College of Business

UCCS College of Business professor, Blaise Sonnier, Ph.D.

Blaise M. Sonnier, Ph.D.

Team Lead Accounting and Finance; Kirk Wilcox Endowed Professor of Accounting

Accounting and Finance Department

Dwire Hall 343

Work : (719)255-5143
bsonnier@uccs.edu

Blaise M. Sonnier is the Team Lead of Accounting and Finance, as well as Associate Professor of Tax Accounting. He is also a Kirk Wilcox Endowed Professor of Accounting.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Grenoble School of Management, Grenoble, France, 2007
  • J.D., Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1985
  • B.S. in Accounting, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1981

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor and Director of Executive Masters of Taxation, Florida International University, 2007-2012
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, August, 2006 to May 2007

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida, 2009 - Present
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Louisiana, 1982 - Present
  • Attorney at Law, State of Louisiana, 1986 - Present
  • Board Certified Tax Attorney, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1991 - 2007
  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Administration, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1992 - 2007

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Partner and Of Counsel, Allen & Gooch, a Professional Law Corporation, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1993- Present
  • Associate, Jean Breaux & Associates, A professional Law Corporation, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1991 - 1993
  • Associate, Gordon, Arata, McCollam & Duplantis, A Professional Law Corporation, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1986 - 1991
  • Law Clerk, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1985 - 1986

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Professor Award, Masters of Accounting Program, Florida International University, 2010
  • Outstanding Professor Award, Masters of Accounting Program, Florida International University, 2011
  • Library Service Award, Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette, Louisiana, 2005
  • Distinguished Citizen Award, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette, Louisiana, 2006

Organizations

  • American Accounting Association, 2007 - present
  • American Taxation Association, 2007 - present
  • American Association of Certified Public Accountants, 2007 - present
  • Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, 1982 - present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1985 - present

Research Interests

  • Federal and state taxation of individuals and business entities

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