William A. Raabe, Ph.D., CPA, was the Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Taxation. He taught at Ohio State, Arizona State, the Capital University (OH) Law School, and the Universities of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and Whitewater. A graduate of Carroll University (Wisconsin) and the University of Illinois, Dr. Raabe's teaching and research interests include international and multistate taxation, technology in tax education, personal financial planning and the economic impact of sports teams and fine arts groups. Dr. Raabe also writes the PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Case Studies. He has written extensively about book-tax differences in financial reporting. Dr. Raabe has been a visiting tax faculty member for a number of public accounting firms, bar associations and CPA societies. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Accounting Educator of the Year award from the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs. He has been the faculty adviser for student teams in the Deloitte Tax Case Competition (national finalists at three different schools) and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Extreme Tax policy competition (national finalist). For more information about Dr. Raabe, visit BillRaabeTax. com and BillRaabeTax on YouTube and Twitter.
Gerald E. Whittenburg is a professor of accounting and taxation at San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Dr. Whittenburg's professional designations include Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Enrolled Agent (EA). Professor Whittenburg's research interests have focused on corporate and individual taxation, as well as the tax research process. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as the ACCOUNTING REVIEW, ADVANCES IN TAXATION, ACCOUNTING EDUCATION: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, DECISION SCIENCES JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE EDUCATION, JOURNAL OF TAXATION, TAXES, MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING, PRACTICAL TAX STRATEGIES, JOURNAL OF TAXATION OF INVESTMENTS, VALUATION STRATEGIES, JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS STRATEGY, JOURNAL OF TAXATION OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, THE TAX ADVISER, TAX NOTES, REAL ESTATE ACCOUNTING AND TAXATION, and JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION. Dr. Whittenburg has authored several tax textbooks, including INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS and FEDERAL TAX RESEARCH. Dr. Whittenburg was a visiting scholar at the University of Adelaide (Australia ) in 1999 and 2005 and the University of South Australia in 2009 and 2010. In 2003, he received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant at the Academy of Tax Services of Ukraine. While in Ukraine, he lectured students and conferred with the faculty and staff on income taxation in the United States.
Debra L. Sanders, Ph.D., CPA, is a professor in the Washington State University Department of Accounting. She has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching, research, and service. Dr. Sanders, a graduate of Arizona State University, has published in both academic and professional journals. Her work has appeared in the academic journals BEHAVORIAL RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING, NATIONAL TAX JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN TAXATION ASSOCIATION, ADVANCES IN TAXATION, and THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING. Professional journals that have published her articles include TAXATION FOR ACCOUNTANTS, TAXATION FOR LAWYERS, THE REVIEW OF INDIVIDUALS, TAXES, THE TAX ADVISER, and JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL PLANNING.