Alesha Graves – Asbury University
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Alesha GravesAssistant Professor of Accounting

Department: Dayton School of Business

Office: MO 412

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Alesha is an assistant professor of accounting in the Dayton School of Business. Prior to coming to Asbury University, she taught accounting courses at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College and at Mount St. Joseph University (Cincinnati). Before teaching, she held various professional positions in public accounting, working for the firms Crowe Horwath, Dean Dorton, and Barr Anderson Roberts, specializing in the tax-exempt/nonprofit and construction contracting industries and working with closely held businesses.  Alesha also worked as a financial controller for a large church in Lexington.


Alesha lives in Lexington with her husband Kevin and daughter Kelly.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching good movies, and learning how to cook what she calls “happy belly food.”


Degrees and Licenses:

  • Candidate for Doctor of Business Administration, concentration in Accounting; George Fox University (Newberg, OR)
  • Master of Science in Accounting; University of Connecticut
    • Recipient of MSA Scholarship
  • Bachelor of Science; Georgetown College (Georgetown, KY)
    • Major: Accounting    Minor: Religion
  • Certified Public Accountant, Kentucky

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting
    • Asbury University, July 2016-Present
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting
    • University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, August 2015-June 2016
  • Visiting Instructor
    • Mount St. Joseph University, August 2014-May 2015
  • Adjunct Instructor
    • Asbury University, August 2013-May 2014
  • Online Global Adjunct in Business
    • Liberty University, Fall 2013


  • Bea Sanders/AICPA 2020 Teaching Innovation Award



  • Poster presentation – “Using a Modified Version of the Monopoly(R) Board Game in an Introductory Financial Accounting Course” – Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting and the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, August 2016


Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Christian Business Faculty Association
  • American Accounting Association, past member
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, past member

Professional Experience

  • Barr Anderson Roberts, PSC, Lexington, KY (since merged with Dean Dorton, PLLC)
    • Tax Preparer and Accountant, January 2013-May 2014
  • Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church), Lexington, KY
    • Controller, December 2008-June 2012
  • Graves & Associates, PLLC, Lexington, KY
    • Owner and Founder, November 2005-May 2009
  • Dean Dorton, PLLC, Lexington, KY
    • Supervisor, Assurance Services Group, June 2003-October 2005
  • Crowe Horwath, LLP, Lexington, KY
    • Senior Staff, Commercial Services Group, September 1999-April 2003

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