Jan. 17, 2020
Markley is an associate professor of accounting and finance at the Crowell School of Business. With a career in business spanning three decades, Markley has held several executive positions overseeing the financial, operational and business development for both public and private corporations. Markley received a B.A. in Business and an MBA from the University of La Verne. He also earned an MPA from the University of Southern California and in 2019, Markley graduated with his doctorate from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. Markley’s research interest is on effective college teaching and learning methods with a focus on accounting and finance courses. Markley has also taught undergraduate and graduate accounting and finance courses at the Dr. Robert K. Jab’s School of Business, California Baptist University. Markley has been married to his wife Rhonda for 30 years. They met at church when living in beautiful Bishop, California, and now they live in Orange County with their German Shepherds.
Andrea Marrero received her Master of Professional Accountancy from Biola University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed by the state of California. During her seven years in public accounting, Marrero worked as an auditor with Deloitte in Orange County and more recently for a local firm serving smaller businesses and individuals in audit, tax and consulting services. Marrero is currently working as a CPA for a firm in Orange County that provides businesses, churches and nonprofits with accounting and financial reporting processes. Marrero and her husband are passionate about serving at Disciple Church in Whittier, Calif. and helping people of all ages take control of their personal finances for God's glory as well as their own financial wellbeing. Her hope is that she will challenge all Biola students she works with to consider what plans God has for them in their future careers, spend time in community, grow and serve in a local church during their time at Biola.
Philip Woodward began his career in the tax department of Deloitte & Touche (formerly Deloitte Haskins & Sells). He has also been an assistant vice-president for a savings and loan company and helped develop a tax practice for financial planners. He currently consults with a real estate and investment company. He has been a guest speaker for MBA programs and a local radio talk show, and provided an expert witness testimony on accounting and tax issues. He has traveled internationally to work with a not-for-profit organization. He is also a member of the American Accounting Association.
Woodward's teaching expertise include financial, managerial and tax accounting. He also teaches the MBA accounting courses. He has taken course work in information sciences and serves as the faculty advisor for the Biola Accounting Society.