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Kassandra McElhiney

Kassandra McElhiney

Kassandra McElhiney
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Dept: Accounting
Office: (not available)
Phone: (309) 692-4092 x2340
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: kmcelhiney@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Midstate College
Attn: Kassandra McElhiney
Adjunct Faculty
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Office Hours

Course Location Time
ACC 110 (eL) eLearning Office Hours Su 2:00pm–3:00pm
ACC 322 (Flex) eLearning Office Hours Su 3:00pm–4:00pm


I am a second-generation accountant. Born, raised and educated in the central Illinois area, I have degrees in Accounting from Illinois Central College and Bradley University. While in graduate school, I served as a graduate assistant for the accounting department. Running Bradley's accounting tutoring lab was one of my main assignments as a graduate assistant. It was at this time that I considered accounting education as a future career, although the reality would not happen until several years later.

Upon graduation from Bradley, I began full-time employment at a small Chillicothe accounting firm owned and operated by my father. At this firm, approximately 900 individual, business and not-for-profit returns are prepared. After approximately 6 years of full-time employment, I began teaching accounting courses as a secondary career. I have taught at a total of four local colleges and universities, and have been teaching at Midstate exclusively since 2006.

Currently, I work in public accounting full-time and teach 1 to 2 courses per quarter. In the future, I would love to pursue a Ph.D., either in the field of accounting or in education.

I enjoy spending my free time taking approximately 16 fitness classes (primarily yoga) weekly, learning fun new activities such as aerial silks, spending the remaining time either with my family and friends, working through a long "laundry list" of home repairs, or doting on some highly-spoiled pets: cats Angus, Finn & Jake, as well as my parents' dog Buddy. As for hobbies, I would have to say that my #1 guilty pleasure is technology (with yoga being a pretty close #2, as my short-term goal is to begin 200-hour yoga teacher training sometime in 2017).


  • M.S.A., Accounting, 1998
    Bradley University
  • B.S., Accounting, 1997
    Bradley University
  • A.A.S., Accountancy, 1993
    Illinois Central College

Work Experience

  • Midstate College (2006–present)
    Adjunct Instructor (2006-2010 and 2012-present); Faculty (2010-2012)

    Taught, as an adjunct instructor, various accounting and CIS courses (ACC 100, 101, 105, 110, 213, 215, 315, 321 & 322; CIS 114, 115 & 116).

  • Robert Morris College (2005)
    Adjunct Instructor

    Taught, as an adjunct instructor, the course Financial Accounting 2.

  • Bradley University (2004)
    Adjunct Instructor

    Taught, as an adjunct instructor, the course Principles of Financial Accounting.

  • Illinois Central College (2004–2006)
    Adjunct Instructor

    Taught, as an adjunct instructor, the courses Payroll Accounting and Principles of Financial Accounting

  • L. Patrick McElhiney, P.C. (1998–present)

    Full-time accountant since December 1998. Perform such tasks as: individual, partnership and corporate income tax return preparation; accounting information systems implementation and instruction; compilation of financial statements and municipal audit reports.

  • Bradley University (1997–1998)
    Graduate Assistant

    Served as graduate assistant for several professors in the accounting department from August 1997 through December 1998. Performed such tasks as: grading of student homework and tests, proctoring of examinations, assisting with faculty research, coding various Foster College of Business Administration web pages, and tutoring of undergraduate students in accounting courses.

  • L. Patrick McElhiney, P.C. (1994–1998)

    Performed such tasks as: payroll tax return preparation; individual and corporate income tax return preparation; assistance with municipal audit fieldwork; compilation of financial statements and municipal audit reports.

Awards and Certifications

  • Registered Tax Return Preparer, 2012
  • Certified Public Accountant, 2001