Kevin Schenke

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting

Education

M.S., Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois 2012
B.S., Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois 2011

Associated Academic Programs

Business

“Accounting has inherent Truth to it and it is not something to be feared or casted-off as unimportant.”

Prof. Kevin Schenke believes that all business students should have a strong understanding of accounting, regardless of their major. “All managers are typically held responsible to some type of budget or component of financial reporting,” he said. Accounting is also critical because it is pervasive in virtually every organization. “Businesses and other organizations like not-for-profits are more likely to flourish in their communities when owners/managers have a strong understanding of their accounting.”

As an undergraduate, he was originally attracted to studying accounting because he could easily map a career path post-graduation. “Ironically, I did not stick to that career path at all. But since accounting presents so many options for career/vocation paths, I always felt like I was on the right road,” he said.

What drew him to Trinity:
Schenke has taught at other colleges. “But students and faculty at Trinity have demonstrated the most sense of unity and togetherness,” he said. “I love the strong sense of community here.”

Research Interests:
Schenke is interested to see how emerging technology will continue to impact the accounting profession.

When he’s not teaching:
Schenke loves spending time with his dogs, April and Summer, at the dog park at the Green Valley Forest Preserve. “At home, I enjoy playing video games, tinkering with computers/laptops, and repurposing old electronic devices. I play tennis occasionally and enjoy riding my bike around the trails in my neighborhood.”

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Prof. Kevin Schenke believes that all business students should have a strong understanding of accounting, regardless of their major. “All managers are typically held responsible to some type of budget or component of financial reporting,” he said. Accounting is also critical because it is pervasive in virtually every organization. “Businesses and other organizations like not-for-profits are more likely to flourish in their communities when owners/managers have a strong understanding of their accounting.”

As an undergraduate, he was originally attracted to studying accounting because he could easily map a career path post-graduation. “Ironically, I did not stick to that career path at all. But since accounting presents so many options for career/vocation paths, I always felt like I was on the right road,” he said.

What drew him to Trinity:
Schenke has taught at other colleges. “But students and faculty at Trinity have demonstrated the most sense of unity and togetherness,” he said. “I love the strong sense of community here.”

Research Interests:
Schenke is interested to see how emerging technology will continue to impact the accounting profession.

When he’s not teaching:
Schenke loves spending time with his dogs, April and Summer, at the dog park at the Green Valley Forest Preserve. “At home, I enjoy playing video games, tinkering with computers/laptops, and repurposing old electronic devices. I play tennis occasionally and enjoy riding my bike around the trails in my neighborhood.”

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