Lucinda Van Alst


Phone: 765-285-5105  Fax: 765-285-4312

Department of Accounting
Whitinger Business Building, room 303
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Lucinda (Cindy) Van Alst is a professor of accounting in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University.  From 2005-2011, she served as department chair.  Van Alst is a certified public accountant and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from Ball State University.  She earned her doctorate of business administration in accounting from University of Kentucky.  She has published twenty refereed articles and is a member of American Accounting Association, Indiana CPA Society, Beta Gama Sigma (chair 2003-2005), and Beta Alpha Psi.

Van Alst is a volunteer for United Way, Ball Memorial Hospital Fundation, and Rotary International.  In September 2010, Van Alst visited Tikrit, Iraq, as part of the University Linkage Program, a $1 million grant through the U.S. Department of State.  This program enables Ball State University to assist Tikrit University in updating its curriculum in accounting, computer science and English; reform teaching methods; professionally develop its faculty; use technology to strengthen teaching and research; raise levels of English proficiency among students and establish a career center.