Bongorno, John

Assistant Professor


Department: Accounting, Financial Management

Office Location: Metropolitan Campus, MBA 200

Education: B.S.B.A., John Carroll University; MAcc, Miami University

Capka, John

Assistant Professor


Office Location: Western Campus, WBT C221

Department: Accounting, Financial Management

Education: B.S., John Carroll University
M.S., Cleveland State University

Fegan, Michael

Assistant Professor

Department: Accounting, Financial Management

Office Location: Eastern Campus, EEC 105

Education: B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University
M.B.A., Baldwin Wallace University

Gunnerson, Douglas

Associate Professor


Department: Accounting

Office Location: Eastern Campus, EEC 104

Education: J.D., Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Master of Taxation, University of Akron

B.A. in Chemistry, Olivet Nazarene University

Master of Taxation, University of Akron

About: Douglas Gunnerson worked in surgery while in college and for several years afterward before becoming a nursing home administrator. He received his CPA and Master of Taxation during that time and then formed his own CPA firm. He began teaching accounting as an adjunct at Tri-C in 2011 and ultimately earned his J.D. to become qualified as a tenure-track professor at Tri-C.

Gunnerson was widowed after 50 years and has four children and 11 grandchildren.

Nagy, Marguerite

Assistant Professor

(216) 987-5565

Department: Accounting, Finance

Office Location: Western Campus, WBT C206

Education: B.A., Notre Dame College
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College
M.A., University of Akron
M.B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College

Primuth, Eric


(216) 987-5483

Department: Accounting

Office Location: Westshore Campus, SLT 228A

Education: B.B.A., Cleveland State University
M.S.A., Kent State University
M.B.A., Kent State University

Simmons, Pamela

Assistant Professor


Department: Accounting

Office Location: Western Campus, B-110

Education: MBA, Kent State University

M.S. in Accounting, Kent State University

B.S. in Business Administration, Charleston Southern University

ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction, Online Instruction

Learning Systems Design Badge from Franklin University Master's program

About: Professor Simmons earned her CPA while working in internal audit, but her true passion is "demistifying" accounting and making it accessible to all students.  After teaching at Kent State University, Hiram College, Wayne College and Baldwin Wallace University, she found a home at Tri-C, drawn by its student focus and commitment to teaching excellence.  As the parent of a daughter with significant health issues and special needs, Simmons has the heart of an advocate and was invited to share some of her journey in "Too Much Reality" You Will Dream New DreamsInspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities, edited by Stanley D. Klein.  She understands overcoming adversity and is a champion for all students, striving to provide the support and encouragement they need to realize their greatest potential.  She was honored to receive the distringuished Ralph M. Besse Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018 and seeks to emulate its high standards each day.