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Maureen Bruns, MBA- Assistant Professor - Educator

"[Online learning] will make higher education more accessible to many people who otherwise would not have the opportunity."

Maureen Bruns is an Assistant Professor – Educator at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches several federal tax planning and research classes online.

Degrees Held:

  • MBA – Xavier University
  • BBA in Accounting – University of Cincinnati

Career Highlights:

  • 23 years in practice including Principal and Senior Tax Manager of Barnes, Dennig & Co.
  • Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class (WE Lead) Class III

Which classes do you teach online?

  • ACCT 8040, 8050, 8060, 8070: Federal Tax Planning and Research 1-4

Why did you start teaching?

Because I am passionate about education (specifically higher education) and love to mentor.

What's the best advice that you ever received?

Don't ever assume that your staff (students, those working under you) don't have something to teach you.

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

Define your own success; do not let others define success for you.

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?

Good work ethic, attention to detail, ability to work well with others and high ethical standards.

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


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

It will make higher education more accessible to many people who otherwise would not have the opportunity.

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