Deanne M. Shimala, C.P.A.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance

Deanne Shimala


Deanne Shimala is a clinical instructor of accounting in the department of quantitative business studies. Her teaching focus is financial, managerial and tax accounting.

Teaching Focus

Shimala enjoys engaging with students while teaching financial, managerial and tax accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She believes in establishing a classroom environment where all students feel welcome and encouraged to participate and ask questions.

Previous Roles

Prior to joining PNW, Deanne’s professional accounting career included the following:

  • Auditor and Senior Tax Associate at Deloitte & Touche, LLP
  • Tax Director at CNA Insurance Companies
  • Consultant for Non-Profit and Governmental Organizations
Deanne Shimala



Office Location:

Anderson Building 371 (Hammond)


  • M.S.T. – Taxation, DePaul University
  • B.B.A. – Accountancy, St. Joseph College

Areas of Expertise

  • Federal Taxation
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Registered Certified Public Accountant, Illinois