Dawn Lopez

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2009

Contact Info

Email
dawn.lopez@jwu.edu
Phone
980-598-3108
Campus
Charlotte

About Dawn

Dawn Lopez earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Winthrop University, as well as an MBA in accounting and finance.

After graduating, Lopez worked for a regional public accounting firm specializing in tax preparation for medical and law LLCs. Subsequently, Lopez served as an accounting manager for a multi-state environmental company and worked closely with several state government audit agencies.

In 2004, Lopez joined JWU where she became the campus’ first campus controller and an integral member of the campus start-up team. She provided guidance to the campus leadership team, coordinated accounting and audit functions with the university finance team, and was instrumental in developing many of the financial policies and procedures that still exist today.

Lopez joined the College of Business as a full-time faculty member in the spring of 2009 and is an active member of the North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).

Education

  • MBA, Winthrop University
  • B.S., Winthrop University

As JWU Charlotte’s first campus controller, I provided guidance to the campus leadership team, coordinated accounting and audit functions with the finance team, and [helped to develop] many of the financial policies and procedures that still exist today.

Courses

  • ACCT1210 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT2210 Intermediate Accounting Theory & Practice I
  • ACCT3035 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT4040 Auditing
  • ACCT4065 Accounting and Financial Analysis Seminar
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Professional Affiliations

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
Institute of Management Accountants
North Carolina Association of CPAs

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Honors And Awards

  • 2009 First Year Teacher Award
  • 2011 Professional Development Award
  • 2014 Teacher of the Year Award