Dr. Brian Trout

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance

Dr. Brian Trout

Contact Information


Office: McComsey 335
Phone: 717-871-4454

Office Hours

M: 9-11 am
T: 10:45-11:45 am
W: 8:30-10:30 am online
Comments: For online appointments, email Brian.Trout@millersville.edu for the Zoom link.

SPRING 2024 schedule

ACCT 361 1 17482 Intermediate Accounting 1 TR 9:25 10:40 MCCOM 303
ACCT 364 1 17484 Cost Accounting MW 1:00 2:15 MCCOM 303
ACCT 368 50A 18226 Business Applications: Excel ONLINE --- --- --- ---
BUAD 162 0 18547 Intro to Managerial Accounting TR 1:10 2:25 MCCOM 303
BUAD 162 1 8426 Intro to Managerial Accounting TR 2:35 3:50 MCCOM 303



Dr. Trout teaches accounting and finance courses at Millersville University.

He currently serves on the University’s Curriculum Committee (Social Sciences), Online Learning Advisory Council, Strategic Enrollment Management Committee, Mentorship Office Advisory Committee, and United Campus Ministries’ Board of Directors.

Dr. Trout is faculty advisor for the Accounting and Finance Club, Campus Advocate for the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), faculty advisor for the IMA’s annual case competition and mentor for students pursuing Microsoft’s Excel Expert Certification and other professional certifications.

He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant and member of numerous professional organizations. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Millersville University, Master’s in Accounting from Stetson University and Doctor of Business Administration from Wilmington University.

Courses taught by Dr. Trout include Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Managerial Accounting, Personal Financial Planning, Intermediate Accounting I, Intermediate Accounting II, Auditing, Microsoft Excel Certification, Business Ethics, and Freshman First Year Experience. Dr. Trout’s novel “continuing case” teaching method for the first managerial accounting course was recognized by Millersville University’s Center for Academic Excellence for innovative classroom practices and scholarship of teaching: https://www.millersville.edu/cae/other-pages/ips-april19.php

Dr. Trout’s research interests center on accounting pedagogy and business students’ career aspirations. His work has been published in Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Journal of Finance and Accountancy, The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, and Journal of Education for Business.