Mike Deschamps attended San Diego City College and served as the President of the Associated Students. He received his BS in Accounting from the University of San Diego, graduating magna cum laude, and served as the chapter president for Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honor society. After working in public accounting and attaining his CPA license, Mike returned to school at San Diego State University where he completed a Masters Degree in Taxation and earned a certificate in Financial Planning. In addition, he earned his Enrolled Agent certificate in 2004. Prior to leaving public accounting, he was the tax manager for a multi-office firm in the Inland Empire.
Mike has taught academically as well as CPA exam review classes for a number of years. Prior to coming to MiraCosta College, he taught at San Diego City College, San Diego State University, Cal Poly Pomona, Rio Honda College, and at Chaffey College where he was a tenured faculty member and department chair. Mike is an active member of Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC) and was a presenter at the 2006, 2007, 2012 and the 2013 national conventions. He has had articles published in both local and national publications and has given presentations on tax issues before a variety of organizations. He is also a contributing author to Fundamentals of Taxation, now in its sixth edition with McGraw-Hill publishing.