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Meet Your Faculty

Meet Your Faculty

Among the best in the world

The depth of knowledge and personal attention you will receive from our globally ranked faculty will form the foundation of your UC Davis MPAc degree.

You’ll learn from thought leaders who are experts in their fields and who are developing innovative solutions for today’s business challenges.

Our faculty bring experiences from their pioneering research, teaching and consulting work — which is shaping management practices throughout the U.S. — to the classroom to give you a world-class education.

They will lead you through a dynamic classroom experience filled with case studies, seminars, guest speakers, simulations and team projects so you can learn complex concepts and skills that will serve you well throughout your career.


Shannon W. Anderson

Professor Emerita

Ph.D., Harvard University

Professor Emerita Shannon Anderson is an expert on the design and implementation of performance measurement and cost control systems. Her research spans the fields of management accounting and operations research. Anderson’s research has been funded by grants from professional accounting organizations such as the AICPA, the IIA, the IMA and CIMA, and from national research organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the Australian Research Council. 

C. Janie Chang

Academic Executive Director, Master of Professional Accountancy Program

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Research Expertise: Human information processing in accounting settings, behavioral issues in managerial accounting and auditing, nature of expert judgments, group decision making, accounting information systems, audit analytics, and cross-cultural research.

Janie Chang is the academic executive director of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

Gary Peironi

Visiting Professor

MBA, Management, John F. Kennedy, 1993,
B.S., Accounting, California State University, 1980

Pieroni has more than 14 years corporate financial reporting in a Fortune-50 company. He assisted in the standard setting process as an Academic Fellow at the International Accounting Standards Board in London from 2015-2017. Pieroni has more than 33 years teaching students at all stages in life at the UC, State University, and Community.

Mehul Rangwala

Continuing Lecturer

MBA, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

B.S. Electronics Engineering, India

Lecturer Mehul Rangwala has nearly 20 years of experience in information technology and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. An information technology manager at the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Rangwala researches, plans and provides insights to the executive management on IT strategy and the latest technology trends while providing leadership in IT investments, cost/benefit analysis, asset management, IT operations and support.

Mike Ueltzen


MBA and B.S., California State University, Sacramento

Research Expertise: Forensic Accounting

Mike Ueltzen has testified as an expert witness in cases throughout the United States in federal and state courts in matters that involved both civil and criminal claims and in arbitrations. He has also served as a federal special master, court appointed expert, referee, mediator, and an arbitrator.

Paul A. Wong

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Research Interests: Financial reporting, financial analysts, corporate disclosures, auditor/audit firm networks and the role of the audit committee 

Assistant Professor Paul Wong worked for Crowe Horwath (formerly Crowe Chizek) from 2007–11 as a senior staff auditor in the not-for-profit and higher education group.

He served as a board member for Ledger & Quill, DePaul University’s accounting alumni association, from 2007-11 and New Moms Inc., a Chicagoland nonprofit, from 2009-11.