Nicholas Lynch, Ph.D.

Outstanding Teacher Award, 2017

A good teacher inspires students to prepare, study, and excel. This is accomplished only if the teacher is willing to prepare, to study, and to provide excellence in teaching.

Dr. Nicholas C. Lynch teaches courses in the Accounting Option and the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs. Students nominated Dr. Lynch as Outstanding Teacher of the Year for his unwavering dedication to student learning. Dr. Lynch is also an accomplished researcher. In 2016 alone, he published five research articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lynch’s research renders his courses current in the ever-changing accounting and business world. Dr. Lynch’s accounting ethics students gain a deep understanding of complex topics including corporate inversions, executive compensation clawbacks, and captive insurance companies -- topics that stand out in a job interview and provide Chico accounting students a competitive advantage. Dr. Lynch believes preparation drives learning, and teaches his students to prepare for success.