J.A. Connell is an associate professor of business in the Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo.
He holds a DBA in Finance from Louisiana Tech University, an Alabama CPA license and teaches CPA review classes for the Becker Professional Review. Prior to joining the University of Montevallo, Connell taught at Louisiana Tech University, Shorter University and Mercer University, including approximately 10 years working with non-traditional students in night classes. He traveled to Hong Kong and Taiwan to teach week-long non-traditional classes for Southeastern University and has taught as an adjunct for Judson College, and Troy State University. His teaching and research interests include the fields of both finance and accounting.
Connell enjoys commuting to campus on his motorcycle, ballroom dancing and the opportunity to travel between semesters. In past years, he has been known to perform standup comedy. If you want to see him on stage at the Punchline in Atlanta, search Youtube for “jim connell newstandups.com.”