Dr. Marilyn Young began teaching at Belmont University in 2001. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Tax Accounting from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Mississippi.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), her industry experience includes work as a Tax Accountant for Deloitte & Touche, and Frasier, Dean, and Howard and as a Tax Specialist in Corporate Finance at Empire Berol Corporation.
Before coming to Belmont University, she taught at Lipscomb University. Her teaching experience at Belmont includes both undergraduate and graduate classes in taxation and corporate accounting. Dr. Young also helps non-accounting students prepare to enter the Master in Accountancy program by teaching in the Summer Accounting Institute.
She has presented her research at various regional and national conferences. Articles she has written have been published in professional journals including the International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, Tennessee CPA, Economics and Politics, and Journal of S Corporation Taxation.
Dr. Young holds membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, and American Taxation Association. McGraw-Hill/Irwin sought her expertise as a textbook reviewer for a new textbook entitled Taxation for Individuals. She has overseen Belmont students working in the IRS-sponsored VITA program to assist low income and elderly residents of Middle Tennessee prepare their income tax returns and she presented basic financial accounting concepts to entrepreneurs participating in The Growth Challenge Program.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants awarded her honorable mention in the Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award. She received an Outstanding Teaching Award from Lipscomb University and Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Business Administration at Belmont University. Named multiple times as the Most Inspirational Professor of The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business and the Faculty Member of the Year by the Beta Alpha Psi chapter in the College of Business Administration, Dr. Young was presented with Belmont’s highest faculty honor, The Chaney Distinguished Professor Award, in 2005.