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Alan B. Talarczyk


Professor, Business

BBA, UW-Oshkosh
JD, UW-Madison

Al completed his law degree from UW-Madison and began practicing at Aberg & Jorgensen Law Office (AV-rated) in 1978.  During his eight years at Aberg & Jorgensen, he worked primarily in estate planning and tax law for high net worth individuals.

Al began his career at Edgewood College in 1979 teaching part time as a lecturer in what was then known as the “Weekend Degree” program. After transitioning to a faculty position at Edgewood, he started his own law practice in 1986.  He brings over 36 years of professional experience in the Madison area to his students. He is also a CPA and has served as a grader for the Wisconsin Bar Examination.

Al teaches law and tax courses in the undergraduate, RAAD and graduate programs. He still enjoys teaching each class as much as he did the day he started his academic career. The students enjoy him, too, and it shows!

Teaching Awards:

  • Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award,
  • Three-time winner of the Elaine Estervig Beaubien Award for Teaching and Mentoring,
  • First ever recipient of the MBA Outstanding Faculty Award presented in 2007.

Al is also very interested in topics related to International Business. In January 2010 he participated in the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) program in Vietnam, and in 2011 he again participated in the CIBER program in Singapore and Malaysia.  He has also traveled to Thailand and Cambodia.

Examples of Service to Edgewood College include:

  • Two terms as Faculty Representative to the College's Board of Trustees
  • Co-Chair of the College’s Nominations and Governance Committee
  • Multiple terms on the Academic Rank and Tenure Committee.

When not advising students or clients on law, Al loves spending time up north at his cabin hiking, golfing, playing tennis, relaxing, playing cards and boating. He and his wife Sue enjoy visiting their three adult children and their first grandson.  Al laments that it requires trips to NYC, Denver and Spokane to see them.