Melissa Force

Melissa Force, Adjunct Professor 

  • Title
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Education
  • Brief Description
  • Melissa L. Force, DBA is an adjunct Professor in the Accounting Department and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of financial and managerial accounting.

    Dr. Force is an Auditor for the Department of Revenue (DOR) for the State of Washington. As an out-of-state auditor, her responsibility is to independently resolve complex cases. This commonly involves taxpayers who have multiple subsidiaries (nationally and internationally), with inadequate reporting and inaccurate accounting practices. In addition to this position, Dr. Force provides consulting to manufacturing fortune 500 companies, foreign and domestic corporations, and governmental agencies on various business processes, accounting practices, and financial topics.

    Dr. Force has spent the majority of her career as an accounting educator. Before the University closed, she spent three years as the director and full-time professor of Accounting at St. Mary’s College of Ava Maria University. She held two temporary full-time positions as an accounting professor at Macomb and Oakland Community College. Here at Walsh College, Dr. Force has held various positions and was the first and only, Academic (Accounting) Fellow, where she was awarded, by the full-time academic accounting staff, the Gerald C. Schroeder Fellowship. Her responsibilities included professional and educational accounting research. Implementing the research to comply with state requirements.

    Her academic accomplishments are: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Lawrence Technological University focusing on accounting and completing her dissertation titled: Michigan Practitioners’ Perceptions and Impacts of the 150-hour Rule. A Master of Science in Professional Accountancy (MSPA), with a minor in finance and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.Acct.) both from Walsh College. Lastly, an Associate in General Business completed from Delta College in Saginaw, MI.