Dr. Karen Collins is associate professor of accounting at Lehigh University in Bethle- hem, Pennsylvania. She has a Ph.D. in accounting from Virginia Tech. Dr. Collins co- ordinates the college's freshman-level Introduction to Business course.Exploring Busi-
Introduction to Business course. She was recently honored with an Innovation in Teaching Award for the course from the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges and Business Administration (AACSB).
Dr. Collins\u2019s research interests include upward mobility of women in accounting, quality of life issues, stress, and ethnic diversity in the accounting profession. She has published articles in journals such asAccounting, Organizations and Society, Account-
Lower Columbia College
Douglas Antola Crowe Bradley University
In addition, a select group of instructors assisted the development of this material by actually using it in their classrooms. Their in- put, along with their students\u2019 feedback, has provided us critical con\ufb01rmation that the material is e\ufb00ective and impactful in the classroom:
Donn Miller-Kermani Florida Institute of Technology
laborated on the Test Item Files and Student Quizzes.
Chuck Bowles, Pikes Peak Community College, developed the PowerPoint Presentation Slides.
Kim Richmond, St. Joseph\u2019s University, developed the Video Learning Segments.
I am sincerely grateful to a great team of individuals at Flat World Knowledge who made working on this project an enjoyable experience. Special thanks to Je\ufb00 Shelstad and Eric Frank for their con\ufb01dence in me and in the project and to Sharon Koch for her enthusiasm. Thanks to Joanne Butler and Sharon Hughes for their dedication to quality and their positive attitudes. Thanks also to several very special friends who made substantial contributions to the textbook project: Ron Librach, Joseph Manzo, Judy Minot, and Eleanore Stinner.
Thanks to the members of the Introduction to Business faculty team at Lehigh University who are a constant source of ideas and advice. Their excitement about the course and dedication to our students create a positive and supportive teaching environ- ment. I enjoy the hours we spend in the \u201cbullpen\u201d sharing teaching tips, brainstorming ways to improve the course, and just having fun.
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