Keith Urtel is an Associate Teaching Professor over 35 years in public accounting practice, primarily with Ernst & Young. At EY, he held various audit and accounting leadership roles, traveled worldwide in client service and logged over 500 hours as an in-class room instructor. Keith completed EY’s Executive Leadership Certificate Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (2007) and the AACSB’s Bridge Program, “Your Path from Executive to Educator”, at Washington University in St. Louis (2016). Keith maintains his professional credentials as the Principal/Consultant overseeing Quality & Risk Management for MBAF, a top 40 CPA firm. Keith is also the Faculty Academic Director of the University's Masters of Science in Accountancy program.