When his accounting professors encouraged him get a Ph.D., Ryan Teeter, a 24-year-old senior from Provo, knew he had found the way to combine his love of accounting with his second love: helping others achieve success.
"I decided to go into accounting because it's something that comes easily and makes sense to me," said Ryan. "I love tutoring and mentoring other students and helping them understand the material. My School of Business professors give me so much help and feedback and so many suggestions. Their insight got me excited about becoming an accounting professor."
Ryan will graduate from UVU in April with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a minor in Spanish and plans to attend graduate school where he will earn a Ph.D. in accounting with a focus on fraud examination and internal auditing.
Here's a sampling of his already impressive resume: As a UVU freshman, Ryan co-authored a nationally-published middle school technology textbook. As a result, Ryan will be presenting this year at the National Business Education Association National Convention. He also trains business education teachers around the country how to teach speech recognition and Tablet PC technology. In 2006, Ryan and his UVSC team took fifth place at the National Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition, beating competitors from Ivy League schools.
Ryan attributes his success to his professors in the School of Business who prompted him to pursue his dreams. "The School of Business has one of those atmospheres that promotes individual growth," said Ryan. "The classes are small, challenging and engaging, and the faculty has been key in getting me motivated and excited about accounting. My professors have taken an interest in me personally and have made me feel like I can make a difference."