Dr. Regina Butts, FVSU

Regina C. Butts, D.B.A.

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Business Administration and Economics Academic Department
  • Title: Assistant Professor & Department Chair
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Accounting



D.B.A., Argosy University
Major: Accounting

M.B.A., Mercer University
Major: Business Administration

B.B.A., Fort Valley State University
Major: Accounting


Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
(January 2010 – Present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration and Economics

  • Challenge and motivate students through in-depth lectures and discussions.
  • Chaired the Faculty Development Committee and led monthly faculty forums.
  • Kept abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature and attending professional conferences.
  • Chaired the Student Development and Recruitment Committee and led monthly faculty forums.
  • Communicate with the registrar’s office to review and process requests for requirements waivers.
  • Counsel undergraduates regarding educational and professional goals.
  • Serve as faculty sponsor for NABA student chapter.
  • Organized recruitment and admission events for prospective students.
  • Serve as an Academic Advisor for undergraduate students each year.
  • Maintain strong ties with alumni to foster long-term philanthropic support for the school.
  • Maintain regularly-scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Initiate thought-provoking classroom discussions to help students develop their critical thinking abilities.
  • Introduced Professional Development Workshop series for FVSU students and the surrounding community.
  • Served on the planning committee for the College Hill Alliance Business Plan Competition at Mercer University.
  • Assisted with the development of the Pacific Institute of Technology.
  • Assisted with the Accounting Program Review.


  • Accounting 2101 Principles of Accounting I
  • Accounting 2102 Principles of Accounting II
  • Accounting 3103 Intermediate Accounting I
  • Accounting 3113 Intermediate Accounting II
  • Accounting 4133 Advanced Accounting
  • Accounting 4163 Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting 4113 Government Not for Profit Accounting
  • Business 2503 Business Information Systems

Ashford University, Clinton, IA
(January 2009 – Present)
Associate Faculty


  • Accounting 205 (Principles of Accounting I)
  • Accounting 206 (Principles of Accounting II)
  • Management 460 (Graduate -Leadership Priorities and Practice)
  • Business 630 (Graduate – Managerial Accounting)

Heart of Georgia Technical College, Dublin, GA (November 2007 – January 2010)
Accounting Instructor

Served as the Accounting Internship Coordinator and assisted with Accounting Curriculum Development.


  • Accounting 1100 Financial Accounting I
  • Accounting 1105 Financial Accounting II
  • Accounting 1110 Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting 1115 Computerized Accounting
  • Accounting 1120 Spreadsheet Applications
  • Accounting 1125 Individual Tax Accounting
  • Accounting 1130 Payroll Accounting

Strayer University Online, Herndon, VA (January 2008 – December 2013)
Accounting Adjunct


  • Accounting 100 Principles of Accounting I
  • Accounting 206 Principles of Accounting II

Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA (August 2000 – May 2004)
Assistant Professor of Accounting (Temporary)

Served as the internship coordinator, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Faculty Liaison, and reviewed several textbooks.


  • Accounting 2101 Principles of Accounting I
  • Accounting 2102 Principles of Accounting II
  • Accounting 4163 Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting 4123 Cost Accounting


GE Capital/IKON Financial Services, Macon, GA (March 2006 – November 2007)
Business Credit Analyst

GE Capital, a leader in innovation, provides leasing opportunities for mid-market companies to purchase or lease equipment, manage vehicle fleets, acquire businesses.   I provided support for the regional credit manager (RCM) with processing and analyzing financial transaction for deals ranging from $100,000 to $5,000,000.

  • Performance Financial Statement and Ratio Analysis.
  • Evaluated credit worthiness of potential commercial lease applicants.
  • Assisted teams and marketplace in structuring deals more than $500,000.

Accountemps, Macon, GA (October 2004 – March 2006)
Financial Analyst

  • Prepared weekly dealer payments journal entries.
  • Prepared dealer compensation wire.
  • Prepared origination fees wire.
  • Assisted with the analysis and processing of dealer refunds.
  • Assisted with the month-end close process.
  • Performed ad-hoc analysis.

Senior Cost Accountant                                                                           

  • Performed inventory analysis.
  • Coordinated with engineering personnel to resolve costing issues.
  • Prepared monthly journal entries.
  • Reviewed and analyze labor efficiency.
  • Reviewed and analyze job variances.

Staff Accountant

  • Performed monthly billing and collection activities for two company divisions.
  • Prepared monthly journal entries.
  • Prepared monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Monitored general ledger transactions.

Goodwill Industries of Middle GA, Macon, GA (April 1999 – August 2000)
Accounting Manager

  • Monitored general ledger transactions.
  • Prepared monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Prepared and analyzed monthly financial statements.
  • Supervised the handlings of accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.


“Women Mentoring Women”
December 2016
Fort Valley State University
Presidential Research Enhancement Program (PREP)
Grant Award $10,000 (Principal Investigator)

“Preventing and Responding to Violence, Stalking and Sexual Assault”
December 2016
Fort Valley State University
Presidential Research Enhancement Program (PREP)
Grant Award $10,000 (Co-Principal Investigator)


Certified Professional Coach
June 2017
Life Coach Institute of Orange County (ICF Accredited)

Certificate in Leadership and Excellence
May 2017
Columbus State University Columbus, GA

AICPA Accounting Diversity Symposium
December 2015
Washington, DC

Online Teaching Certification, Quality Matters
September 2015


Fort Valley State University

  • Associate Director of the Women’s Center
  • Faculty Senator
  • Faculty Welfare Committee Chair
  • Department of Business Admin & Economics Faculty Development Committee, Chair
  • Department of Business Admin & Economics Student Development Committee, Chair
  • Department of Business Admin & Economics Curriculum Committee
  • University Online Committee
  • University Bereavement Committee
  • University Customer Service Ambassador
  • Minority Youth Opportunity Program Camp Coordinator
  • Black Executive Exchange Program Committee Member
  • University Commencement Committee
  • Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society Advisory Committee
  • National Association of Black Accountants, Faculty Advisor
  • Honors’ Convocation Committee
  • Homecoming Kick-Off Committee
  • Freshman Orientation Committee
  • Departmental Program Review Committee
  • Departmental Faculty Search Committee Chair
  • University Search Committee–Vice President of Student Success & Enrollment Management
  • University Search Committee – Chief Information Officer
  • Curriculum Committee


  • Women in Gold
  • Dare to Dream Foundation – Treasurer & Board Member
  • Rick Perkins Award Selection Committee – Middle Georgia Technical College
  • My Daily Bread Ministries Workshop Facilitator
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


  • AICPA Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop Selection Committee
  • AICPA Diversity Pipeline Symposium


  • Georgia Association of Accounting Educators
  • American Certified Fraud Examiners
  • American Accounting Association
  • American Association of University Professors
  • National Association of Black Accountants




Butts, R. C. (2013) Why African American Students Major in Accounting? Doctoral Dissertation, Argosy University Sarasota.

Houke, C. T., Ivory, R. C., & Amaria, P. (2010) Assessing hospital profitability – Does hospital size make a difference? American Journal of Business Research (AJBR), 3(2), 111-130. ISSN 1934-6484.


Fifth Annual Business Conference. Presented a paper on Hospital Profitability. Sarasota, FL. May 2008.