Meet Richard Kriessle
- M.B.A., Franklin Pierce University
- B.S. Accounting, Nichols College
- Assistant Professor of Business Studies: (2006 - present) Landmark College. Provide instruction in Principles of Accounting I and II, Managerial Accounting, Economics, Principles of Management, and Human Resources Management.
- Adjunct Professor of Accounting: (2002 to 2005) New Hampshire Community Technical College - Claremont & Keene locations. Provided instruction in Principles of Accounting I and II, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Taxation.
- Adjunct Professor: (2004) Franklin Pierce University. Provided instruction in two sections of Principles of Accounting and Intermediate Accounting.
- "Exploring the Teaching of Accounting to LD Students," Effective Learning Strategies Forum Poster Session, American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (Anaheim, CA - August 2004).
- Burdick Chocolate: Accounting Manager (2005). Maintained the organization’s accounting records for three retail enterprises and one manufacturing entity. Developed and implemented a standard cost system for the manufacturing firm. Produced, analysis, reported monthly financial statements for the four activities, and develop long- and short-term pro-forma statements and financial forecasts.
- Contractor's Management Systems (CMS) of New Hampshire: (1993 to 2003). Provided training to CMS’s customers on the accounting software program and protocols, provided support services to CMS’s customers on accounting and general business issues, and oversaw the development of the company’s Windows based programs.
- Human Resource Management
Roles at Landmark
- Student Advisor
- Faculty co-Advisor for the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club
- Moodle Evaluation Team Member
- Ride Share Initiative Team Member
- Teaching Accounting To LD Students: Currently conducting research that will incorporate an analysis of the skills being taught to Accounting students, skills that employers look for in newly graduated Accountants, and the executive function attributes in LD students. This research will culminate in a paper that will detail the common elements of these three areas and how those common elements can be taught in the Accounting classroom through the use of Universal Design instruction principles to enhance students’ learning experience.
- International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): IFRS represents a collaborative effort between countries to develop and implement a single, global set of Accounting reporting standards. If successful, the implementation of IFRS has the potential to significantly change how Accounting information is recorded and reported. Based upon the current literature dealing with IFRS, it is expected that the teaching of IFRS will be required in Accounting classrooms in the next two to three years.
- Universal Design Instruction (UDI): UDI stresses the concept that classroom instruction should be accessible for all learning styles. Instructors who seek to abide by UDI principles continually attempt to develop pedagogical approaches that benefit students of all learning profiles. In this attempt, instructors are always researching different teaching methods and approaches that allow them to accomplish this goal. Application of UDI principles is a central precept behind the pedagogical approach taken to the teaching of Accounting at Landmark.
- Small Business/Entrepreneurship: The study of small business/entrepreneurship allows for the continued exploration of seemingly disparate but natively intertwined business disciplines which is then brought into the classroom.
- SCORE: SCORE stands for the Service Core of Retired Executives and is sponsored by the Small Business Administration. SCORE volunteers counsel individuals either contemplating starting their own businesses or who are already in business. Richard Kreissle is currently a member of Monadnock SCORE Chapter 379. Since many of the students in the Landmark College business program express an interest in starting their own businesses upon the completion of their studies, participation in SCORE enhances the approach taken in the Landmark classroom by providing students with real-world, practical examples and experiences of the challenges they may face, the possible solutions to those challenges, and the implementation of those solutions.
- Board Member, Wyman Way Co-op: Wyman Way Co-op is a not-for-profit organization in Keene, NH that seeks to provide gainful employment to individuals with mental illnesses. Participation in this organization, especially during tough economic times, allows for the discussion in the classroom of how organizations can and do survive during times of limited capital access and other resources.
Bio: Richard Kreissle, Assistant Professor, is currently conducting research that will incorporate an analysis of the skills being taught to Accounting students, skills that employers look for in newly graduated Accountants, and the executive function attributes in LD students. This research will culminate in a paper that will detail the common elements of these three areas and how those common elements can be taught in the Accounting classroom through the use of Universal Design instruction principles to enhance students’ learning experience.