Profiles: Barbara Karlin

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Barbara Karlin

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Vice President, Academic Affairs; Professor of Taxation

Barbara Karlin was appointed vice president of academic affairs at Golden Gate University in 2002. She has been with GGU since 1983, when she started as an adjunct professor, and her positions at the university have included associate dean and then dean of the School of Taxation, as well as dean of the Ageno School of Business. Barbara has written and presented extensively on the subject of tax research and is the author of the textbook entitled "Tax Research" published by Prentice Hall.Barbara earned her CPA certificate while working for Coopers & Lybrand in San Francisco, California. In addition, Barbara holds an LL.M. in taxation from Golden Gate University and a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law. She earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Stanford University. She was admitted to the California Bar in 1980 and became a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive) in 1985.In addition to her work at Golden Gate University, Barbara is very involved in the accreditation work of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). She is currently a Commissioner on the Senior Commission of WASC. This office facilitates the mission of providing quality education to adult students.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Accreditation
  • Cyber Education
  • Taxation Issues