Accounting Faculty

Contact the Accounting Department at acc@harpercollege.edu.

Full-time Faculty

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Accounting Program
Building I, Room I226

Personal Statement
Accounting is the language of business. It is imperative that all Business students have a fundamental understanding of the financial statements and the world of accounting.

I foster an interactive environment in my classes. I bring the real world into my classes. I partner with students to provide guidance and assistance in helping them achieve their career goals.

Educational Background

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Masters of Business Administration, North Central College
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration,Marquette University


Dawn McKinley PhotoAssistant Professor
Building I, Room I222

Personal Statement
Knowledge of accounting is important to all those working in the business world. Success in accounting classes is achievable for those willing to be committed to their learning. I strive to create the opportunity for engaged learning in my accounting classes, with high expectations for students to work toward their goals and achieve success.

Educational Background

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Masters of Accountancy, University of Iowa
  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Accounting, University of Iowa
  • Associates in Arts, North Iowa Area Community College

Dominique Svarc PhotoAssociate Professor
Building I, Room I228

Personal Statement
Accounting is not math! It is more similar to learning a foreign language, which requires practice, practice, and more practice! I strive to build interactive class discussions, demonstrate examples, and provide opportunities for students to work through many examples in class. However, students that most succeed in class are those that put the time and energy outside of class to practice this new language! 

Educational Background

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Masters in Business Administration, Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelors in Accountancy, Northern Illinois University

Cammie Wayne PhotoAssistant Professor
Building I, Room I216

Personal Statement
Knowledge of accounting builds a strong foundation for any business major.  My goal is to help students achieve success in accounting by using an enthusiastic, hands on approach to learning.  I expect dedication and participation from every student.  Everything is possible with hard work and practice.

 Educational Background

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Doctorate of Education, Ferris State University
  • Masters in Business Administration, Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelors in Accountancy, Illinois State University
  • Associate of Arts, Joliet Junior Community College

Adjunct Faculty


  • Illinois Licensed Certified Public Accountant
  • Practice of Public Accounting and Tax
  • Authorized to Represent Clients Before the IRS
  • MBA with Emphasis in Finance, Loyola University Chicago
  • BS in Accounting, Ball State University, Muncie IN


  • JD, John Marshall Law School
  • Masters of Arts in Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago
  • Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, DePaul University Chicago
  • Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts, Wright Jr College, Chicago


  • Juris Doctor (JD); Valparaiso University
  • BA; Illinois Wesleyan
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • BA Accounting and Business Administration Augustana College
  • MBA Finance DePaul University
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois; the United States District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; District of Columbia; and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. 
  • Juris Doctor (JD); Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
  • BA, Philosophy;  St. John’s University
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA): Concentration in Forensic 
  • Accounting, Roosevelt University
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Roosevelt University 


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • MSA, Accounting; Governors State University
  • BSA, Accounting; Governors State University


  • Certified public accountant (CPA)
  • Certified fraud examiner (CFE)
  • M MS, Accounting; University of Illinois
  • BS, Accounting; University of Illinois


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • MAS; University of Illinois
  • BAS; University of Illinois
  • AS; Harper College


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • BS, Accounting; University of Illinois


Last Updated: 5/23/23