Dr. Kremin joined the accounting faculty at Portland State University in 2014. Before completing her PhD, Joleen worked as an auditor in public accounting (CPA licensed in Utah) and she gladly shares her enthusiasm for audit with her undergraduate audit students. Her experience in public accounting gave her exposure to and prepared her for the chance to lead the tax provision class within the Masters of Taxation program at Portland State University.
Joleen is passionate about her research which focuses mainly on informing public accounting firms and internal audit functions about the factors that influence their ability to attract and retain the highest quality talent. Lately she is excited about exploring topics related to auditor mental health. Her personal mission is to improve the lives of auditors and contribute to a happier, and healthier audit profession and wider society. Since arriving in Portland Joleen has worked diligently with local firms to establish strong professional relationships and she is leveraging those relationships to benefit both her graduating students (e.g., career placements) and her current students (e.g., professional and engaging guest lectures) as well as the firms (e.g., tactics for attracting and retaining the right people).
Dr. Kremin loves teaching and researching. This really is her dream job. And she hopes that her students can sense that. She works hard to ensure that class time is as entertaining and engaging as it is informational.
When she isn’t designing new experiments or games for class Joleen loves to cook for friends. She makes an especially wonderful stuffed French toast – ask her about it sometime. She also loves road trips and games including escape the room games.