G. Eddy Birrer


Professor of Accounting

Eddy joined the SBA faculty in 1984.

A.B.: Carroll College 1966
M.B.A.: Gonzaga University 1969
Ph.D.: University of North Dakota 1981
CPA---Inactive (MT)

Brief Biography

Dr. Birrer has served as an accounting professor at Gonzaga University since 1984, with a teaching emphasis on financial accounting and reporting. His scholarly work includes publications in periodicals ranging from The Journal of Accountancy to Personal Financial Planning, a test bank in support of a leading Advanced Accounting text, and a co-authored book on financial planning and analysis. His research specialty is applications of present value analysis to financial reporting and financial planning.

Selected Publications

“GASB Statement 68 on Pensions: A Solution to the Public Pension Crisis?” Journal of Government Financial Management, Vol. 63, No. 3, Fall 2014, pp. 34-38

“Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage: A Resource-Based Analysis of the Gonzaga University Men’s Basketball Team,” Journal of Sport Administration & Supervision, Vol. 3, No. 1, September, 2011, with Kenneth S. Anderson

“Alert! Full Fair Values in New M&A Accounting,” Today’s CPA, (March/April, 2011), with Walter R. Teets