Coleen Troutman

Associate Professor

Baker Hall 402
(309) 677-3397

Ph.D., Accounting, Oklahoma State University
M.S.A., Accounting, Wichita State University
B.S., Business Education, Kansas State Teachers College


Coleen Troutman has been a member of the accounting faculty at Bradley University since 1992.  She teaches tax courses covering federal income taxation of individuals, business entities and fiduciaries.  Coleen also teaches introductory financial accounting. 

Courses Currently Teaching

  • ATG 157 Accounting Principles—Financial
  • ATG 477 Federal Taxes I
  • ATG 677 Federal Taxes II


Dr. Troutman’s research is focused on practical tax and accounting issues. Her work has appeared in practitioner’s journals such as the Journal of Accountancy and Taxes—The Tax Magazine.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in the Last Five Years

Adams, M. T., Troutman, C. S. (2015). The New Landscape of Innocent Spouse Equitable Relief.  Practical Tax Strategies

Troutman, C. S., Adams, M. T. (2013). The Capitalization Versus Deduction Rules Simplified:    Acquisition or Production of Tangible Property and Subsequent Expenditures. The CPA Journal, 83(4), 40-51.  

Adams, M. T., Troutman, C. S. (2012). Avoiding Missteps Under the LIFO Conformity Rule. The  Journal of Accountancy, 214(2), 60-64. 

Petravick, G. P., Troutman, C. S., Adams, M. T. (2011). Advising Financial Stressed Clients. Journal  of Accountancy, 212(3), 50-55. 

Selected Publications in the Last Five Years

Petravick, G. P., Adams, M. T., Troutman, C. S. (2011). Avoiding Traps for the Unwary: Counseling Clients  with Financial Difficulties. The Practical Lawyer, 19-27. 

P. G., Troutman, C. S. (2011). How to Counsel Clients with Financial Difficulties. The Practical Lawyer.  

Research Awards

  • "2011 Best Article Award", AICPA 



  • Assurance of Learning Committee


  • Assurance of Learning Coordinator