Program Faculty

Dr. Susan Galbreath, CPA, is the Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Strategic Initiatives at Lipscomb University and has a faculty appointment as a Professor of Accounting in the College of Business. She is also a member of Lipscomb University’s Senior Administrative Leadership Team. Dr. Galbreath received her undergraduate degree from Tennessee Technological University and her Master of Accountancy and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Galbreath has published articles in Advances in Taxation, The Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, National Public Accountant, Public Management, Tennessee CPA and other professional journals and received the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants 2005 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. Before pursuing an academic career, Dr. Galbreath worked with an international public accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Charles E. Frasier is Professor and Chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics of Lipscomb University and is a former partner with Frasier, Dean & Howard, PLLC. He served a three-year term as a member of the Auditing Standards Board and also served for 3 years with the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy. Areas of interest include auditing, financial accounting, taxation, and accounting consultation. He is a practicing CPA, as well as a CMA (certified management accountant), and is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International (FEI), American Accounting Association, the Tennessee Society of Accounting Educators, Institute of Management Accountants, and the American Institute of CPAs. He is a graduate of Lipscomb University and holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama.

Dr. Dennis Bline received his BS from Indiana University Southeast in1982 and his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He is currently Professor of Accounting and Department Chair at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. Dr. Bline has 28 publications including three in Behavioral Research in Accounting and three in Issues in Accounting Education. In addition, he is co-author of an Advanced Accounting textbook published by John Wiley & Sons.

Dr. Perry Moore is Professor of Accounting, Director of the Master of Accountancy program, and Assistant Director of Graduate Business Programs at Lipscomb University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and is Certified in Risk Management Assurance. A Nashville native, Perry graduated from Lipscomb with a degree in accounting and then completed his graduate studies at the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. Perry chairs the Institute of Internal Auditor's Regional Conference Committee and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPA's Professional Ethics Committee. 

Dr. Jeff Mankin is an assistant professor of accounting in the College of Business at Lipscomb University. He also serves as an officer and principal in Prium Investment Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor. Dr. Mankin is a certified public accountant and has helped to develop content for the CPA exam over many years. He teaches financial, managerial, and cost accounting classes. He has led the Lipscomb spring break mission trip to the City of Children orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico for eight years. Dr. Mankin is a graduate of Lipscomb University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Mississippi.

Brian S Masterson is an assistant professor of accounting in the College of Business at Lipscomb University. He also serves as a senior counsel in the tax practice of Butler Snow LLP and on the adjunct faculty at the Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Lipscomb, Brian was a director in KPMG LLP's Washington National Tax practice and a partner with Venable LLP in Washington, DC. He received his undergraduate degree from Lipscomb University, his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law and his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.