Dr. Stone's professional background is in banking, investments, insurance, and public accounting. He holds graduate degrees in both Accountancy (MAcc) and Taxation (MS Tax) along with a PhD in Business Administration (concentration in Advanced Accounting). In addition, Dr. Stone also holds several professional certifications and designations: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC).
In 2012, Stone took a "leap of faith", so to speak, and made the decision to change careers and enter the world of academia full-time. Although originally from Arkansas, Stone now teaches accounting full-time here at East Central University. Before starting work as an instructor at ECU, Stone also taught accounting courses full-time at Rose State College and part-time at the graduate level in accounting at National University.