Accounting Department

Accounting Department

What We Do:

As the accounting profession continues to evolve and grow, we provide our students with the skills required for success. 

The old stereotype of an accountant (as someone who works independently, behind closed doors) no longer holds true -- and we help our students develop the analytical, technological, communication and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed. Our bachelor's and master's degree programs provide a strong background in business, accounting and data analytics concepts, theory and practice.

If accounting is "the language of business," then Scranton graduates are undoubtedly fluent.

How We Stand Out:

  • Nationally ranked programs -- Our programs have consistently placed among the top in the United States. Discover Accounting ranked our bachelor's degree 9th in the nation in 2019. Our online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program was named first in the nation by Best Colleges.
  • Innovative program options, including combined BS/MBA and BS / MAcc programs.
  • Unparalleled internship opportunities -- Scranton's uniquely structured academic calendar allows our students to start internships in January, during the industry's peak season. Previous students have interned at such companies as Bank of America, PwC, EY LLC, and Baker Tilly.
  • Outstanding alumni connections -- Our Accounting Department Professional Alumni Council (ADPAC) is composed of more than 50 renowned alumni, including partners in CPA firms and Chief Financial Officers. They meet several times a year to help our students with internship and career goals.

Programs:

Undergraduate

Accounting, BS -- The accounting major provides the bedrock for students interested in careers in industry, government and non-profit organizations; operating their own businesses or pursuing graduate education.

An accounting background can also open doors to a variety of career paths, because students come to understand all aspects of business. Students can also to tailor their degree for an accounting specialization by adding a minor in forensic accounting or a minor in business analytics.

Graduate

Master of Accountancy (MAcc) -- This 30 credit-hour program is geared toward young professionals working in public accounting firms as well as recent graduates of bachelor's programs in accounting. Students develop qualitative, analytical and soft skills that can be applied immediately to professional accounting roles.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) -- The goal of our doctoral program is to help professionals working in the accounting field develop the skills and credentials necessary for teaching positions in higher education.

Meet Our Faculty:

Our department is composed of dedicated professors who are accomplished researchers and successful business leaders  -- so you'll learn from the best. 

Faculty and staff are accessible and available to students on a routine basis through a generous open door policy. You’ll discover a strong sense of community here at Scranton and close, mentoring relationships with faculty who care.

Douglas Boyle, DBA, CMA, CPA

Douglas Boyle, DBA, CMA, CPA

Chair

Chairperson, Associate Professor

B.S., University of Scranton
M.B.A., Columbia University
D.B.A., Kennesaw State University

Phone: 570-941-5436
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James Boyle, DBA, CPA

James Boyle, DBA, CPA

Associate Professor

B.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton
D.B.A., Kennesaw State University

Phone: 570-941-6495
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Brian Carpenter, PhD

Brian Carpenter, PhD

Professor

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., The University of Scranton
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Phone: 570-941-7632
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Jeh-Hyun Cho, PhD

Jeh-Hyun Cho, PhD

Assistant Professor

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Seoul National University
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Phone: 570-941-4702
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Andrew Gregorowicz, BS,MBA

Andrew Gregorowicz, BS,MBA

Faculty Specialist

B.S., The University of Scranton
M.B.A., Pace University-Lubin Graduate School of Business

Phone: 570-941-5860
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Robyn Lawrence, PhD, CMA

Robyn Lawrence, PhD, CMA

Associate Professor

B.S., University of California
M.B.A., The University of Scranton
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Phone: 570-941-7786
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Daniel Mahoney, PhD

Daniel Mahoney, PhD

Professor

B.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Phone: 570-941-4188
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Amanda Sue Marcy, DBA, CPA

Amanda Sue Marcy, DBA, CPA

Assistant Professor

B.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton
D.B.A., The University of Scranton

Phone: 570-941-4120
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Michael Mensah, Ph.D.

Michael Mensah, Ph.D.

Professor, Dean Emeritus of the Kania School

B.S., University of Ghana
M.B.A., Northeast Louisiana University
Ph.D., University of Houston

Linda Mlodzienski, CPA

Linda Mlodzienski, CPA

Faculty Specialist

B.S., M.B.A., CFA The University of Scranton

Phone: 570-941-7707
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Richard O'Hara, MBA, CFA

Richard O'Hara, MBA, CFA

Faculty Specialist

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., New York University

Phone: 570-941-6573
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David Salerno, PhD, CPA

David Salerno, PhD, CPA

Associate Professor

B.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton
Ph.D., Kent State University

Phone: 570-941-4313
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Ashley Stampone, CPA

Ashley Stampone, CPA

Faculty Specialist

B.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton

Phone: 570-941-7762
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Inside the Classroom:

Our students benefit not only from rigorous coursework and highly qualified teachers; they also learn about business within the context of ethics. Accounting encompasses more than just profit and loss statements. The industry also needs to be viewed in terms of its impact on the community at large.

Professors use both hypothetical scenarios and real-life examples -- like the Enron and WorldCom corporate accounting scandals -- to prepare students for the ethical dilemmas that arise in business. A focus on ethics and social justice is a long-held tenet of Jesuit education. While other business schools have incorporated ethics into their programs in response to recent business scandals, ethics has always been a focus at the Kania School.

Career Outcomes:

Accounting offers an array of career options, such as chief financial officer, forensic accountant, internal auditor, partner, controller, and FBI agent. The success of our graduates is demonstrated by their job placements. Our graduates are employed by:

  • Big four, regional, and local public accounting firms
  • Notable corporations in industry
  • Government agencies and not-for-profit organizations

New and exciting niches are developing within the profession -- from fraud examination and forensic accounting to accounting information systems. 

Accounting is also an excellent foundation for running your own business, pursuing a law degree or a doctorate degree and teaching in a college or university.