Sandy Mankins is in her tenth year of teaching accounting at Gardner-Webb University. When she was in elementary school, her father re-enlisted in the Air Force, spending much of her childhood in various places around the globe, including two years in Guam. She received her BSBA in Accounting from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC; her MBA degree and MBA plus certificate in Accounting from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC; and, in 2017, completed her doctorate studies at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. Sandy is a CPA and spent her early career in both public and industry accounting. She loves accounting, and her move into academia has provided her an opportunity to share that love with others and train future professionals. Sandy has two wonderful, adult children and currently lives in Boiling Spring, SC.