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Brian Gilligan

Title:

Adjunct Professor

Programs/Classes Taught:

  1. Managerial Accounting
  2. Corporate Finance
  3. Healthcare Finance
  4. Communications

Areas of Expertise:

  1. Managerial Accounting
  2. Healthcare Finance
  3. Financial Accounting
  4. Cost Accounting
  5. Nonprofit and Government Accounting
  6. Management
  7. Marketing
  8. Communications

Biography:

Tenured Instructor, Accounting/Business, Morton College, Cicero, IL, August 2009 - Present

Teaches Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting, and related business courses.

Plans all instructional activities, including lectures, class discussions, and projects.

Implements classroom routines that encourage learning, ensure fair administration of rules, and provide timely feedback/grading.

Assesses performance using tools that allow modification of instruction to meet group and individual needs.

Maintains detailed, accurate records, including grades and attendance.

Organizes, prepares, and regularly revises and update all course materials.

  • Uses appropriate technological options for online technologies and course-related software, including Websites, e-mail, and online discussions for preparing the course and making it accessible to students.
  • Models effective oral and written communications that engage the students, provide clarity, and improve student learning.
  • Sets clear expectations for the course by publishing course terminal objectives, assignment/examinations dates, and weight the distribution of various evaluation categories.
  • Ensures that the content and level of material included on exams correspond to the course terminal objectives.
  • Demonstrates consistency and fairness in the preparation and grading of exams, and provide timely feedback to students.

 

Achievements/Affiliations

  • Morton College Full-Time Faculty of the Year Award (2012)
  • Student Relations Committee Member (2010 – 2014)
    • Academic Standards Committee Member (2010-Present)
    • Distance Learning Taskforce Member (2010 – Present)
    • Recycling Committee Member (2011-Present)
    • Promoted from Adjunct to Full-Time Tenured position (February 2012)
    • Higher Learning Commission- Criterion 2 Member (2009 – 2012)

 

Department Chairperson, Department of Business Technologies, Morton College, Cicero, IL, September 2009-        

Present

  • Advise Dean on faculty performance and issues related to curricular changes.
  • Manage budgetary duties as assigned by the Dean.
  • Interview prospective adjunct faculty and recommend new hires.
  • Recruit new faculty and students.
  • Resolve student appeals in compliance with the college’s policies.
  • Administer duties related to admission, transfer, and graduation.
  • Coordinate activities related to the Dean’s review.

 

Visiting Professor, Accounting, DeVry University, Chicago, IL, June 2008-Present

  • Teaches Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, and Finance courses.
  • Develops and provides students with an approved DeVry University syllabus that follows a template established by the local campus, and which includes the terminal course objectives.
    • Organizes, prepares, and regularly revises and update all course materials.
    • Uses appropriate technological options for online technologies and course-related software, including Websites, e-mail, and online discussions for preparing the course and making it accessible to students.
    • Models effective oral and written communications that engage the students, provide clarity, and improve student learning.
    • Sets clear expectations for the course by publishing course terminal objectives, assignment/examinations dates, and weight the distribution of various evaluation categories.
    • Ensures that the content and level of material included on exams correspond to the course terminal objectives.
    • Demonstrates consistency and fairness in the preparation and grading of exams, and provide timely feedback to students. 

 

Adjunct Instructor, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Non-Profit Management, Concordia University, River Forest, IL – May 2009 – Present

Adjunct Professor, CPSA, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL - August 2008 - Present

O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission, Chicago, IL - April 2000 to January 2010

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR              

Selected to oversee formal policy-making group comprised of representatives from 27 municipalities, 1 county, and 15 public school districts. Lead the planning, administration and funding of noise mitigation and relief projects for neighboring communities affected by aircraft traffic from O’Hare International Airport.  Directly responsible for all Commission activities and operations, including member communications, public affairs, consultant contracts, financial planning, meeting planning, recordkeeping, and reports and budgets. 

POLICY DEVELOPMENT: Developed and implemented new policies and resolutions to enhance program planning and administration and promote support of ONCC.

COMMUNICATIONS LEADERSHIP: Reviewed and coordinated\ effective responses to all ONCC correspondence to federal agencies, elected officials, regulators (FAA), general public, members, non-members, and select community and the airline representatives. Oversee production and timely dissemination of annual reports, membership orientation materials, press releases, and other communications. Plan and provide editorial oversight for quarterly newsletter.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL REPORTING: Managed all financial and budgetary areas, including accounts payable; human resources management, purchasing, and member/staff travel.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH, PUBLIC AFFAIRS LIAISON:  Strengthened the Commission’s presence and profile in O’Hare area communities through strategic initiatives to address aircraft noise. Prepare and present testimony at hearings and public forums for the O’Hare Modernization Program. Planned and coordinated promotional materials. Create new outreach programs to address aircraft noise issues. Presented legislative updates on aircraft noise mitigation at Commission meetings. Plan and execute participation in aviation noise and environmental conferences.

 

Leadership Initiatives, Accomplishments, AWARDS:

  • Provided expert financial direction of the Commission, realizing significant cost savings each year.  Initiated new policies to improve program operations: Drafted travel policy for members and staff. Developed an employee handbook and promoted employee training.
  • Instrumental in identifying opportunities, including meetings and forums, to enhance the joint participation and cooperation of City of Chicago, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines, air traffic controllers, Commission membership and community leaders. 
  • Designed promotional items and contributed to the development of a long-form videotape to promote ONCC program goals and objectives. Received the 2001 Association Forum of Chicagoland’s Care Corps Community Service for an Individual Award, in dedication to community service programs that have demonstrated successful results.
  • Drafted the “Commission Member and Leader Orientation” document, a comprehensive information vehicle that currently serves as a primer for new members and a refresher guide for existing associates. Upgraded the group’s web site to feature information on publications, meeting schedules and minutes. Contributed testimony for delivery to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Senate Commerce Committee hearings on the O’Hare Modernization Program and aircraft noise issues.

 

National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), Chicago, IL                                                            1999 to April 2000

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Led the development and administration of member-based educational programs and networking opportunities for world's largest association serving retail vending, OCS and food service industries.  Scope of charge included sales, marketing, program development, technical training, community partnerships and budgeting.

  • Spearheaded new product sales initiatives and promotions resulting in a 35% increase in sales from 1998 to 1999.
  • Developed creative instructional formats for trade shows which led to increased program participation.
  • Made significant contributions to the successful revitalization of NAMA’s member communications program.
  • Recipient of the President’s Award from Illinois Automatic Merchandising Council, May 2000.
  • Nominated for the Association Forum of Chicagoland’s 2000 Programming Achievement Award.

 

American Bar Association, Center for CLE (ABA-CLE), Chicago, IL                                                                       1991 to 1999

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (1998 to 1999)

BUSINESS MANAGER (1994 to 1998) - CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SALES MANAGER (1991 to 1993)

Earned subsequent promotions to high-profile management post requiring proactive and broad-based leadership to advance continuing education programs, products and services for 400,000-member lawyer organization.

 

Program Development / Marketing / Technology

  • Successfully delivered marketing initiatives, increasing gross product sales 35% from FY 1997 to FY 1998.
  • Developed new, precedent-setting delivery vehicles for educational programming, including teleconferencing.
  • Devised strategic plan to maximize state-of-the-art technologies for long-distance or remote learning.
  • Capitalized Center’s Web Site as a sales and promotional tool, including introduction of online shopping.
  • Initiated “fax broadcast” system to promote program participation.

 

Financial Planning and Analysis/Business Affairs

  • Prepared analytical reports and generated budgets, income statements and long-term planning documents.
  • Reduced costs and increased staff productivity through outsourcing and low-cost vendor selection.
  • Worked closely with internal auditor on successful financial audit of operations.

 

Conference Planning/Continuing Education

  • Managed registration and customer support services to accommodate 15,000 annual conference attendees, along with order entry and financial reporting for 6,000+ product units sold (over $2.5 million in revenues).
  • Oversaw efficient processing of over 600 continuing course requests from 40 ABA-wide entities on a yearly basis.
  • Created an additional revenue stream by accrediting educational programs for outside groups/sponsors.
  • Executive Director’s Special Bonus Award, 1996 and 1993.

 

Regional Director, Ticketron. Promoted to final post as Regional Director, 1982-1991                              

 

Education:

Argosy University, Schaumburg, IL, Doctorate of Business Administration, 2016. 

Elected to Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society; June 2012. 

Devry University, Chicago, IL, MAFM, Master of Accounting and Financial Management; 2008

Loyola University, Chicago, IL, M.S., Human Resources and Industrial Relations (M.S.I.R.); 1997

DePaul University, Chicago, IL, M.B.A.; 1990

Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, B.A., Government and Politics, Graduated Summa Cum Laude; 1981

Research and Interests:

  1. Veterans Issues
  2. Community College Diversity
  3. Nonprofit Governance

Contact Information:

Brian Gilligan

E-mail Address: brian.gilligan@nl.edu and bgilligan0184@hotmail.com

Home: 847.437.4919

Cell Phone: 773.732.9322

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