Quentin Gerber earned his B.S. in Education at Northern State University in South Dakota. He then taught high school in Bagley, Minnesota, for two years before he went to the University of North Dakota to earn the M.S. degree with a major in accounting and a minor in business law. After completing the master's degree he went to Abadan, Iran, where he assisted in developing a major in accounting at the Abadan Institute of Technology. The accounting degree was added to an already functioning engineering degree.
After five years in Iran he took a position as assistant professor of accounting at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. After two years he was admitted to the doctoral program in business administration at the University of Minnesota. After two years of course work he returned to St. Cloud State University for two years while he worked on his dissertation. He then returned to the University of Minnesota for a year to teach in the accounting department and complete his dissertation. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota with a major in accounting and minors in law and management information systems.
He returned to St. Cloud State University for a number of years taking one year to serve on a faculty residency in the audit department of Arthur Andersen and Company, returning to St. Cloud State after completion of the residency.
Professor Gerber then went to Drake University as the Director of the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems. He later received a World Bank appointment to serve on an accounting education project in Indonesia for two years. He then returned to St. Cloud State University until he went to Oman to serve as the Founding Dean of a new College of Commerce at Sultan Caboos University. During his tenure there the college grew from the original faculty of three to thirty-five and a student enrollment of 3,500. Professor Gerber would have stayed in Oman longer but had to return for medical reasons for his wife.
Professor Gerber then joined the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University where he taught principles of accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting I and ll, governmental accounting, business law, advanced accounting and business simulation. He regards his time at CSB/SJU a very enjoyable and rewarding culmination of his teaching career. We wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement!