Norman Hope, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Professor of Business Administration

Department: Business


  • PH.D. Adult and Occupational Education Kansas State University 1994
  • MBA Emporia State University 1986
  • BS Manchester (College) now University 1978

Professional Background

  • Assistant Professor of Business McPherson College 1982-1991
  • David A. O’Dell CPA, LLC 1998 to present
  • Plummer & Company Inc, CPA 1978-1982


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Global Management Accountant

Recognitions & Awards

  • Chairperson Kansas Society of CPAs Education Foundation 2013-2014
  • Trustee Kansas Society of CPAs Educational foundation 2009-2013
  • KSCPA Continuing Education Task Force

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Hillsboro
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Law I and II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Small Business Management
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Financial Management
  • Governmental and Not-for-Profit Acct
  • Production Management
  • Business Policy and Ethics
  • Auditing
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Elementary Statistics on-line
  • E Business Marketing
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Management
Graduate: Wichita
  • Research Methods
  • Seminar in Finance
  • Business Ethics
  • Seminar in Managerial Accounting
  • Governmental and Not-for-Profit
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Accounting Theory II
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting Practicum
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Advanced Auditing


  • 1994 Doctoral Dissertation, Modes of Continuing Professional Education A Factor Analytic Test of Houle’s Modes of Learning With Certified Public Accountants, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.


  • 1983 Public Accountants Association of Kansas Continuing Professional Education Program, Marketing the Public Accounting Practice, Hutchinson Kansas.
  • 1992 Kansas Independent Colleges Business Officers, Impact of the Exposure Draft on Accounting for Contributions, McPherson Kansas.
  • 1992 Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference, Distance Education and Interactive Video, Manhattan, Kansas
  • 1993 Kansas Independent Colleges Accounting Education Conference, Adult Education and Accounting Education, Sterling, Kansas.
  • 1994 Kansas Independent Colleges Accounting Education Conference, Accounting Education: Beyond the First Course, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas
  • 1995 Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Experience Of A First Effort In Teaching Business Ethics: What I Learned, Malone College, Canton, Ohio.
  • 1996 Kansas Independent Colleges Accounting Education Conference, An Introduction To The Use Of Presentations Software, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas.
  • 2011 Mennonite Economic Development Association Business Leaders and Pastors: Partners in Leadership and Ministry? Conference, Panel Member Respondent to Key Note Address, Newton Kansas.
  • 2011 Seminar: Ethical Leadership in Changing Global Markets: Dalavai Management Services, Integrity, Strengths, and Character of Contemporary Leaders, Dallas, Texas.


  • Judge FBLA State Competition 2011