Ming Lu

Ming Lu


Ming Lu has been teaching accounting at Santa Monica College since 2006.  Besides teaching his classes, Ming has several passion projects.  Every year, he organizes the Accounting Diversity Conference which aims to encourage and empower students (especially underrepresented minority students) to pursue a career in accounting.  In addition, he runs an accounting-focused YouTube channel, “Accounting Is for You” where he interviews a wide variety of accounting professionals (including his former students) about their careers and success strategies.  Lastly, he presents financial literacy workshops to different student groups throughout the year to educate students on money management.


  • Accounting 2, Corporate Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting 10A, Intermediate Accounting A
  • Accounting 10B, Intermediate Accounting B
  • Business 47, Understanding Money for Lifelong Success

Education and Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Northrop Grumman: Tax Sector Administrator
  • Deloitte: Senior Tax Accountant
  • University of Southern California: Masters in Business Taxation
  • University of California, Berkeley: Bachelors in Economics

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 California Society of CPA's Outstanding Educator Award
  • 2012 Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society Teacher Excellence Award  


  • AICPA Academic Champion
  • CALCPA Accounting Education Committee