Jean Riley-Schultz, assistant professor of practice in accounting, retired from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration at the end of the spring 2016 semester. She started teaching at UNL in 2002 as a lecturer and became an assistant professor of practice in 2012. Utilizing her professional background in accounting, she used examples from her time as a senior tax consultant at Deloitte & Touche to give real-world advice to students.
“After taking her ACCT 201 class, I fell in love with accounting and later became peer mentor for her class. Because of her caring support and encouragement, I was able to find my path in accounting. She is an amazing person,” said Casey Gieseking ‘16, from Columbus, Nebraska.
Best known for creating unique extra credit opportunities, Riley-Schultz assigned a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) in her classes. Through this assignment, she encouraged students to perform a RAK in the hopes of building and strengthening the community.
“CBA encourages students to go above and beyond. My students have always taken the Random Acts of Kindness challenge and accomplished great things to impact people in their communities,” Riley-Schultz said.