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Dr. Paul Ordyna - Assistant Professor


Dr. Paul Ordyna

"I have always been inspired by the wonderful teachers in my life. As a part of my education, they taught me to always share what I have learned with others."

Dr. Paul Ordyna is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Cincinnati. He teaches accounting courses in the online MBA programs.

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration – Purdue University, 2015
  • Juris Doctor – University of Mississippi, 2010
  • Master of Accountancy – University of Mississippi, 2009
  • Bachelor of Accountancy – Brigham Young University, 2001

Career Highlights:

Paul Ordyna is an Assistant Professor of Accounting. He joined the University of Cincinnati after completing a Ph.D. from Purdue University. Paul's research interests are in the areas of taxation, capital markets and bankruptcy. Specifically, his research seeks to address the interactions and interrelationships between accounting and law. Professionally, Paul is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of Tennessee and a member of the Utah State Bar (Inactive). He also has over five years professional experience employed with public accounting and industry leaders such as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Comcast Cable and Merit Medical Systems.

Which classes do you teach online?

  • ACCT 8040
  • ACCT 8050

Why did you start teaching?

I have always been inspired by the wonderful teachers in my life. As a part of my education, they taught me to always share what I have learned with others. Additionally, I really, really enjoy it.

What's the best advice that you ever received?

Never let Cyndi (my wife) go.

What is the best advice that you could give to your students?

Don't cheat!

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the profession in which you teach?

Hard work and being a team player.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

Tax law changes daily. It is difficult to stay on top of the changes.

How do you see online learning affecting the future of education?

It is the future of education. Adapt or die.

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