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Jillian Poyzer-Johnson M.Acc., C.P.A.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Mrs. Jillian Poyzer-Johnson, CPA serves as Assistant Professor of Accounting at Oklahoma Christian University. Mrs. Johnson grew up in a strong Church of Christ family in northeast Nebraska. She is an alum of OC, graduating in 2004 with an undergraduate degree in accounting. After leaving OC, she went on to receive her Master of Accounting degree at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, NE. Upon graduating, Mrs. Johnson accepted an offer to work at one of the largest, regional accounting firms, BKD, LLP as a tax professional. She subsequently obtained a CPA license and continues to keep her license active by completing the necessary continuing education requirements. Mrs. Johnson accepted the calling to enter academics in 2011 when she was hired as an Accounting Instructor at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. There she was able to teach accounting principles courses to business and non-business students as well as income tax courses to accounting majors. In 2018, Mrs. Johnson was honored with the Dean’s Citation in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching Award and in 2019 she was awarded both the UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award and the Nebraska Society of CPA’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.

In addition to teaching, Mrs. Johnson has a passion for mentoring students interested in accounting and helping them navigate the vast career path options available in the accounting profession. Students that pursue accounting have so many secure career opportunities that typically start with paid internships while students are completing their academic requirements. Helping students find internships and helping them determine which area of accounting fits them best is equally as important for Mrs. Johnson as teaching technical skills in the classroom.

In 2020, Mrs. Johnson accepted the Assistant Professor position at Oklahoma Christian and was thrilled to transition back to Oklahoma from Nebraska with her family. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Johnson and her husband, Pete, have two young boys that keep them active and busy.