Professor Monte Swain is the Deloitte Professor in the School of Accountancy. Since graduating from Michigan State University in 1991, Professor Swain has researched and taught management accounting at Brigham Young University. He is published in a number of scholarly and practitioner journals, and is currently researching optimized cost allocation models, performance management in foreign subsidiaries, and consumer costs in fringe credit industries. In addition, he is an author of cases and textbooks in management accounting, and writes and consults on the effective use of strategic measurement systems in organizations. Above all, Professor Swain loves to teach and has been the recipient of a number of teaching awards at both BYU and MSU. Professor Swain is a licensed CPA and a Certified Management Accountant. He took an academic leave from BYU from July 1999 to July 2000 to serve as the Chief Financial Officer for Authorize.Net (payment-processing service for e-commerce). Currently, he serves as the Associate Director of BYU’s MBA Program. Monte and his wife, Shannon, are the parents of seven children.