To teach in our program, we require academic qualifications, industry certification, and industry practice. All our accounting faculty are certified. All our law faculty are members of the Bar and attorneys of good standing.

Our faculty collectively have over five decades of industry experience including Fortune 100, public accounting and startups.

In addition to being highly-qualified, we have a very diverse faculty because it is important to be culturally competent in a multicultural American and global environment. We think we bring a wealth of experience to our students.

Sheila Lozan

Sheila Lozan, CPA

Program Chair and Senior Associate Professor

Masters of Accounting, University of Southern California. Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Seattle University. Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Ten years’ experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sheila teaches ACCT& 201, 202, and 203 accounting.

Yancy Chow

Dr. Yancy Chow

Senior Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore. Published research examined statistical approaches that improved the efficiency and accuracy of cancer screening methodologies. Yancy teaches BA 240 statistics.

Winnie Li

Winnie Li


MS in statistics from California State University. BS in computer engineering UC Davis. Microsoft. Winnie teaches BA 240 statistics.

Leslie Lum

Leslie Lum, CMA


MBA Columbia University. MSW University of British Columbia. BFA University of British Columbia. Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Strategic planning Fortune 100, investment banking, retail start-up, and decades working with minority and women enterprises. Leslie teaches ACCT& 201 accounting, BA 240 statistics, INTST 150 international business, and BA 241 multicultural consulting.

Judith Paquette

Judith Paquette, CMA


MBA from Golden Gate University. BS from California State University. Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Over ten years of accounting industry experience at Motorola, PACCAR, T-Mobile and Gottschalks (retail). Judith teaches ACCT& 201, 202, 203 accounting and INTST 150 international business.

Aron Segal

Aron Segal, CPA

Associate Senior Professor

BA in Philosophy from Beloit College. MBA, MPAC Seattle University. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Eight years in public accounting. Aron teaches ACCT& 201, 202, and 203 accounting.

Bebe Bales

Bebe Bales, J.D.

LL.M University of California Berkeley School of Law. J.D. University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. BA in American Studies UC Davis. Attorney for five years including one year as a contract lawyer at Expeditors International. Bebe teaches BUS& 201 Business Law and INTST 150 international business.

Michael Brown

Dr. Michael Brown, J.D.

PhD in History from WSU. J.D. from Temple University. M.A. from the University of Maine. BA from Whitman. Civil rights lawyer. Michael teaches BUS& 201 Business Law.

Melanie Farrar

Master’s Economics University of Nevada, Bachelor’s Degree in Education Central Washington University, Associate’s Degree in Accounting Bellevue College. Melanie teaches BA 240 Statistics.

Yvette Low portrait.

Yvette Low, CPA, CIA

MBA Columbia University, B Comm (UBC). Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor. Associate Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Treasury Management and Audit Services. Bristol-Myers Squibb. Deloitte. KPMG. Yvette teaches ACCT& 201, 202, and 203 accounting.

CJ Jimenez

CJ Jimenez, J.D.

J.D. Seattle University School of Law. BA UW Seattle. General counsel and COO for The Zella Company. Board member of the Hispanic National Bar Association Latina Commission. CJ teaches BUS& 201 Business Law.

Jeff Wong


MBA UW Foster School. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, CITP and CGMA. Director of Treasury and Treasurer at UW Valley Medical Center. Jeff teaches ACCT& 201, 202, and 203 accounting.

Last Updated July 26, 2023