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Thomas Sternburg

Lecturer of Accountancy and Associate Director BSA/MAS Program


Educational Background

Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1993
M.A.S., Accountancy (Tax), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980
B.S., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979

Positions Held

Associate Director BSA/MAS Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007-2014
Lecturer of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995-2014
Co-Director, AICPA/University of Illinois National Tax Education Program, 2007-2010
Coordinator, AICPA/University of Illinois National Tax Education Program, 2005-2010
Director of MS Tax Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998-2007
Director of MS Tax Program Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004-2005
Visiting Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993-1995

Recent Publications

Finnegan, T. , Molloy, K. , Sternburg, T. 2012. A Comprehensive Analysis of Cases Litigated in the Small Case Division of the U.S. Tax Court. American Taxation Association Journal of Legal Tax Research

Finnegan, T. , Molloy, K. , Sternburg, T. 2011. Information That All Taxpayers and Tax Professionals Should Know About the U.S. Tax Court: Is There a Need for CPA Representation in the Tax Court? Practice Advantage -- Illinois CPA Society

Sternburg, T. 2005. 2005 Edition. In South-Western Publishing (Ed.), Advanced Business Entities

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches courses in corporate, partnership, S corporate, and individual taxation at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Research focuses on tax accounting, specifically the behavior of professional tax prepares.