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Assistant Professor of Accounting

Areas of Expertise:

  • Coaching Youth Sports
  • Personal Finance Lessons You Can Apply to Your Life
  • "The Flipped-Mastery" Classroom

Biography:

Brett Killion, a CPA, joined the Lakeland faculty in 2012. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree in accounting and Master of Accountancy degree.

Winner of Economics Wisconsin’s Excellence in Teaching Economics and Financial Literacy Award in 2009, Killion oversees the accounting curriculum at Lakeland and serves as the site coordinator for Lakeland’s Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). He is also heavily involved in building relationships with area employers and establishing internship opportunities for Lakeland students at many of the area’s world-class companies.

Killion recently developed all of the lecture-replacement videos for Pearson Higher Education’s two introductory accounting textbooks – two of the leading college-level accounting textbooks in the nation. His videos are seen by accounting students across the nation.
Before coming to Lakeland, Killion was a business education instructor at Luxemburg-Casco High School (Luxemberg, Wis.). Prior to that, he was an adult education accounting instructor at Concordia University (Grafton, Wis.). Killion’s professional work experience includes on year as an auditing associate at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Killion has 13 years’ experience coaching high school girls’ basketball, including six years as a head varsity coach with an overall record of 109-39.

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