Faculty and Staff

The Business Transfer Program believes that excellent faculty is at the core of excellent learning. All our faculty have the highest academic and professional qualifications. All have extensive industry experience.

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Judith Paquette (Full-Time Faculty)

Program Chair/ Instructor


Judith is full-time faculty with over ten years of accounting industry experience at Motorola, PACCAR, Western Wireless and Gottschalks.  Her industry accounting responsibilities included general and cost accounting, audit, payroll, systems selection and development, department reengineering, TQM, financial planning and training. Judith has a MBA from Golden Gate University and a BS from California State …more about Judith Paquette (Full-Time Faculty)

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Aron Segal (Full-Time Faculty)

Full-Time Faculty


Aron Segal began teaching in 2011 after serving for eight years in public accounting.  His teaching  methodology reflects this experience, bringing real-world casework to the  classroom.  A licensed CPA in Washington State, he earned a BA in Philosophy from Beloit College, and an MBA and an MPAC from Seattle University.

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Leslie Lum (Full-Time Faculty)

Program Chair/ Accounting Instructor


Leslie is full-time faculty teaching multicultural consulting, statistics, investing, and introduction to business. She has taught at the UW Foster School, in the MBA program at UW Bothell, and sits on the UW Business and Economic Development Center Board. Leslie authored Personal Investing published by South-Western in 2002 and coauthored Multicultural Marketing and Business Consulting  …more about Leslie Lum (Full-Time Faculty)

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Sheila Lozan



Sheila is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Washington whose education includes a Masters of Accounting from University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Seattle University. Sheila has 10 years’ experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she acquired a vast amount of knowledge …more about Sheila Lozan

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Winnie Li (Full-Time Faculty)


Xiao (Winnie) Li was a teaching and research assistant in Statistics at California State University at Hayward. She was one of three students out of 230 who won the 2005 George J. Resnikoff Memorial Scholarship. She also won the best TA of the year award in 2001.  She has a MS in Statistics from CSU …more about Winnie Li (Full-Time Faculty)

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Michael Brown PhD (Adjunct Faculty)


Michael practices civil rights law and has taught at WSU, EWU and several community colleges in the area. He has published extensively in history, American Studies, Ethnic studies and law. He received his BA from Whitman, his MA in history from the University of Maine, his JD from Temple University and his PhD in history …more about Michael Brown PhD (Adjunct Faculty)

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Dan Yamasaki (Adjunct Faculty)


Dan has worked as a health care statistician for Swedish Hospital and is currently a statistician at Premera Blue Cross. He holds a MA in Biostatistics from UC Berkeley, MS (Biostatistics) from the University of Washington, and a MBA from City University.

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Jeff Wong (Adjunct Faculty)


Jeff is  currently a cost analyst/system administrator for Valley Medical Center.  Prior to that he worked with the Washington State Auditor’s Office as a auditor and with International Paper as an assistant controller at a facility in  California. If it is anything that touches accounting and finance, Jeff has probably done it at some time …more about Jeff Wong (Adjunct Faculty)

Yancy Chow



Yancy received her Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Probability from the National University of Singapore. Her published research examined statistical approaches that improved the efficiency and accuracy of cancer screening methodologies. She also created models that enhanced data quality in the diagnostic realm and developed computer models that mapped out complex gene networks for predictive …more about Yancy Chow

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Paula McPherson

Academic Advisor


Education: Bachelor in Physical Education by University of Santo Andre – Sao Paulo- Brazil; Master in Education from University of Washington and studying Doctor of Education- Higher Education concentration at Concordia University of Portland. What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College can provide a comfortable place for students to succeed. The Business transfer …more about Paula McPherson