Judy Peterson

Professor, Accounting

Rm 257 Center for Science & Business 309-457-2365


Prior to teaching, I worked in the accounting discipline as an auditor – first with Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) and then with Jockey International. I also worked in the finance discipline at First Tennessee Bank and again with Ernst. I have had my CPA certification since 1993.

I fell into teaching after the birth of my twins. I fell in love and haven’t looked back. Teaching is a very rewarding career. I love to design pedagogy that gets students motivated and inspires them to learn more.

Monmouth provides a wonderful environment for creativity because it is a learning-centered institution. Here it is all about the student. I love working with the students; their “ah-ha” moments are priceless.


My interests take me into the financial accounting field versus managerial accounting. I also have a strong interest in international accounting standards and the “give and take” that is currently going on with the merging of United States accounting standards and international accounting standards.


B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 1979

M.B.A., Mankato State University, 1980.

Courses Taught

ACCT203: Financial Accounting

ACCT204: Managerial Accounting

ACCT353: Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT354: Intermediate Accounting II

ACCT363: Federal Income Tax

ACCT364: Service Learning

ACCT373: Advanced Financial Accounting

INTG403: Taxes & the Citizenry

Selected Work

I am the coordinator of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on campus. We have grown tremendously over the last 12 years from a club oriented activity into one that is now embedded in one of our senior general education citizenship courses. Students from all disciplines learn what it’s like to be involved in a discussion about taxes and how those taxes affect our lives, as well as learning how to prepare their own return and to assist others.