Marco E. Tonietti, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: California State University, Fullerton
Location: Anaheim, California, United States

Marco E. Tonietti, PhD, Professor Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in finance and higher education.

Inspired by his father and brother to delve into the field of accounting, Dr. Tonietti always knew he wanted to be in the industry of business management. After receiving a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Illinois in 1961, he decided to focus his studies on finance. Earning a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1964, he subsequently discovered the benefits of academia, ultimately concluding that he would become a professor. He then obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in business administration from Saint Louis University in 1971.

Dr. Tonietti commenced his career as an accountant at Eitel McCullough, Inc., in San Carlos, CA, in 1961, shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree. After earning his business degree, he served as an auditor for the Civic Financial Corporation in Beverly Hills, CA, from 1964 to 1965. As such, while studying toward his doctorate degree, he became a professor at California State University, Fullerton, in 1970. He stayed in this position for 30 years until attaining emeritus status in 2000. During his tenure, he also chaired the department. He cites his professorship to be the highlight of his career.

Contributing articles to professional journals between 1976 and 1984, Dr. Tonietti is also proud of producing excellent students who have benefitted both the economy and the business world. He attributes his success to his diligent work ethic and innate compassion for his students and colleagues alike. As a testament to his success, he was selected for inclusion in the 31st edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry in 1999.

Married to Suzanne Tonietti since 1968, Dr. Tonietti is the father of one child. He is a native of Baghdad, Iraq, and immigrated to the United States in 1959. Currently, he resides in Anaheim, CA, and enjoys traveling in his spare time.

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