CBA Faculty

Kam, Thomas M.B.A., C.P.A. (not in public practice)

Thomas Kam Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance

College of Business Administration

Office:1132 Bishop Street, Suite 510B-1 (FH)
Honolulu, HI 96813
Office Phone: (808) 544-9348

Department of Financial, Economics, and Information Systems
Message: (808) 544-9373
Fax: (808) 566-2403
Email: tkam@hpu.edu

Graduate:
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Biography

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance, 1984 - present
  • Adult Education Teaching in Accounting, 1977 - 1990
  • Lecturer at West Oahu College, 1986
  • Associate Budget Analyst at Hawaiian Electric Company, 1976 - 1986
  • CMA Certificate, 1987
  • CPA Certificate, 1977

Teaching Interest:

  • ACCT 2000: Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 2010: Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT 3200: Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 6000: Accounting for Managers
  • FIN 3000: Corporate Finance

Intellectual Contributions:

  • Developed online accounting courses for Accounting 2000 and 2010.
  • Mentored several faculty members on the development of online accounting courses. 
  • Reviewer of various accounting and finance textbooks.
    • Principles of Finance - Gallagher & Andrew, 1995
    • Accounting 4th ed - Horngren & Harrison, 1997 & 1999
    • Accounting, Text & Cases - Anthony, et. Al., 1997, 2002
    • Cost Management - Blocher, Chen & Lin, 2000
    • Cost Management - Eldenburg, 2004
    • Fundamentals of Cost Accounting - Maher, Lanen & Rajon, 2005
    • Fundamental Accounting Principles: Online Course - Larson, Wild & Chiapetta, 2005
  • Curriculum revision of Accounting 6000, 1999
  • Development of course web sites on HPU NALU system for all courses taught.

University Service:

  • Business Administration Division
    • Faculty Committee for AACSB Accreditation, 1997 - 1998
    • Faculty Evaluation Committee, 1995 - 2000 (Chairman 1998 - 2000, 2004)
    • Learning Resources Committee, 1998 to 2004
  • University Wide Committees
    • Faculty Development Committee, 1992 - 1994
    • Faculty Governance Task Force Subcommittee #2 (Pay & Workload), 1997 - 1998
    • Faculty Promotion and Review Committee, 1998 - 1999
    • Learning Resources Committee, 2001 to 2003
    • University Life Committee, 2004 to present

Community Service:

  • Pearl City Highlands Elementary School Kokua Hui
    • President, 1998 - 2001
    • Treasurer, 1993 - 1998
  • Pearl City Highlands Elementary School SCBM Council
    • Co Facilitator, 1992 - 93 and 1995 - 96
  • Leeward District School Advisory Council
    • Chairman, 1995 - 1997
  • Neighborhood Board #21 (Pearl City)
    • Member, 1985 - 1997
    • Chairman, 1988 - 1993
    • Treasurer, 1985 - 1988
    • Development Plan and Zoning Committee Chairman, 1994 - 1997
  • Neighborhood Board #14 (Liliha-Kapalama)
    • Member, 1980 - 1981
  • Kams' Society
    • Auditor, 1984 - 1989
    • Third Vice President, 1990 - 1991
    • Second Vice President, 1992 - 1993
    • First Vice President, 1994 - 1995
    • President, 1996 - 1997
    • Director, 1998 to present
  • Hawaii Business Educators Association
    • Member, 1981 to present
  • Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund
    • Loan Committee Member, 1989 - 1991
  • Member of the American Accounting Association
  • Member of the Institute of Management Accountants
  • Member of the American Institute of CPA's
  • Member of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii
  • Member of the American Education Finance Association
  • Member of the Punahou Band Boosters
    • Co-chair Halftime Committee, 2002, 2004 
    • Co-chair Bus Chaperone Committee, 2003 - present 
    • Band Camp Chaperone, 2001, 2003, 2004
  • Punahou School Carnival
    • Co-chair Halftime Committee, 2002, 2004 
    • Co-chair Bus Chaperone Committee, 2003 - present 

Awards:

  • HPU Teaching Enhancement Grant (2005)
  • HPU Faculty Development Grant (2002, 2005)
  • Who's Who in America (2002, 2003)
  • Who's Who Historical Society (2001)
  • International Who's Who of Professionals (2000)
  • Strathmore's Who's Who (2000)
  • Who's Who in Finance and Business (1998, 1999, 2000, 2005)
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers (1996, 1998)
  • Who's Who in the West (1996, 1998)
  • Who's Who in the World (1997)
  • Dictionary of International Biography (1997)
  • Who's Who in American Education (1996, 2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Who's Who Among Asian Americans (1996)
  • Co-Adult Education Teacher of the Year (1988)

Professional Conferences:

  • HBEA (1981-present)
  • WBEA (1996)
AAA (1993, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005)