D.B.A., Argosy University; M.M., Northwestern University; B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
National tax advocacy issues; Hispanic banking; international business
Dr. Gonzalez has three decades of experience in executive accounting and management. He has served as tax director and volunteered at the Center for Economic Progress, a tax advocacy nonprofit; chief financial officer at Casa Central, an organization that focuses on strengthening Hispanic communities; and an internal auditor at Chicago Metallic Corp. and FMC Corp. He is an expert on individual federal taxation and has represented individuals and small business owners before the IRS and various state revenue agencies to resolve tax liabilities. He has conducted national training sessions on increasing immigrant awareness about tax compliance issues. A contributing faculty member and subject matter expert in accounting and taxes at Walden, Dr. Gonzalez has researched and written about individual income tax and banking issues that affect lower-income taxpayers in the U.S. In addition, he has served as president of the board of directors of the Youth Service Project in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community.