Director - Douglas M. Boyle, DBA, CPA, CMA

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Associate Professor, Accounting
Chair, Accounting Department
Founder and Director, Doctorate in Business Administration Program
Founder and Director, Nonprofit Leadership Program
Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Chair Shared Governance and Leadership
Faculty Senate Representative to Board of Trustees
Faculty Liaison to the University Planning Committee
Faculty Representative to Strategic Financial Planning Committee
Faculty Representative to Enrollment Committee
Former Founder and Director, Master of Accountancy Program
Former Faculty Senate President
Former Faculty Senate Academic Support Chair
Former Faculty Senate Representative to the University Governance Council
The University of Scranton, Kania School of Management

Doug has over 25 years of professional experience in the areas of leadership, business turnarounds, corporate governance, nonprofits, accounting, finance, operations, and consulting. He has served in executive roles in start-up, middle market, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofit organizations where he has held the titles of Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. In addition, he has served as a senior auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick. 

He has served on the Board of Directors for both public and private companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Allied Services Integrated Healthcare System. In addition to his role as Director, he serves as Chairman of the Foundation Board and Skilled Nursing Division and on the Finance Committee. Doug has served on the Board of Directors for GeneLink Biosciences, Incorporated, Chiliad, Incorporated and the Susan G. Komen of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  

Doug transitioned from practice into a full-time academia academic career in 2008. He currently serves as the Chair of the Accounting Department, Director of the Doctorate in Business Administration Program, Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program, and an Associate Professor at the University of Scranton. He has served as the Faculty Senate President and Director of the Master in Accountancy Program. He has taught courses in leadership, finance, auditing, accounting, strategy, consulting, and healthcare.  

Doug is an accomplished teacher. He was awarded the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Educator of the Year award for 2015 and the Kania School of Management Teacher of The Year at the University of Scranton for 2011 – 2012 and 2009 – 2010. He also received the University of Scranton’s Provost Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award for 2014. In addition, he was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Teaching from the Cultural Mission of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. 

Doug is a national award winning researcher. He received several national recognitions including: a Gold Lybrand Medal in 2016 from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), a Silver Lybrand Medal in 2015 from the IMA, a Bronze Lybrand Medal in 2014 from the IMA, several Certificates of Merit from the IMA for 2012 and 2015, and The Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Award from The Institute of Internal Auditors in 2011. He received the Outstanding DBA Research Award from Kennesaw State University in 2011 and was awarded the University of Scranton’s Provost Excellence in Scholarly Publication Award in 2012.  In addition, he has received grants from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, The Institute of Management Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. Over the past five years, he has had over 40 articles published in such outlets as: The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP), Accounting Horizons, Current Issues in Auditing, The Journal of Accountancy, Strategic Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly, The CPA Journal, The PICPA Journal, Internal Auditing, The Journal of Applied Business Research, and The Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences. 

Doug also serves as a Partner in Empirical Compass Consulting, a firm that provides professional development and training for CPAs, Financial Executives, and Boards in the areas of Corporate Governance, Ethics, and Fraud Investigation.  

Doug holds a DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) from Kennesaw State University with a concentration in Accounting, an MBA from Columbia University, and a BS in Accounting from the University of Scranton.  

Doug is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant and Six Sigma Black Belt trained in operations. He has completed ongoing Executive Programs at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, The Center for Creative Leadership and the Chopra Center in operations, human resources, strategy, leadership, and wellness, respectively. Doug has completed the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Bridge Program where he obtained the designation of a professionally qualified faculty member in finance, accounting and management.

Doug was admitted into the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) in 2004. He is a member of the Woodstock Business Conference, the Institute of Management Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Education/Professional Experience

  • B.S. (Accounting), University of Scranton, 1988
  • MBA Columbia University, 2000
  • DBA (Major Area: Accounting and Behavior Research), Kennesaw State University
  • Over 25 years of professional experience in executive and board roles holding the titles of Chief Executive Officer,
  • President, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Board Chair and Audit Committee Chair.
  • Selected positions include: Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Glass Companies; Chief Financial Office, Doylestown Hospital and Healthcare System; National Vice President of Revenue Services Operations, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated; Chief Financial Officer, MediMax Incorporated. Board Chair Allied Services Health System; Board Chair Allied Services Skilled Nursing Division; Audit Committee Chair, GeneLink Biosciences Incorporated; Board Member Chiliad Incorporated; Board Member Komen of NE PA.

Selected Awards/Publications/Interviews

  • Alperin Teaching Fellow (2015 – 2018), University of Scranton
  • Institute of Management Accountants Lybrand Gold Medal for Publication (2016)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Educator (2015)
  • Institute of Management Accountants Lybrand Silver Medal for Publication (2015)
  • Excellence in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2014), University of Scranton
  • Institute of Management Accountants Lybrand Bronze Medal for Publication (2014)
  • Excellence in Scholarly Publication (2012), University of Scranton
  • Institute of Internal Auditors Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Award (2011)
  • Outstanding DBA Research Award, Kennesaw State University (2011)
  • Numerous Research Grants from: PriceWaterhouse Coopers, The Institute of Management Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Boyle, D.M., Boyle, J.F., and Carpenter, B.W. (2016). Accounting Student Academic Dishonesty: What Accounting Faculty and Administrators Believe. The Accounting Educators’ Journal. Volume Special Edition 2016; 39-61.
  • Boyle, D.M., Boyle, J.F., and Carpenter, B.W. (2016). SEC Supercharges Whistleblower Program. Strategic Finance, March 2016.
  • Bishop, C., Coyle, D.M., Carpenter, B.W. and Hermanson, D.R. (2016). Transitioning into Academia: A New Pathway for Practitioners. Journal of Accountancy, March 2016.
  • Boyle, D.M., Carpenter, B.W., Luciani, N., and Mahoney, D.P. (2016). Goodwill Impairment Adequacy: Perspectives of Public Accounting Professionals. Management Accounting Quarterly, Winter 2016.
  • Vien, C.L. (2016). Do You Have What It Takes to Be Accounting Department Chair? Extra Credit. AICPA Newsletter for Accounting Educators. Interview of Boyle, D. M., Gramling, A., and Huddart, S.
  • Boyle, D.M., Boyle, J.F., Carpenter, B.W., and Mahoney, D.P. (2015). The Continuing Saga of Goodwill Accounting. Management Accounting Quarterly, Fall 2015.
  • Vien, C.L. (2015). Research Spotlight: Stemming the Faculty Shortage with Flexible Doctoral Programs. Extra Credit. AICPA Newsletter for Accounting Educators. Interview of Boyle, D. M., Carpenter, B. W. and Hermanson, D. R.
  • Bishop, C., Boyle, D.B., DeZoort T., Hermanson. D. Iannarelli, J. and Sharma, D. (2014). An Examination of Non-Traditional Doctoral Education. The Pathways Commission (Jointly Sponsored by the AICPA and the AAA).
  • Boyle, D.M., Boyle, J.F., and Carpenter, B.W. (2015). “Insights into the Accounting Quality Model: An Interview with Craig M. Lewis (Former SEC Chief Economist) and Implications for Practitioners.” The CPA Journal, May 2015.
  • Boyle D, DeZoort F, Hermanson D. (2015). “The Effects of Internal Audit Report Type and Reporting Relationship on Internal Auditors' Risk Judgments.” Accounting Horizons, September 2015; 29(3):695-718.
  • Boyle D, Carpenter B, Hermanson D, Mero N. (2015). “Examining the Perceptions of Professionally Oriented Accounting Faculty.” Journal of Accounting Education, March 2015; 33(1):1-15.
  • Boyle, D. M., Carpenter, B. W., & Hermanson, D. R. (2015). “The Accounting Faculty Shortage: Causes and Contemporary Solutions.” Accounting Horizons, 29(2), 245-264.
  • Boyle, D.M., DeZoort, T., and Hermanson, D. (2015). “The Effect of Alternative Fraud Model Use on Auditors’ Fraud Risk Judgments.” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, June 2015.
  • Boyle, D.M. and Mahoney, D.P. (2015). “Implications of the Global Financial Crisis: Interagency Investigations and Enforcement Actions.” The CPA Journal, April 2015.
  • Boyle, D.M., Boyle, J.F., and Carpenter, B.W. (2015). “The SEC’s Operation Broken Gate Initiative: Internal Audit’s Role as a 'Gatekeeper'.” Internal Auditing, January/February 2015.
  • Boyle, D.M., Boyle, J.F., and Mahoney, D.P. (2015). “Avoiding the Fraud Mindset.” Strategic Finance, February 2015.
  • Boyle, D.M. and Carpenter B.W. (2015). “Professional Skepticism: Insights from Recent Research for Auditors of Financial Statements.” The CPA Journal, March 2015.
  • Boyle, D.M., Boyle, J.F., Carpenter, B.W., and Mahoney, D.P. (2015). “Operation Broken Gate: The SEC Holding Gatekeepers Accountable.” Strategic Finance, January 2015.
  • Boyle, D.M., Boyle, J.F., and Carpenter, B.W. (2014). “Meeting the Ever Evolving and Increasing Expectations of the Audit Committee.” Internal Auditing, September/October 2014.
  • Boyle, D.M., Mahoney, D.P., Carpenter, B.M., and Grambo, R.J. (2014). “The Importance of Communication Skills at Different Career Levels.” The CPA Journal, August 2014.
  • Boyle, D.M. and Rudy, J.A. (2014). “The Volcker Rule: Accounting Treatment and Implications for Investments in Debt Securities.” The CPA Journal, June 2014.
  • Boyle, D.M. and Mahoney, D.P. (2014). “The Increasing Relevance of GASB Statement No. 58.” The CPA Journal, May 2014.
  • Boyle, D.M., Carpenter, B.W., and Mahoney, D.P. (2014). “New Rules for Lessee Accounting: A Summary of the Lessee Provisions of Accounting Standards Update.” Management Accounting Quarterly, Winter 2014.
  • Boyle, D.M., Boyle, J.B., and Carpenter, B.W. (2014). “The SEC's Renewed Focus on Accounting Fraud: Insights and Implications for Practitioners.” The CPA Journal, February 2014.
  • Boyle, D.M., Boyle, J.F., and Mahoney, D.P. (2014). “The Value-Added Significance of Continuous Assurance.” Internal Auditing, January/February 2014.
  • Boyle, D.M., Carpenter, B.W., and Hermanson, D. (2013). “Transitioning from Practice to Academia: Examining the Interest and Perceptions of Practitioners.” Management Accounting Quarterly, Fall 2013.
  • Boyle, J.F., and Boyle, D.M. (2013). “The Role of Internal Audit in Enterprise Risk Management.” Internal Auditing, July/August 2013.
  • Boyle, J.F., Boyle, D.M., Hermanson, D. R., and Houston, R. (2013). “An Analysis of Quality Control Defects Appearing in Smaller Firms’ Updated PCAOB Inspection Reports.” The CPA Journal, June 2013.
  • Boyle, D.M., Lawrence, R. and Mahoney, D.P. (2013). “Navigating the Maze of Today’s Professional Credentials.” The CPA Journal, June 2013.
  • Boyle, D.M., Carpenter, B.W., Hermanson, D. R. and Mensah, M. (2013). “The Accounting Doctorate Shortage: Opportunities for Practitioners.” Strategic Finance, May 2013.
  • Boyle, D.M., Hermanson, D.R., and Wilbanks, R.M. (2012). “Financial Statement Fraud: Monitoring the C-Suite.” Internal Auditing, Summer, 3-9.
  • Boyle, D.M., Carpenter, B.W., and Mahoney, D.P. (2012). “Goodwill Accounting: A Closer Examination of the Matter of Non-Impairments.” Management Accounting Quarterly, Summer, 14(4), 10-19.
  • Boyle, D.M., Hermanson, D.R. and Wilkins, A. (2012). “Corporate Governance: Preparing for the Expanding Role of the Internal Audit Function.” Internal Auditing, March/April, 13-19.
  • Bishop, C., Boyle, Hermanson, D.R. and Clune, R. (2012). “A Different Model for Doctoral Education in Accounting and Auditing.” Current Issues in Auditing, 6(1), 1-16.
  • Boyle, D.M., Carpenter, B.W., and Hermanson, D. R. (2012). “CEOs, CFOs, and Accounting Fraud.” The CPA Journal, 82(1), 62-65.
  • Boyle, D.M., Hermanson, D.R., and Wilkins, A. (2011). “Ethics Audits: Implications for Internal Auditors.” Internal Auditing, November/December, 3-9.
  • Carpenter, B.W., and Boyle, D.M. (2011). “Testing goodwill for impairment: An Optional Consideration of Qualitative Factors.” The CPA Journal, 81(11), 36-39.
  • Boyle, D.M., Hermanson, D.R. and Mensah, M. (2011). “Addressing the Accounting and Auditing Faculty Shortage: Practitioners’ Perceptions of Academia.” Current Issues in Auditing, 5(1), 70-85.