Ronald Guymon

Ronald Guymon joined the Gies College of Business in August of 2018. He earned Bachelors and Masters in Accounting from Brigham Young University, and a PhD in Accounting from The University of Iowa. He worked as a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis, Georgia State University where his teaching and research focused on managerial accounting topics such as performance measurement and motivation. He has coauthored a research study in Journal of Management Accounting Research and Accounting Horizons. Ronald has also worked as a Data Scientist at a BI company, Numetric, and as a Chief Data Officer at Gigg. He continues to work on data analytic projects for work and pleasure. He now focuses on teaching data analytics to accounting students at the University of Illinois. He is married to an amazing woman and has six amazing children.

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Machine Learning Algorithms with R in Business Analytics (Coursera)

One of the most exciting aspects of business analytics is finding patterns in the data using machine learning algorithms. In this course you will gain a conceptual foundation for why machine learning algorithms are so important and how the resulting models from those algorithms are used to find actionable [...]
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Tools for Exploratory Data Analysis in Business (Coursera)

This course introduces several tools for processing business data to obtain actionable insight. The most important tool is the mind of the data analyst. Accordingly, in this course, you will explore what it means to have an analytic mindset. You will also practice identifying business problems that can be [...]
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Accounting Data Analytics with Python (Coursera)

This course focuses on developing Python skills for assembling business data. It will cover some of the same material from Introduction to Accounting Data Analytics and Visualization, but in a more general purpose programming environment (Jupyter Notebook for Python), rather than in Excel and the Visual Basic Editor. These [...]
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Introduction to Business Analytics with R (Coursera)

Nearly every aspect of business is affected by data analytics. There are many powerful tools that can quickly process large amounts of data. For businesses to capitalize on data analytics, they need leaders who understand the data analytic process. Even more valuable are leaders who know how to analyze [...]
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Introduction to Accounting Data Analytics and Visualization (Coursera)

Accounting has always been about analytical thinking. From the earliest days of the profession, Luca Pacioli emphasized the importance of math and order for analyzing business transactions. The skillset that accountants have needed to perform math and to keep order has evolved from pencil and paper, to typewriters and [...]
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