Email: sshumate@spsu.edu
Phone: 678-915-5503

Office Location:
Business Administration
Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Building J, Room 339
Marietta, GA 30060

Office Hours:

Tue:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thu:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Professor Shannon Shumate

Shannon in car

Welcome to my Website!  Just a bit about me... 

I graduated from Auburn University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. I received my Master of Accountancy degree from Auburn in 2001. While completing my coursework, I held an internship position with Powertel, Inc., a regional cell phone provider, in their corporate accounting office in West Point, GA. I also held an internship position with Big 4 international accounting firm Ernst & Young, LLC, in their Columbus, GA office. Upon completion of my graduate degree, I accepted a full-time position as an auditor with Ernst & Young in Atlanta and served on numerous audit engagements of Fortune 500 companies.   I became a Certified Public Accountant in 2004. After working in public accounting for 3 years, I began working for The Facility Group, a design/build company located in Smyrna, GA. I held positions of increasing responsibility over the six years I worked for The Facility Group, and was the Controller and head of the Accounting Department when I resigned in 2010 to begin teaching full-time.  While working full-time at The Facility Group, I was also an adjunct accounting professor at SPSU for two years, and have recently been hired as a full-time lecturer and coordinator of the undergraduate accounting program.