Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Brenda Mattison is the co-author of Horngren's Accounting, 10th edition, a two-semester accounting textbook published by Pearson Education. 

Instructor Brenda Mattison Co-Authors Accounting Textbook


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        1/30/2013

                                                                           (By Lisa Garrett

            PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College accounting instructor Brenda Mattison can add textbook author to her list of accomplishments.  Mattison is the co-author of Horngren's Accounting, 10th edition, a two-semester accounting textbook published by Pearson Education.  Her co-authors are accounting professors Tracie Nobles at Texas State University San Marcos and Ella Mae Matsumura at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

            Mattison also wrote and revised chapters in Horngren's Financial and Managerial Accounting, fourth edition, which offers a corporate approach with an equal emphasis on financial and managerial accounting.  Tri-County uses this version, with financial accounting taught in ACC 101 and managerial accounting taught in ACC 102.

            "We are thrilled to welcome Brenda Mattison to the Pearson team and Horngren franchise," said Lacey Vitetta, accounting editor at Pearson Education.  "Brenda's vast contributions have helped to redefine the tradition of learning accounting by creating learning materials that bridge the gap between textbook content and classroom instruction techniques.  Her deep connections to the academic accounting community, respect for fellow educators and true understanding of her students are evident on every page."

            "I love teaching accounting and authoring the textbooks was simply an extension of what I already do in my classes," said Mattison.  "My co-authors and I had our students in mind as we wrote.  From our experience as educators, we know what accounting students struggle with, so we added student-friendly features that will help them to be successful.  I am looking forward to using the new edition in my classes."

            Mattison, who joined the College in 2002, has a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in accounting, both from Clemson University. She previously served as accounting program coordinator at Tri-County and has prior experience teaching accounting at Robeson Community College, Lumberton, North Carolina; University of South Carolina - Upstate and Rasmussen Business College, Eagan, Minnesota.  She also has accounting work experience in retail and manufacturing businesses.

            She is a member of Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges and the American Accounting Association.  She is currently serving on the board of directors as Vice President of Registration of Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges.

            Mattison engages in the scholarship of teaching and learning. While serving as Faculty Fellow at Tri-County, her research project was Using Applied Linguistics in Teaching Accounting, the Language of Business.  Other presentations include using active learning and manipulatives, such as building blocks and poker chips, in teaching accounting concepts.

            She is also an active volunteer in the community, serving her church, local Girl Scouts, and other organizations.

            She and her husband, Grant, have two sons and live in Anderson.



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