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Senior Lecturer of Accounting and Director of Undergraduate Programs in the J.M. Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia (UGA)
He received his B.S. from Missouri State University; his Master of Accountancy degree from North Carolina State University; and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Prior to his career in academics, Dr. Matthews was the interim Chief Financial Officer at Roark Capital Group, a private equity firm with approximately $12 billion in equity capital based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also the Director and Chief Financial Officer at United Coal Company, a producer of metallurgical and steam coal and the Director and Chief Financial Officer of Oculan Corporation, which developed hardware and software related to IT security management. Dr. Matthews has taught across all levels at UGA, including financial accounting to full-time and Executive M.B.A. students, accounting information systems to MAcc students, cost accounting and audit to accounting majors, and introductory financial and managerial accounting to non-accounting majors. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including most recently the 2018 Terry College of Business Instructional Excellence Award and the 2018 Pearcy B. Yeargin Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year award. He has been active in serving on committees in the Teaching Learning and Curriculum section of the American Accounting Association and is a CMA.