Karen Otto

Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Karen Otto

McClelland Hall 301L
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

Financial accounting
Information systems


  • ACCT 200, Introduction to Financial Accounting 
  • ACCT 461/561, Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 525, Accounting Theory and Institutions 

Professional Associations

  • Honors College Accounting Student Faculty Advisor 
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • American Accounting Association
  • Beta Alpha Psi, Faculty Advisor (Past)

Awards and Honors

  • Eller Student's Choice Award in Accounting 2019
  • School of Accountancy Most Valuable Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award 2019
  • School of Accountancy Judi Prize 2010
  • Eller Undergraduate Faculty of the Year Award 2009
  • Eller College of Management Innovation Grant 
  • Boston University School of Management Award for Outstanding Teaching in Graduate Level Courses


  • DBA in Accounting, Boston University, 1999