Cynthia G. VanGelderen

Cynthia G. VanGelderen, M.B.A, C.P.A.
Department Chair

Associate Professor of Accounting
(616) 632-2922

B.B.A., University of Michigan
M.B.A., Western Michigan University

Professor VanGelderen teaches tax, financial and managerial accounting. Prior to teaching at Aquinas College, Professor VanGelderen worked for a national accounting firm in the audit and tax departments. She is active on committees and boards on campus as well as in the West Michigan community. She is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, the Grand Rapids Economics Club and the Grand Rapids Rotary Club as well as a number of other professional and community organizations.

Anthony Burdick

Anthony Burdick, M.S., C.P.A.
Assistant  Professor of Accounting
(616) 632-2927

B.A., University of Michigan
M.S., Walsh College

Professor Burdick teaches financial and managerial accounting, Financial Activities for Non profits, and Cases in Accounting. Before coming to Aquinas, Professor Burdick served as an adjunct instructor at several colleges in southeast Michigan. As a public accountant, Professor Burdick specialized in taxation. He then went on to manage two accounting departments - one in a corporate setting and the other in a not-for-profit organization. He is a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the American Accounting Association.
Kevin D. Cantley

Kevin D. Cantley, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
(616) 632-2928

B.A., Eastern Michigan University
M.B.A., Cleary University

Professor Cantley teaches financial, managerial and cost accounting as well as auditing and accounting technology.  Professor Cantley worked for 17 years in public accounting, where he prepared a variety of tax returns and performed audits and other forms of assurance services.  For the last eight years of his public accounting career, Professor Cantley also taught various accounting classes at Cleary University.  He also served on the board of directors for Chamber Music Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Ronald McDonald House.  He is a member of the Michigan Association of CPA’s.