Ken A. Kederian, EdD, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Chair of Accounting and Economics
and Assistant Professor

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3473
Alternate: (909) 210-0743
Office Location: Wilden Hall, Room 114
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Biography

Ken Kederian is the current Chair of Leung School of Accounting and Economics Department at Azusa Pacific University. A graduate of Bob Jones University, BS in Accounting, Pepperdine University MBA, and a doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership, Ed.D, from Azusa Pacific University. A current California CPA and an owner of a CPA practice specializing in International Tax and Forensic Accounting. Ken has over 30 years of experience in Public and Private Accounting. He has worked for Price Waterhouse in Dallas, Ernst & Young in Los Angeles, General Motors for Latina America, Africa, Middle-East, in Miami, Avery Denison in Pasadena and his last position in Corporate America before dedicating his life into Academia, Vice President, Chief Audit Executive of Public Storage in Glendale, California. Ken has been involved in two “mega” mergers, the $2.5bn acquisition of Jackstadt GmbH by Avery Denison and the $5bn acquisition of Shurgard Europe by Public Storage. Ken has worked in 42 countries, speaks 6 languages, married and lives with his family in Claremont, California.

Education

  • Ed.D - Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership - APU
  • MBA - Master in International Business - Pepperdine University
  • BS - Bachelors in Accounting - Bob Jones University

Credentials/Certifications

  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant - State of California Lice# 72813
  • CGMA - Chartered Global Management Accountant

Academic Area

  • School of Business and Management
    • School of Accounting