Dynamic professional with over 15 years experience in consulting, sales and field marketing; creative and innovative team player with strong interpersonal skills.
Kim Holland graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2006 and immediately joined the team of Becker Professional Education as Account Manager. She trained under renowned CPA instructors, Liliana Hickman Riggs and William Riggs. Since her start with Becker, Kim has become an expert in the field of CPA Exam and training solutions. In 2013, she earned her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, and in 2017, she promoted to Senior Account Manager at Becker. Prior to her time with Becker, Kim trained competitive dance teams and dancers for nearly 15 years. Ms. Holland has always been passionate about education and consulting. Now she shares that passion with DFW accounting students and professionals as she advises them on the pathway to CPA, CMA and professional development!
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Dr. Ramgopal (Ram) Venkataraman joined UT Arlington as Associate Professor of Accounting in 2013 and was selected to be the Chair of the Accounting Department effective September 2018. He was formerly an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and at the Carlson School of Management in University of Minnesota. Dr. Venkataraman obtained his PhD from Penn State University.
Prior to joining academia, Dr. Venkataraman had extensive accounting, consulting and corporate experience for a total period of 12 years as a Chartered Accountant rising to partner in a mid-size Indian accounting firm and later as Finance Manager for a company in the United Arab Emirates and Project Manager in India for an industrial venture.
Dr. Venkataraman’s research interests are varied. He is broadly interested in the role of accounting information on capital markets and various players in the capital markets such as investors, financial analysts and auditors. Recently, he has also been involved with several medical research projects with faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as well as the Biomedical engineering department at UTA. He has published his articles in both leading accounting journals and medical journals.
He enjoys bringing real world practice and examples to his students in the classroom to prepare them to apply the knowledge gained in the class immediately to their jobs.
- Causes of pipeline issues in accounting.
- Actions being taken to address these issues.
- Where are we today.