Elise Bartley began her career as an accountant with Ernst & Young in Kansas City, serving audit clients that included companies such as TD Ameritrade, Dairy Farmers of America, O'Reilly Auto Parts, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art and the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. In 2010, she joined Westminster University as an assistant professor of accounting and then returned to her roots as a Tiger when she joined the faculty at Mizzou in 2017.
Professor Bartley has taught a broad range of accounting classes. In each, she focuses on developing communication and teamwork skills as well as using community engagement to provide students with unique learning experiences. In her research and writing, she studies the impact of diversity on the collegiate student experience and student outcomes. She enjoys collaborating in her work, and has published with colleagues from Physics, Exercise Science, History and Science Education on methods of effective teaching across the disciplines.
Professor Bartley holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis, a master of accountancy, and a bachelor of science in accountancy from the University of Missouri. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working on her family’s cattle farm, and water and snow skiing.
B.S., Accountancy, University of Missouri; MAcc, University of Missouri; Ed.D., Education Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri