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For approximately 28 years, UCM students benefitted from Ronald Niemeyer’s dedication to preparing them to work in the accounting field. Although he taught a number of different courses during his tenure, the professor emeritus of accounting was known most recently for teaching Principles of Financial Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Seminar in Accounting Theory.
Niemeyer officially retired from the university Dec. 31, 2008. He joined the faculty in 1980 as an associate professor bringing with him experiences he gained in faculty positions at institutions such as Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, where he was a former department chair and director of Master’s of Professional Accountancy, and as an assistant professor at Mississippi State University, Starkville. He worked as an auditor with a public accounting firm before entering the education arena.
Niemeyer is a UCM alumnus, having earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a Master of Arts degree in business from UCM. His doctorate in business administration was earned at Mississippi State.
The long-time faculty member climbed the professional ranks and became a full professor in 1985. In addition to teaching, he kept abreast of developments in his field by serving on editorial review boards for publications such as The National Accounting Journal and the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, and serving on various boards of directors at the local, state and national levels.
His numerous honors over the years include being named to Who’s Who in Business Higher Education, recipient of the McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award, and being named to national accounting and business honor societies.