Wayne State College

Sharon Garvin

Dr. Sharon Garvin is a professor and teaches business courses at Wayne State.She has made presentations for the American Accounting Association, the National Business Education Association, the Decision Sciences Institute, the Mountain Plains Management Association and the Nebraska Department of Education.

Dr. Garvin authored the accounting chapter (Chapter 11) in "Effective Methods of Teaching Business Education in the 21st Century" (published 2020) of the National Business Education Association. She also was a contributor of financial calculator app instructional materials for the 2022 seventh edition of Phillips, Clor-Proell, Libby, and Libby's "Fundamentals of Financial Accounting" textbook published by McGraw-Hill Education.

In 2009, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award presented by the Nebraska Society of CPAs. She was named an Outstanding Collegiate Teacher in 2013 by the Nebraska State Business Education Association. In 2015, the Student Senate recognized her as Wayne State College's Professor of the Year. Dr. Garvin also holds a Nebraska CPA Certificate (inactive) and is a member of the Nebraska Society of CPAs, the National Business Education Association, the American Accounting Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Ed.D., Adult and Higher Education, University of South Dakota, 2005
MPA, Professional Accountancy, University of South Dakota, 1982
B.S., Business Administration/Accounting, Wayne State College, 1981

Academic Interests
Dr. Garvin's teaching and research interests include accounting curriculum, experiential learning, financial analysis, fraud examination, and accounting analytics.