(M. Ed., Lewis and Clark College, M.B.A., University of Oregon) Doug has over 30 years of experience teaching accounting at two- and four-year schools, as well as at the high-school level. He has traveled extensively throughout the country, meeting with teachers and students, in order to keep his finger on the pulse of today's classroom needs and concerns. Doug's one-on-one relationships with customers have kept him very close to the market, and he has translated his keen perceptions into the most successful college accounting text published in the last half-century.
Pat Bille has been teaching office technology, accounting, and microcomputer applications at Highline Community College for the last 36 years. Before moving to the college's Business Division, Pat began by teaching high school business classes. She has developed an off-campus, self-paced accounting and office occupations lab, has been program director for office occupations and accounting co-op work programs, and has worked in the accounting departments of two large Chicago corporations. She also served as a volunteer accountant in several nonprofit organizations, and worked for her own sole proprietorship. During the last six years she has developed online courses for accounting and microcomputer applications classes and has developed her own web site. She continues to teach online courses to Highline Community College students in Des Moines, Washington. She has co-authored two textbooks, authored a multitude of practice sets and ancillaries, several accounting videos, and a variety of non-accounting publications.
Tracie L. Nobles, CPA, received her bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from Texas A&M University. She has served as Department Chair of the Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems, and Marketing/Management Department at Aims Community College, Greeley, CO, and is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting at Austin Community College, Austin, TX. Professor Nobles has public accounting experience with Deloitte Tax LLP and Sample & Bailey, CPAs. She is a recipient of Aims Community College Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor Nobles is a member of the Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges, the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Texas Community College Teachers Association. She is currently serving as secretary/webmaster of Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges, as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Pre-certification Education Executive Committee, as co-chair for the Conference on Teaching and Learning Accounting and as Two-Year College Section chair for the American Accounting Association. Professor Nobles has spoken on such topics as creating online web videos, motivating nonbusiness majors to learn accounting, and incorporating small business topics in college accounting at numerous conferences, including the Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges and the American Accounting Association. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and fishing with her husband, Trey, and spending time with her family and friends.