Portrait photo of College of Business and Technology Dean Greg Carnes sitting on the edge of his desk with his hands folded.

College Dean Co-Authors Accounting Textbook for Leading Academic Publisher

Sep. 07, 2022

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – Dr. Greg Carnes, Dean of the College of Business and Technology at the University of North Alabama, has worked with Wiley to co-author Fundamentals of Taxation for Individuals, a tax accounting textbook, the publisher’s first textbook on this topic that launched in classrooms nationwide this fall.

“They approached me about the opportunity to author this book in 2019 because I have been the author of their tax material for their CPA Exam review course, Wiley CPAexcel, for the last 20 years,” Carnes said. “I was very intrigued by this opportunity and challenge but did not know if I could complete the work given the responsibilities of my role as Dean.”

During the next several years, however, and over the course of early mornings, late nights, and weekends spent working on the project that he co-authored with Suzanne Youngberg, the Internship Director and Instructor in the Department of Accountancy in the College of Business at Northern Illinois University, the textbook has been published and is in use this fall in collegiate classrooms across the country. 

The publication of a specialized textbook, especially one for a leading publisher in the industry, is a reflection of the scholarship taking place at UNA as well as among academicians at the highest levels, according to Dr. Ross Alexander, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“In addition to being a stellar dean with a slew of impressive accomplishments, Dr. Carnes is one of the foremost Accounting scholars in the nation,” he said. “The publication of this textbook by a leading publisher accurately reflects his scholarly reputation. We are quite fortunate to have him at UNA!”

Carnes said working with Wiley has been a supportive experience.

The publishing company “allowed us to add videos to every chapter, as well as numerous learning tools,” he said. “We have taken a very different approach to teaching tax than the competitor books, and, thus far, the early reviews on Fundamentals of Taxation for Individuals have been very positive.”

Carnes and Youngberg are already at work on a second book for Wiley, Taxation of Business Entities, which is expected to be available in 2024.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/