Dennis Bolen

Dennis Bolen

Dr. Dennis Bolen, C.P.A., C.M.A.
Assistant Professor


B.M.E., Dakota Wesleyan University, 1974
MBA, University of South Dakota, 1984
Ph.D., University of North Dakota,2000

Dennis Bolen is from South Dakota but after a few years as a high school teacher, he embarked for North Dakota to be a bank loan officer. He returned to South Dakota to work in several advanced business positions while obtaining his MBA. His work at Augustana has included teaching a variety of courses, finishing his Ph.D., starting a medical market research business, being involved in several not-for-profits and teaching graduate courses for the University of Minnesota-Marshall . His current teaching involves upper-level accounting courses and finance courses while continuing research in financial valuation.

Business Eperience

  • Treasurer & partner in QEI, a medical market research firm in Chicago
  • Controllerships in a private business and state higher education
  • Business manager for a college
  • Bank lending officer

Professional Involvement

  • American Society of Business and Behavioral Science, In the Eyes of the Beholder: Reactions from Business Alums on the Perceived Value of the Introductory Finance Class
  • Bush Conference, A Longitudinal Survey of General Education at UND
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Business Alumni and Business Faculty Perceptions of Graduates' Finance Capabilities: A Study of Selected Small Private Colleges in the Upper Midwest
  • Assisting editor for Accounting Principles, Weygandt, Kieso, Kell, Wiley Publishing