – Eastern Washington University, 2017
  • B.A. – Professional Accounting Eastern Washington University, 2008

Career Highlights:

My professional experience is in governmental accounting (12 years), specifically in higher education. I am currently the senior budget officer for academic affairs at EWU. Prior to this, I have held positions within the College of Business, the College of Social Sciences and central administration, where I worked for five-plus years completing reconciliations between the university and the state of Washington, as well as preparing the university's financial statements.

My own education has been a blend of face-to-face and online learning. Those experiences have positioned me well to understand the effort required to be successful. Each person has their own circumstances that play into the pathway that will make one successful in their educational pursuits.

I look forward to getting to know each of you and seeing your pathway to educational success!

  • In which online degree program do you teach?

    Master of Professional Accounting

    MBA in General Business

  • In what ways do you connect with online students?

    I use Email, Canvas and my phone, as I try to meet students in their preferred communication method.

  • What do you want your students to take away from class?

    Concepts that each student in their own journey can use to form solutions as needed

  • What is the value of an advanced degree in today’s work environment?

    An advanced degree provides you an advantage in today's world. Many companies need skills beyond the simple process completion. An advanced degree allows you to explore theory and critically examine issues, bringing new solutions for an ever-changing world.

  • What advice would you give to your online students?

    Set goals to push yourself and make friends in your program to help support you in the academic journey.

  • What do you do when you need a laugh?

    Social media (TikTok & Twitter) and TV (“Ted Lasso,” “Seinfeld,” “Modern Family,” etc.)

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

    I was an NCAA hockey player.

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