Gary joined the School of Business Administration faculty at Gonzaga University in August 1995, after earning his Ph.D. at Arizona State University. He is currently the Kinsey M. Robinson Professor of Business. Gary teaches Tax I and Tax II at the undergraduate level, as well as Taxation of Partnerships and Taxation of Property Transactions at the graduate level. He also teaches tax-related continuing professional education courses. His research is focused on tax policy and partnership taxation, and his work has appeared in The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Issues in Accounting Education, and Fraud Magazine. Prior to academia, Gary spent four years in the tax department at KPMG and four years as the CFO of a Phoenix, Arizona, based real estate developer.
Gary has won numerous national and university awards for his teaching and innovations in curriculum development. He has twice been awarded the American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Innovation in Accounting Education Award (1995, as part of the Arizona State University Introductory Accounting Development Team, and 2012, for his work with Sara Kern in creating the Justice for Fraud Victims Project). He and Dr. Kern also received the Mark Chain/Federated Schools of Accountancy Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award in 2010 and the AAA Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section Teaching Innovation Award in 2011. He has been recognized by Gonzaga students three times as the MAcc/MTAX Faculty of the Year, once as the MBA-AIE Faculty of the Year, and he was the recipient of the MAcc Distinguished Faculty Award on the 20th anniversary of the MAcc program in 2011.
Gary and his wife, Jolanta, have five children and ten grandchildren. They are avid Gonzaga basketball fans with season tickets to both men’s and women’s games. When not watching Zag basketball, Gary loves to travel, read, and spend time with family.