Faculty Bio: John F. Springer, Ph.D., CPA

John F. Springer, Ph.D., CPA

Assistant Professor, Accounting and Business


  1. Accounting I (ACC100)
  2. Accounting II (ACC110)
  3. Managerial Accounting (ACC200)
  4. Intermediate Accounting I (ACC230)
  5. Intermediate Accounting II (ACC300)
  6. Intermediate Accounting III (ACC335)
  7. Nonprofit Accounting (ACC310)
  8. Cost Accounting (ACC320)
  9. Advanced Accounting (ACC400)
  10. Auditing (ACC405)

Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy is to inspire students to want to learn by providing interesting, challenging, and fair learning opportunities. My goal is to ensure that the courses I teach contribute to the ultimate success of my students during their educational journey and beyond. Key to this approach is providing an interactive learning environment, where students are both challenged and supported. While students must understand the content of a course, developing the ability to apply the knowledge acquired is where true value is derived. When presenting material, I strive to clearly articulate the concepts and then offer examples so students see how the concepts can be applied. To that end, I make every effort to utilize my business experience to assist students with the practical application of concepts learned in the course. In addition, I am constantly looking for new and better ways to present and discuss material, searching for relevant, real-world examples to which students can relate, and making use of the most current technology for delivering content and communicating with students.


Dr. Springer is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Employee Benefit Specialist. He has taught in the Undergraduate School of Business and Professional Studies at Central Penn College as adjunct faculty beginning in 2019 and full-time faculty since 2021. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Elizabethtown College and an M.B.A. from Lebanon Valley College. John was awarded his Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2015. His business experience includes serving as an auditor for a big four accounting firm, CFO and Executive Director for a large Pennsylvania based Non-Profit, and Senior Director for a large national Non-Profit based in Washington, D.C.


  • Ph.D. Administration and Leadership Studies, Nonprofit and Public Sectors – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.B.A. – Lebanon Valley College
  • B.S. Accounting – Elizabethtown College


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist

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