Dr. Rick Lillie Richard E. Lillie, MAS, Ed.D., CPA
California State University at San Bernardino
San Bernardino and Palm Desert Campuses
Department of Accounting and Finance


Nkosi's Mantra.....

Richard St. John: Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes

"Do all you can with what you have, in the time you have, in the place you are."

Secrets of Success

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Nkosi Johnson was a Zulu boy born into abject poverty.  He was infected with AIDS at birth.  Nkosi died at the age of 12.
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Welcome.  This website provides general information about my courses and academic advising that I do students at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus .  Use the info page links below to learn how my courses are designed, my upcoming teaching schedule, and what you will need to do to be successful in my courses.  The website also includes information that should help you plan your study schedule.

Technology plays an important role in an accountant's life.  Accordingly, technology is an integral part my course design.  I teach courses in live, blended, and online formats and use a Blackboard website to support each class.  Courses use a variety of internet-based resources, as well as, traditional textbooks and print materials.  Course materials stream from the internet and are available 24/7 throughout a course.  How you interact with a Blackboard website and use course materials will depend upon the format of the course that you are taking.

Using an computer possessing the appropriate "bells and whistles," and having a DSL, cable, or other broadband internet connection are essential to participating in my courses.  You will need a webcam and headset/microphone.  Throughout a course, I will be available to you through both traditional ways and the internet.  When you need me, I will do my best to be there for you. 

I am always open to suggestions for improving course websites, course materials, and the ways that we work together.  I truly want you to have an outstanding learning experience.

Most students want to know something about the professor before signing up for a course.  Click on  the links below to Dr. Lillie's Faculty Profile and Dr. Lillie's Teaching Philosophy.  Read about my approach to teaching and my expectations for your performance.  Click on Dr. Lillie's Blog to read about my research work dealing with distance-teaching and learning.  Contact me with any questions or comments.

Send me an email.  Call me.  Video-conference with me on Skype.  My contact information is listed below.

I hope to see you in class soon.  I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Rick Lillie


Assistant Professor of Accounting
Coordinator - Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
Department of Accounting and Finance - College of Business and Public Administration
  • San Bernardino Campus:  JB-547
  • Palm Desert Campus:  IW-112
Telephone numbers:
    San Bernardino Campus:  (909) 537-5726
    Palm Desert Campus:  (760) 341-2883, Ext. 78158
Email:  rlillie@csusb.edu
Skype:  Username = ricklillie



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  from the World of Accounting--Updated Daily! 

  About Dr. Rick Lillie -- Brief biographical sketch

 Dr. Lillie's CSUSB Teaching Schedule for 2010 - 2011

(Schedule subject to change -- Check CSUSB online course schedule for latest information)

Fall Quarter 2011 Teaching Schedule

  • Accounting 440 (San Bernardino Campus)

  • Accounting 574 (San Bernardino Campus)

Winter Quarter 2012 Teaching Schedule

  • Accounting 315 (Palm Desert Campus)

  • Accounting 620 (San Bernardino Campus)

Spring Quarter 2012 Teaching Schedule

  • ACCT 574 (Palm Desert Campus)

  • ACCT 625 (San Bernardino Campus)

  AAA Commons

AAA Commons is a collaborative, social-networking community of the American Accounting Association.  AAA Commons shares ideas about teaching, research, and service activities of accounting faculty throughout the world.  If you are an AAA member, click the "sign in" link to log in.  If you are a "visitor," you will be able to view publically available content without logging in.  If you want to actively participate in AAA Commons, click the "join" button, register, and become a guest member of the AAA Commons community.

Click the "see all blogs" link.  Click "Teaching with Technology" to view my blog on AAA Commons.  I welcome your comments about blog postings.

 Dr. Lillie's Teaching Philosophy

Before enrolling in a course, most students want to know something about the professor.  Click on the link above to read about my approach to teaching and my expectations for your performance.

  Top 100 Technology Tools for 2011

Each year, Jane Hart (Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies - UK) compiles a list of  "Top Technology Tools" for use in designing and delivering course materials and the learning experience.  Here is the list of "Top 100 Technology Tools" for 2011.

 Search for Technology-Related Articles & Support Tips

Search the Tech Q&A column in the Journal of Accountancy (AICPA).  The web page includes a powerful search engine that you can use to locate articles.

Thinking Outside the Box:  Innovating the Ways We Teach and Learn

I write a blog that is hosted by Webpress.com.  The commentaries provide insight into my work dealing with converging technologies in ways to create and deliver the learning experience.  Click on the link below to access my blog.  Happy reading!