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Mary Connor
Professor, Accounting & Information Systems Department Chair


Here is a little background about myself.  I received my B.S. degree in Math and Related Sciences from the University of Tennessee (Go VOLS!) in 1972.  In 1992, I graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University.  In 2000, I entered Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida.  I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in 2004.

My teaching career started in 1972 when I began teaching math and physical science courses at the secondary level.  In 1987, I decided that I would like to try my hand at accounting.  After passing the CPA exam, I settled in as a staff accountant at a local public accounting firm.  I missed teaching, however, and began to further my education to enable me to teach on the collegiate level.

I have taught at several local colleges in the area since 1992.   I began at King University as an adjunct professor from 1994 -2006, and became a full-time professor here at King in 2007.  I am currently the Accounting Department Chair.

I have been married to my husband John, a college swim coach and retired high school teacher, for over 40 years.  We have two daughters, both educators.  My eldest is a science teacher at the middle school level.  My youngest is a psychology professor in South Carolina.  Education has always been a part of my family’s life.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading detective novels and babysitting my five absolutely wonderful, cute, smart, and perfect grandchildren.   Life is great!

Mary Connor, D.B.A.

  • D.B.A. in Accounting
  • M.B.A.
  • B.S. in Math and Related Science
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