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Robert Lightburn

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Accounting and Taxation

Robert (Bob) Lightburn is an Executive in Residence instructor at American University in the Kogod School of Business. He has taught at Kogod as an adjunct professor over the past 10 years including courses in Federal Taxation, State and Local Taxation, and Business Law. Throughout the years, Bob has also taught various courses in taxation, accounting, business law, and history at the University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris College, Memphis State University, and Northern Virginia Community College. Bob has an extensive background in Taxation, Accounting and Business Law, including his 30 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he had various roles throughout that period, including 21 years as a partner. Currently, Bob is of counsel to the law firm of Babirak Carr with offices in the District of Columbia and Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and the District of Columbia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is licensed in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. Bob is a member of the Advisory Board for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University. He is also a Board member and Executive Committee member of the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation. He is a member of the Finance Committee of Saint Mary of Sorrows Church.


B.A. (Economics) Dickinson College J.D. Pittsburgh University School of Law M.A. (History) George Mason University

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  • Summer 2016