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Ada Duffey

Experience and Interests


  • Instructor of Accounting, UW-Stevens Point (2022-present)
  • Associate Professor, UW-Milwaukee, Waukesha Campus (2020-2022)
  • Assistant Professor, UW-Milwaukee, Waukesha Campus (2018-2020)
  • Assistant Professor, UW-Waukesha (2014-2018)
  • Associate Lecturer, UW-Waukesha (2014)

Research Interests

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Small Business
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Professional Experience

  • President of Milwaukee Lead & Asbestos Information Center, Inc. (1996-2011)
  • Owner of residential and mixed-use rental property (1995-present)


  • WICPA Accounting Educator Award recipient (2022)


Professional Memberships

  • American Accounting Association
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Katy Milkman

Best advice you ever received?

Never quit.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A dentist (for a short time) and then something related to business.

Favorite Quote?

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. – Morihei Ueshiba

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Helping students learn about accounting and how it is applicable in so many areas of life.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Understanding accounting can help you make business decisions and help you do your job in whatever aspect of business you work.

Ada Duffey
Assistant Professor - Accounting

432 College of Professional Studies


DBA in Accounting Information Systems and Small Business
UW-Whitewater, Anticipated 2023

Marquette University, 2010

B.A. in Business Administration-Accounting
Marquette University, 1994