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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 2 to 3 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 10 yoga classes weekly, 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!).


  • 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; 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