Dr. Sandy van der Poel

Associate Professor of Accounting


  • DBA, Anderson University
  • MBA Plus, Gardner-Webb University 
  • MBA, Gardner-Webb University
  • BSBA, Appalachian State University

Classes Taught

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Federal Income Taxes – Individual


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Research Interests

  • Auditing – specifically in the area of bankruptcy and auditors’ responsibilities when going concern issues are present

Professional Experience

Four years in public accounting – auditing, taxes, compilations, and reviews

McGladrey and Pullen, CPAs

  • Hickory, NC
  • Shelby, NC
  • Raleigh, NC

 Cocke, Spankza, and Taylor, CPAs

  • Reston, VA

18 years in industry:

  • Financial Analyst, Canteen Corporation, Spartanburg, SC
  • Budget Analyst, Financial Analyst, and Treasury Manager, One Price Clothing Stores Corporate Office, Spartanburg, SC
  • Treasury Manager, Centerplate, Inc., Spartanburg, SC

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Dr. Frank R. Campbell award for academic achievement in the Graduate School of Business
  • Member, Delta Mu Delta
  • Member, Beta Alpha Psi
  • Member, Gamma Beta Phi