Director of Recruiting & Admissions, MAcc Programs
MA Counseling in Higher Education—Western Michigan University, 1999
BS, Psychology—Western Michigan University, 1996
Amy Johnson has been with Vanderbilt University since 2001, originally working with undergraduate students interested in business careers at the Vanderbilt Career Center. Since fall 2004, Amy has been in charge of creating new programs at Owen. She has managed the recruiting, admissions, career management and program implementation for the MAcc, MS Finance (MSF) and Accelerator programs. She now concentrates on the recruiting and admissions process for the MAcc programs (Master of Accountancy & MAcc Valuation). Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and son and loves to read and cook in her spare time.
Please reach out to Amy if you have any questions about the MAcc programs (Master of Accountancy & MAcc Valuation) or the admissions process for both programs.
Director of Student Services & Career Management, MAcc Programs
MS in Educational Administration--Texas A&M University, 2005
BBA in Accounting--North Georgia College and State University, 1997
Lindsay Donald joined Vanderbilt University in 2011 with the specific focus of helping build the MAcc Valuation Program. She now concentrates on student services and career management for the MAcc programs (Master of Accountancy & MAcc Valuation). Lindsay draws on more than 10 years of experience with KPMG's recruiting function and significant experience working with the student activities functions at two academic institutions.
Lindsay provides services to current students including helping them navigate the partner firm recruiting process, and the CFA and CPA review courses.
Admissions Assistant, MAcc Programs
BS in Communications--University of Tennessee, 1998
Betsy joined the MAcc Programs team in August 2012 and she assists with application processing and inquiry management. After beginning her career in Washington DC in the world of public relations, a move to Nashville in 2000 brought her to Vanderbilt University’s Alumni Programs Office. She spent several years as program coordinator and Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, working on communications and marketing efforts. After a stretch focused exclusively on her two red-headed sons, and logging many hours volunteering in the Nashville community, she is so pleased to be back on Vanderbilt’s campus in this role.
Associate Dean, Evaluation and Program Development
Faculty Director, Master of Accountancy Program
Faculty Director, MAcc Valuation Program
Associate Professor of Accounting
Karl Hackenbrack joined the Owen faculty as an Associate Professor in 2004 from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida, where he had been a tenured Associate Professor since 1995. The focus of Karl’s scholarship is mandated corporate disclosure. His writings and teachings address corporate governance issues associated with external financial reporting, including fraudulent financial reporting, the structure of accounting standards, the public accounting industry, corporate valuation and the regulation of professional services.
Karl is currently working on papers that examine audit client retention and engagement-level pricing pressures, mandatory disclosure and the joint sourcing of audit and management advisory services, as well as the trade-offs among corporate governance mechanisms. He was a PricewaterhouseCoopers Fellow the past five years and received numerous teaching awards at the University of Florida. Karl was also a KPMG Faculty Fellow from 1995 to 1998 and a Visiting Professor at Owen from 2002 to 2003.
Karl has been an editorial board member of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory since 1996, an editorial board member of the Accounting Review from 1996 to 1999 and an ad hoc reviewer for many journals. From 1999 to 2001 Karl was a member of the Independence Standards Board's Legal Services Task Force, from 1997 to 2002 a PhD Coordinator at the University of Florida and from 2001 to 2002 chair of the American Accounting Association's New Faculty Consortium Committee.
Chief Recruiting Officer
MBA—Rollins College, 1987
BA Russian—Vanderbilt University, 1985
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Tami Fassinger began her MBA career in marketing and product management with NCR Corporation in Ohio, focusing on new product releases and marketing communications. Her recruiting and training expertise includes corporate recruiting and staffing in the consulting industry as a western regional director and national recruiting director for Cap Gemini; executive search work in the technology and consulting industries for MRI in Denver; consulting to the Graduate Management Admission Council® in Virginia, owner of the GMAT® exam; university administration including EMBA degree and executive non-degree program management, MBA career services and MBA student recruiting and admissions at Vanderbilt. While at Vanderbilt's career services office, Tami co-authored Adams Job Interview Almanac
, a popular business career book published in 1996. As Chief Recruiting Officer, Tami’s role helps students take a more career-centric approach to evaluating their choice of program within the Owen portfolio as well as maximizing potential career opportunities once enrolled.
A native of Sarasota, Florida, Tami lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, two daughters and her dog. She writes fiction, likes to cook, loves to eat, and spends as much time as possible outdoors or in Nashville's eclectic music venues.