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Faculty Spotlight: Nate Chang, CPA, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Illinois

Nate Chang, CPA is a Visiting Lecturer in the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois Chicago. He teaches financial and managerial accounting courses full-time. He is also a student (Doctorate in Business Administration, Class of 2026) at DePaul University, where he also teaches financial accounting adjunctly. 

After 15 years of Big Five public accounting experience, Nate recently completed 9 years in academia. When not tinkering with spreadsheets and thinking of teaching, Nate enjoys spending time with family and friends, running marathons, and playing Pokémon Go.

Nate is a firm believer in increasing approachability and accessibility with students. To do this, he created a series of TikTok videos to promote engagement with accounting topics and to make accounting fun! His topics range from using Taylor Swift lyrics to teach accounting topics to using Chat GPT for CPA Exam questions, to tying the Eclipse to accounting. He has been so successful with his TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, that he even has students not in his class, asking for more topic coverage.

Check out his intro TikTok and get to know Nate and what to expect throughout the week of courses:

@notprofchang #summer #summer24 #summer2024 #accounting #intro #introduction #level2accounting #intermediateaccounting #accountingtopicssimplified #changvschatgpt #samplecpaexamquestion #cpaexam #baseballbusiness #fridayqanda #virtualofficehours #changsexcel #changeexcel #accountingprof #studytok #accountingprof @University of Illinois Chicago @DePaul University ♬ original sound - notprofchang

Follow Nate on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube for ideas on engaging with students!