Bruce W. Chase, professor of accounting, is in his twenty-fifth year of service at Radford University. He earned both his MBA and Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also the Director of the University's Governmental and Nonprofit Assistance Center (GNAC). The GNAC provides support for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) national Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) program.
Prior to joining the faculty of Radford University, Bruce spent over 15 years in governmental and nonprofit accounting. He began his career with the Auditor of Public Accounts and then with Coopers and Lybrand. He served as Treasurer of Virginia Commonwealth University and later as chief financial officer of Southern Seminary College.
Bruce has written numerous articles on governmental and nonprofit accounting and is a frequent speaker on these topics. He has authored two national educational courses dealing with governmental and nonprofit accounting for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He also does extensive training on governmental accounting and reporting issues.
He was awarded the Association of Government Accountants’ (AGA) National Education and Training Award in 2002, outstanding service award from the VGFOA in 2000 and the VSCPA's Broadus Award in 1997.