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Steve Adams

California State University - Chico

Steven J. Adams is professor of accounting at California State University, Chico. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in managerial accounting. He has been the Associate Dean of the College of Business, as well as Graduate Coordinator. He was Co-Director of a project funded by U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) to disseminate changes in the first year introductory courses. Professor Adams is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to becoming an academic he was a cost analyst for a Fortune 500 company and has consulted for firms in the electronics, retail and equipment manufacturing industries. Dr. Adams has published in numerous journals in the areas of management control systems and accounting education. Dr. Adams received the joint American Accounting Association/Institute of Management Accountants 1997 James Bulloch Award for Innovations In Management Accounting Education. The Bulloch Award was for the California Car Company case contained in this book. He has also won the College of Business Outstanding Faculty Award, the College of Business Outstanding Research Award, and the MBA Outstanding Teacher Award. Professor Adams lives with his wife, Sally, and their two children, Jennifer and Kristen. He is a life master duplicate bridge player and enjoys basketball, backpacking and travel with his family.