Riley Hall, R1314
3003 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55113
Mr. Mark Johnson began teaching Accounting and Finance at Northwestern in the fall semester of 2018. Coming from the corporate environment, he is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Wisconsin) and a CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) with 30+ years of practical experience. He is excited about using this knowledge and experience to help prepare our students for success in their chosen professions.
Although he began his career as an Accounting Manager for a broker dealer, most of his career was spent serving in the Internal Audit and Risk Management functions, including two firms in the CAE (Chief Audit Executive) role. Internal Audit provided an excellent opportunity to be involved with all business-related functions throughout the organization. He has experience in a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, and manufacturing. Many of his audit experiences have taken him on the road throughout the US, Europe, and Latin America.
Over the past years, Mark has served as an adjunct professor in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa, teaching accounting and business courses in the evening. He enjoys connecting accounting theory with practical application. His classroom approach will always include an emphasis on ethics, living out one’s faith in the marketplace, and practical keys to be successful in the corporate environment.
His hobbies includes hiking, bicycling, and fishing. He and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 43 years and raised two children. In April 2021, Mark and Debbie became grandparents for the first time to their grandson, Zebulun. They are so excited about being grandparents.
"As your professor, I consider it a privilege to be here at Northwestern and believe God has called me to play a role in preparing you for your life's journey. I do not take this responsibility lightly and will endeavor to use my knowledge, experiences, and insights into the marketplace to challenge you academically and spiritually."
Certified Public Accountant (State of Wisconsin)
Certified Internal Auditor (Institute of Internal Auditors)
Certification in Control Self-Assessment (Institute of Internal Auditors)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Institute of Internal Auditors