Meet Our Faculty

Office Location

Newton Building


Nicole Shepard

Chief Financial Officer

Department of Fiscal Services

Assistant Professor of Business

Division of Business 


  • PhD, Walden University
  • MBA, University of Phoenix
  • BBA, Georgia Southern University 


A native of Dublin, GA, Nicole joined the BPC family in 2006. Since her arrival, she has taken on many roles, such as Internal Auditor, Senior Accountant, Assistant Professor of Business, and Chief Financial Officer. After being asked how God has impacted her career, she stated, ‘Since I have been with BPC, I have seen the Lord do so many miracles. I am grateful He has allowed me to witness first-hand the mighty things He has done!” Nicole’s talent for all things numbers and accounting is continually showcased and valued at BPC.

Interesting Facts About Me

  • I am the only one in my house, who has not been bitten by a lion.

Research Interests

  • Ethics and Fraud

Professional Organizations/Memberships

  • National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Favorite Classes Taught at BPC

  • ACCT 201 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 306 – Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 404 – Business Income Tax
  • BUS 451 – Managerial Finance
  • BUS 453 – Business Strategy 

Favorite Bible Verses

Dissertation: Ethical Decision Making in Private Colleges: The relationship to the Auditor’s Opinion

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