Assistant Professor of Accounting
Assistant Director of the MAcc Program
Dr. Ryan Cahalan received his B.S. from Florida Southern College in 2005, where he also played on the 2005 National Championship Baseball team. He then received his J.D. and M.B.A. from Stetson University College of Law in 2008. He then received his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington in 2010. Upon graduation from UW, he worked for Deloitte Tax LLP in Seattle for three years. He focused on high net worth individuals, flow-through entities, and estates and trusts. After Deloitte, he taught at the University in Northern Colorado for three years, where he was named Professor of the Year for the Monfort College of Business in each of those three years. Ryan joined the staff of Florida Southern College in the fall of 2016.
Ryan teaches courses in financial accounting and tax. He is a member of the FL and WA Bar Associations. His teaching philosophy focuses heavily on interaction. He employs the flipped classroom model in most of his classes, which allows for more collaborative group work and discussion during the class period. He strives to get to know each of his students on a deeper level than just the normal professor/student relationship. He believes that teaching does not stop at the doorway to the classroom, but extends through many facets of life.
LL.M. in Taxation, University of Washington
J.D., Stetson University College of Law
M.B.A., Stetson University
B.S., Accounting/Finance, Florida Southern College