Coleen Troutman

Associate Professor

Baker Hall 405
(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.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

(Cabell's) Adams, M. T., Troutman, C. S. (2015). The New Landscape of Innocent Spouse Equitable Relief.  Practical Tax Strategies. [Published: May 2015]

(Cabell's) 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.  [Published: April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2013]

(Cabell's) Adams, M. T., Troutman, C. S. (2012). Avoiding Missteps Under the LIFO Conformity Rule. The  Journal of Accountancy, 214(2), 60-64. [Published: August 2012]

(Cabell's) Petravick, G. P., Troutman, C. S., Adams, M. T. (2011). Advising Financial Stressed Clients. Journal  of Accountancy, 212(3), 50-55. [Published: September 2011]

Other Research

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. [Published: December 2011]

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

Research Awards

  • "2011 Best Article Award", AICPA 


  • 2013 Deloitte Foundation/FSA Faculty Consortium, AICPA, 2013



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  • Assurance of Learning Coordinator