PLU School of Business

Glenn VanWyhe, Ph.D.

Glenn VanWyhe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

253-535-7305 (office)

Profile

Professional
Emphasis

Accounting

Personal
Biography

Dr. Glenn Van Wyhe is a full-time Associate Professor of Accounting at PLU. Prior to joining the PLU Faculty in 1979, he was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. in the Chicago office's small business division. The work consisted primarily of auditing, with some related work in tax reporting and government contract reporting. He holds a Ph.D. in Education (1991) from the University of Washington and a Master's in Accounting (1977) from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Washington Society of C.P.A.s, American Accounting Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, and has a C.P.A. certificate in Illinois and Washington (received after one sitting for the exam, when the entire exam was given in two-and-one-half days). His primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of auditing, financial accounting, and managerial accounting, though he also does some teaching in managerial finance. Rather than using standard textbooks, he incorporates his own insights into a course by using his own book-length materials in the auditing and financial accounting courses. He has also presented papers on business ethics and has published a book on the history of higher education in accounting. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary (1974), and a Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of South Dakota (1968). He enjoys reading, thinking, and writing about theological, philosophical, and historical topics. He also enjoys reading and writing fantasy books. His greatest accomplishment has been holding on to the most wonderful of women, his wife Melony, since their marriage in 1968. Their three sons-Gabriel, Joshua, and Michael-are good, godly, and great sources of pride.