About Dr. Rick Lillie

Dr. Rick Lillie


I completed MAS and Ed.D. degrees at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Illinois).  My doctoral program was designed by the College of Business to be a Doctor of Business Education with concentrations in accounting, business education and curriculum, and human resource development.  The program built upon several years in training and development at Grant Thornton International.

I have national, regional, and local CPA firm experience.  I was an audit manager at Grant Thornton International and have been a partner in a local CPA firm for more than 20 years.

I teach Accounting Information Systems, Auditing, and Intermediate Accounting courses in face-to-face, blended, and online formats.  Technology is an integral part of my course design.  I make extensive use of multimedia, animated problem-solving, tutorials, and web-based simulations.

I offer virtual office hours for students.  Students use technology to communicate with me and each other through tools like Skype and Eyejot.

My research and writing focus on ways to energize teaching and learning processes.  Technology excites and challenges me.  I enjoy exploring ways to use technology to create instructional materials, deliver them to learners, and enable new ways to communicate and collaborate.

I want to contribute to the future of accounting education by creating and sharing innovative, technology-mediated methods and techniques that push the teaching-learning experience to new heights.  If you would like to read some of my comments about using technology to change the nature of teaching-learning processes, click the link below to view some of my blog postings.

Personal blogThinking Outside the Box:  Innovating the Ways We Teach and Learn

AAA Commons blogTeaching with Technology