Blaise M. Sonnier, Ph.D.

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

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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