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Dr. Glen Tenney
Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance


"Liberty is the mother of virtue." — Murray Rothbard


Being educated formally in accounting, finance, and economics, Dr. Tenney has long been fascinated with the progress made by human civilizations that are relatively free in terms of economic, civil, and religious liberty. The numerous and complex relationships between the competing theories of ethics and economics continue to be his focus as he teaches a wide variety of courses in these and other areas. In Dr. Tenney's treatment of controversial topics ranging from anarcho-capitalism to worldwide trade he maintains a reasoned and scholarly approach rather than being overly influenced by the emotionally charged rhetoric and political fervor that are so common in popular treatments of these topics.


Contact Information

Office Location: Pahrump Center
Phone:775-727-2009, 775-513-4853
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Personal Website:

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:30 -- 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:30 -- 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:30 -- 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday: 9:30 -- 11:00 a.m.


  • PhD, Touro University International, 2004
  • M.S., Western International University, 1990
  • MTax, Washington School of Law, 1988
  • B.S., Arizona State University, 1981


Recommended Reading

  • Democracy: The God That Failed, H. H. Hoppe
  • The Ethics of Liberty, Murray N. Rothbard
  • The Economics and Ethics of Private Property, H. H. Hoppe
  • The Ultimate Resource, Julian Simon


Recommended Web Links


  • Juggling (Balls and Clubs)
  • Reading
  • Economizing
  • Biking
  • Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Association of Private Enterprise Educators
Honors and Awards
  • Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence, 2005


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ACC 201
Title:Financial Accounting
Catalog Description: Basic accounting principles and procedures with a focus on the sole proprietorship and partnership form of business. The accounting cycle, receivables, payables, inventory, fixed asset acquisition, and disposal, and financial statement preparation.
My Comments:Taught every semester, online.
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ACC 202
Title:Managerial Accounting
Catalog Description: A continuation of ACC 201 with a concentration on the corporate form of organization. Topics include stockholders' equity, long-term debt, investments, statements of cash flow, financial statement analysis, and an introduction to managerial accounting.
My Comments:Taught every Spring semester, online.
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ACC 203
Title:Intermediate Accounting I
Catalog Description: An in-depth study of various aspects of financial statements prepared according to generally accepted accounting principles. Topics include a review of basic accounting theory and practice, the development of accounting standards, the conceptual framework of accounting, the treatment of cash, receivables, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, and intangibles.
My Comments:Taught online each Fall.
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ACC 204
Title:Intermediate Accounting II
Catalog Description: A continuation of ACC 203, Intermediate Accounting I. Topics include current liabilities and contingencies, long-term liabilities, stockholders' equity, investments, income taxes, compensation (salaries, bonuses, stock plans, post-retirement benefits) changes, correction of errors, and earnings per share.
My Comments:Taught online each Spring.
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ACC 220
Title:Microcomputer Accounting Systems
Catalog Description: Introduction to actual computerized accounting systems being used in the business world. Emphasis is on the application of basic accounting theory using a case study approach.
My Comments:Taught every Spring semster, online.
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ACC 290
Title:Certified Bookkeeper Course
Catalog Description: This is a capstone course that is to be taken in the final semester of the AAS degree in Accounting program. Students focus systematically on mastering the curriculum for national certification as a professional bookkeeper. Specific topics include adjusting entries, correction of errors, payroll, depreciation, inventory, and internal controls.
My Comments:Taught online every Spring.
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ECON 104
Title:Current Economic Issues
Catalog Description: Analysis of current economic issues and their relevance to individuals in their roles as consumers, workers, businessmen, and voters. Economic theories and concepts are utilized in explaining important social interaction relating to such topics as medical care, anti-trust policy, price controls, drug prohibition, environmentalism, tax policy, public debt, and income distribution. (Formerly ECON 104, Economics Issues)
My Comments:Taught online every Fall semester
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FIN 310
Title:Applied Accounting and Finance
Catalog Description: Course is designed to provide the student with the keys, concepts, and tools used in understanding the financial functions of a business enterprise. For those students with no previous education or experience in accounting, the course will include an introduction to the essential concepts necessary in understanding formal financial statements from the user's perspective.
My Comments:Taught every semester, alternating online and interactive video formats.
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