MONACA, Pa. — Michael Tydlaska, a certified public accountant and an experienced teacher of accounting and finance, will join the Penn State Beaver faculty as an instructor in accounting this fall.
Tydlaska has been teaching at Mountain View College — one of seven campuses in the Dallas County Community College system — since 2002. He developed and implemented the college’s CPA starter program in 2005, for which he won an Innovation of the Year award, and serves as a representative of the program to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
“I am excited as our accounting option enrollment in our business major is growing, and the major is in demand, especially with the accounting background,” Director of Academic Affairs Carey McDougall said. “Michael Tydlaska is a highly engaging instructor who will bring diversified expertise to our program.”
Tydlaska earned his baccalaureate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He has three master’s degrees — in accounting, business administration and international management studies — from the University of Texas at Dallas. He recently earned a fourth master’s degree, in applied economics, from Johns Hopkins University.
He worked in the private sector as an accountant and auditor for more than a decade, including a stint as the chief financial officer for the Dallas Inter-Tribal Center. Tydlaska is an enrolled tribal member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Tydlaska has worked for various universities, including Mountain View, the University of California at Berkley, and the University of Prague.