Thomas Buckhoff is a Georgia Southern University professor who enjoys not only teaching but also observing the transition of students developing into professionals.
Buckhoff was born in Aberdeen, Md., and while growing up, he lived in New York, Illinois, Texas and Mississippi.
“It was interesting to see different parts of the country and different demographics of the people,” he said.
Buckhoff attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he fondly remembers laying eyes for the first time on the woman who eventually would become his wife. He also recalls taking an internal auditing course that helped shape his future career plans.
“Even though it was probably the worst class that I had ever taken as far as how the class was administered by the professor, it was the most influential class on my career, because I decided to pursue this particular path in accounting,” he said.
Buckhoff says that there is one thing he aspires to teach his students above all else.
“One thing that I want students to capture is to take pride in the quality of their work product. It shows that you are a true professional if you take pride in the things you do,” he said.
Buckhoff says that he really enjoys teaching at GSU, so much so that in the next five to 10 years, he does not see anything changing.
“I see myself still here and interacting with students and teaching the courses in our fraud examination and forensic accounting program.”