Professor Chene teaches health finance courses in the Muskie School's Graduate Program in Public Health (MPH).
M.S (2000), Taxation, Husson College
Ph.D.(1995), Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
M.P.H.(1978), The University of Michigan
A.B. (1976), Anthropology, The University of Michigan
C.P.A. (1994) Illinois. Licensed in Maine in 1999.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Advanced financial accounting topics, financial accounting theory, auditing, advanced taxation, financial accounting principles
Tax planning and policy issues
Impacts of federal legislation on audit firms and audit committees
Theory and politics of accounting standard setting
MEDIA TALKING POINTS
Careers in accounting
Impact of current accounting issues on small business
Professor Chene joined USM in 2007. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Before coming to USM, he worked ten years in public accounting in the greater Portland area. He has experience as both an audit and tax manager working primarily with small businesses. He has also consulted with small businesses and owners on various business and tax planning issues. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of CPA’s and the Maine Society of CPA’s. He is on the Board of Governors of the MSCPA. He has served as Treasurer and is currently the Secretary of the Board.