Mekonnen is an experienced, entrepreneurial, and energetic college professor with a demonstrated history of working in universities and colleges teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in accounting, business, and finance.


Since 2018, she has delivered an updated practical Master of Business Administration courses at Concordia University Chicago and other universities.


Degrees

  • DBA, Accounting - Walden University; Minneapolis, MN
  • MA, Online Teaching Certificate - Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University; Chicago, IL
  • MA, Accounting and Financial Management - Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University; Chicago, IL
  • BA, Economics - University of Asmara; Asmara, Eritrea

Academic and Professional Highlights

Prior Positions

  • DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business - Visiting Professor School of Accountancy & MIS
  • Keller Graduate School of Management (DeVry University) - Visiting Professor
  • Wilbur Wright College Business Department (HIS) -  Adjunct Professor Business Department
  • Private Tax Consultant 
  • Auditor (Inventory Specialist) 
  • Accountant 
  • Chase Private Client Banker 
  • Personal Banker 
  • Business and Financial Consultant
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager

Honors

  • Honored with distinction in my DBA and Master of Accounting and Financial Management.

Research/Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Financial Management

Publications:

  • Impact of Auditors' Industry Specialization and Longevity on Professional Skepticism: A Predictive Study; Global Journal of Accounting and Finance (GJAF) Accepted July 19, 2020

  • A Study on Factors Influencing Mutual Fund Portfolio Performance: U.S. Equity Market During 2011-2016; International Journal of Corporate Finance and Accounting (IJCFA)Volume 5, Issue 2, July - December 2018

Presentations:

  • American Accounting Association (AAA) 2020 Spark Digital Meeting Format. Hospital Financial Resources and Patients Quality: A Predictive Study, June 11-12, 2020 DOI: 10.26226/morressier.5ebc4ce5ffea6f735881a729

  • American Accounting Association (AAA) 2019 Mid-West Regional Meeting. Impact of Auditors' Industry Specialization and Longevity on Professional Skepticism: A Predictive Study, October 19, 2019 (Mid-West Roundtable 2 presentation in Chicago)

  • American Accounting Association (AAA) 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting. Homeowner's Equity, Rental Cash Flow, and Recourse as Predictors of Default, May 4, 2019 (Mid-Atlantic Roundtable 3 presentation in Pittsburgh)

  • American Accounting Association (AAA) 2017 Northeastern Regional Meeting Conference. Efficient Portfolio Management, October 20, 2017 (Northeast Conference in Providence, Rhode Island)