Hi! I’m Professor Karen Russom. I have been teaching various accounting courses at Lone Star College-North Harris for 21 years. Initially, I worked as an internal auditor for a major oil company in Houston. I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). As an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, Texas Society of CPAs and Institute of Internal Auditors, I remain connected with accounting and auditing profession. I am a past president of the Houston Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and currently a TSCPA campus representative. I have a Masters of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Houston. When a student at the University of Houston, I received the Accounting Excellence Award from the Educational Foundation of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and I am a recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. On a personal note, my favorite pastimes are traveling and skiing.