Frank Gersich

Associate Dean of Faculty Development
Professor and Chair, Accounting
HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer
Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Resources

Rm 250 Center for Science & Business 309-457-2119


Joined the faculty in 1998, having previously taught for 19 years at a variety of educational institutions. He wears a number of hats, serving also as an associate dean of the College, a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and a CPA examination writer.

He teaches upper-level financial accounting courses and the major’s capstone course. He is adept at implementing team-based learning concepts and is immersed in studying student learning.

His courses are highly interactive, focusing on problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

As associate dean, his focus is on the college assessment program, supervision of the Teaching and Learning Center, faculty development and student retention programs. A certified public accountant, he earned his baccalaureate and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of North Dakota and a doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University.

Courses Taught

ACCT 354: Intermediate Accounting II

ACCT 393: Developing and Auditing Financial Reporting Systems

ACCT 403: Contemporary Accounting Issues