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Jennifer Acree

Adjunct Professor, Business

Education:

  • BS in Art Education from University of Maryland College Park
  • MS in Business Administration from Strayer University

Currently teaching:

  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Accounting

Teaching at Capitol since: 2010

Why did you first become a professor?

One of my former high school students persuaded me to be a professor. Then Dean Barker and I met when she was a guest speaker for my business students.

What is your favorite part of teaching?

I’m fond of information gathering and studying my teaching resources so that I can share the learning experience to my students.

Why Capitol?  What makes it different?

Capitol College used to host the PGCPS media festival competitions. My television production students won first place for their 2000 video. Also, I like the location, the diversity of its faculty and students, and its academic programs.

How has your career prior to teaching affected your teaching? How important has your experience been?

I was the president of my high school Future Business Leaders of America and after graduating, I was a high school business teacher for several years. I also worked as the Washington Office Administrator for the National Opinion Research Center for five years. I later obtained my master’s from Strayer University in Business Administration.

What are some of your proudest academic/professional achievements?

Successfully teaching Managerial Accounting and Financial Management for the first time last Fall and Winter. Also, proudly being a part of the faculty at my daughter Nina’s graduation in May 2011.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of work? What is something your students might not know about you?

I am a high school art teacher. I direct my high school WFHS-TV student broadcast and teach Television Production and Computer Graphics. I was a tennis coach. I am a business owner of an 1861 building that is registered as a Virginia and National Landmark where I sell my collectibles and antiques.