Our Faculty - Accounting and Finance
MaryBeth TobinAssociate Professor and Department Chair of Accounting and FinanceHarrington Hall, Room 103HTel:508.531.1489Email: email@example.com
Professor Tobin joined the Bridgewater faculty in 2010 and teaches accounting, finance and taxation courses in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs. She brings significant professional experience to the classroom as she spent twenty years working as a results-oriented finance executive driving revenue growth and profitability with specific expertise in developing and implementing business plans in start-up, turn-around and sale/merger situations. Professor Tobin's professional career spans the accounting, finance, taxation and nonprofit fields while working in numerous different business environments and with varying levels of responsibility - from CPA to Controller to Managing Director to Chief Financial Officer to Consultant. She was Chief Financial Officer at the Boston Stock Exchange where she developed the valuation model and business plan to support the sale and operational transition of the Exchange to a global acquirer and the Interim Chief Financial Officer at four different start-up organizations where she designed and implemented the financial, administrative and tax infrastructures to support newly capitalized business plans. Professor Tobin remains engaged as an independent CFO consultant working on both volunteer and professional projects in the areas of accounting, finance, taxation and nonprofit administration. She serves on various boards and audit committees in the nonprofit sector.
Professor Tobin is a Certified Public Accountant and holds dual Masters degrees in Finance from Boston College and Taxation from Suffolk University. She is an avid sports enthusiast who played basketball at Stonehill College and coached basketball at Boston College.DegreesTop of Page ▴
BS, Stonehill College
MSF, Boston College
MST, Suffolk University
CPA, Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy
Donna AbelliAssistant Professor of Accounting and FinanceHarrington Hall, Room 111ETel:508.531.2866Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Abelli, a certified public accountant, began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and became a partner in assurance services. After serving as a public accountant, she worked as a chief financial officer for both private and public companies in life sciences, small businesses and nonprofits. During this time, she received her MBA from Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, with admission into Beta Gamma Sigma. Professor Abelli teaches accounting and management courses. Her research interests include corporate
governance, business ethics, and financial reporting. A teenager,adopted cats, and a dog keep her busy with scarce downtime!DegreesTop of Page ▴
BS, Bentley College
MBA, Suffolk University
Patricia BancroftProfessor of Accounting and Finance and Graduate CoordinatorHarrington Hall, Room 103ETel:508.531.2477Email: email@example.comDegreesTop of Page ▴
BS, Providence College
MBA, University of Rhode Island
CPA, DBA, Nova Southeastern University
Mark CrowleyProfessor of Accounting and FinanceHarrington Hall, Room 103FTel:508.531.2803Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Crowley is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Maine and Massachusetts. He has extensive corporate experience in financial reporting and international tax at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (BTM) Capital Corp, Bank of Tokyo Financial Corporation, Bank of New England, Thomson Reuters, and Warren, Gorham & Lamont Publishers as well as public accounting and auditing experience at Ernst & Young. In addition to his professional experience, Dr. Crowley has taught at several major Boston universities and is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the Financial Executives International (FEI). He received honorable mention for the AAA's Mark Chain/Federation of Schools of Accountancy Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award, and his research interests include Revenue Recognition through Consolidation, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), English as the reporting Lingua Franca and Financial Statement Disclosure analysis. His dissertation is entitled IFRS Mandatory Disclosures: Evidence of Form over Substance in the New EU. Professor Crowley is the faculty advisor for BSU's Accounting and Finance Club and is a member of the University's Honors Advisory Board. His outside interests include being a member of the Boston Athenaeum, a subscriber to the BSO, a weekly volunteer at Squashbusters (Boston) and an enthusiastic college basketball fan.Areas of Expertise
Intermediate Accounting II
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Financial Statement AnalysisDegreesTop of Page ▴
BA, Bates College
MBA, MS Tax, Northeastern University
DBA, Nova Southeastern University
Carleton DonchessProfessor of Accounting and FinanceHarrington Hall, Room 103ETel:508.531.2478Email: email@example.com
Professor Carleton Donchess' main teaching interests are in the areas of Managerial and Cost Accounting. He was founding Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Finance, serving nine years as Chairperson and twelve years as departmental Graduate Coordinator. Within those capacities he worked with the department faculty and staff developing new majors, minors and masters programs.
With substantial input and assistance from department faculty, Professor Donchess coordinated the eight year application process with the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy, earning "Option-One" status, the most prestigious accounting program designation available in Massachusetts.
He has been involved with numerous institutional committees and initiatives. He is the faculty member credited with naming "InfoBear" while serving on the original campus web development committee.
Professor Donchess serves as a technology consultant with Prentice Hall Publishing and is involved with the development of assessment and instructional technology. Prior to starting his teaching career, he worked locally in the high technology industry.
His interests include mountain biking, music, the ocean, chess, and he is still active in college radio volunteering as a member of the Stonehill College radio station alumni advisory board.DegreesTop of Page ▴
BS, Stonehill College
MBA, Babson College
MSA, Bentley University
Shannon DonovanProfessor of Accounting and FinanceHarrington Hall, Room 103Tel:508.531.2684Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Shannon Donovan has been teaching undergraduate and graduate finance, entrepreneurship and accounting courses, including Entrepreneurial Consulting, Managerial Finance, Managerial Accounting, Investments, Personal Finance, Real Estate and Capital Budgeting at Bridgewater State University for over fifteen years. Prior to teaching at Bridgewater, she taught at Northeastern University and Lesley College. Her uses of technology in the classroom led her to MyFinanceLab and Pearson Education where she currently authors end-of-chapter exercises in Finance text books, authors and reviews test banks and study guides and serves as a Faculty Advocate. She was awarded the 2007 MCO best online course award for her Managerial Finance course.
Professor Donovan was the co-founder and director of Bridgewater State University's Center for Entrepreneurship from 2006 through 2011. She has presented papers on the effectiveness of business plans in start-up companies in 2008 at the 6th International Conference on Finance in Athens, Greece and at the 20th Annual Conference of Entrepreneurial Finance. She has presented papers on the financial services industry at the Midwest Finance Association, the Eastern Finance Association, and the America Risk and Insurance Association. She also had a paper published in the Journal of Business and Information Technology in 2005.
Dr. Donovan had over ten years of experience in the investment industry before teaching. Her experience includes actuarial work, portfolio management and personal financial planning, including seminars on retirement planning.
She is an active member of various college committees and community organizations. She has been an active member of many local chambers of commerce including South Shore, Metro West and Plymouth where she has made presentations on cash budgeting and projected business statements. She is a member of the Finance Management Association, American Finance Association, the Eastern Finance Association, the American Risk and Insurance Association and the Academy of Management.DegreesTop of Page ▴
BA, MSF, Boston College
DBA, Nova Southeastern University
Caitlin GoldenAssociate Professor of Accounting and FinanceHarrington Hall, Room 103Tel:508.531.2308
Professor Caitlin Golden joined the Bridgewater faculty in 2012 and teaches accounting and finance courses in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs. Caitlin brings extensive professional experience to the classroom from her career in public accounting, where she provided audit and financial reporting services to both privately-held and publically-traded financial institutions and holding companies. Her audit clients included SEC engagements and financial institutions under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act (FDICIA) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 reporting requirements. Caitlin also provided advisory services for initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Throughout her time in public accounting, Caitlin also developed training materials and facilitated instruction of training sessions for senior and staff auditors.
Caitlin is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Master's Degree in Accounting from Northeastern University and is currently pursuing her PhD in International Business with a concentration in Finance. Her research interests include international firm performance, corporate governance and internal controls.DegreesTop of Page ▴
CPA, Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy
BS, Fordham University
MSA, Northeastern University
Karen HamiltonAssociate Professor of Accounting and FinanceHarrington Hall, Room 103ATel:508.531.2472Email: email@example.com
Professor Hamilton joined the faculty in the Department of Accounting and Finance in Fall 2017 as an Associate Professor, Finance. She has been a full-time academic for more than 20 years, serving as a professor and in administrative roles at various institutions in Massachusetts and the southeastern United States.
At BSU, Professor Hamilton teaches managerial finance, risk management and insurance, and options and futures courses. She is also actively involved on campus, serving on the Office of Teaching and Learning Board and the Academic Policies Committee as well as on departmental and college committees. Professor Hamilton also remains active in research; her research interests align with her teaching interests. She recently published papers in The Exchange and in the Proceedings for the 2018 Academy of Economics and Finance.
Professor Hamilton is committed to seeking opportunities for students in finance in the Greater Boston region. She is currently working with the Boston Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Chapter to match students majoring in Finance with internships and job opportunities in the fields of risk management and insurance. In furthering BSU students' preparation for these positions, her risk management and insurance course was recently approved to allow students to earn one part of the CPCU designation upon completing the course.Areas of Expertise
Risk Management and Insurance
Financial Risk Management
Personal Financial PlanningDegreesTop of Page ▴
BS, University of Rhode Island
MEd, Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley Campus
PhD, Florida State University
Gregory KarasProfessor of Accounting and FinanceHarrington Hall, Room 102Tel:508.531.1292Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDegreesTop of Page ▴
AS, Community College of the Air Force
BS, Bridgewater State University
MS, Bridgewater State University
EdD, Northeastern University
Joseph RizzoAssistant Professor of Accounting and FinanceHarrington Hall, Room 103HTel:508.531.1880Email: email@example.comDegreesTop of Page ▴
BA, Brandeis University
JD, New England Law
Yihong XiaoAssistant Professor of Accounting and FinanceHarrington Hall, Room 103JTel:508.531.6213Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yihong Xiao received her PhD in finance and an MS in actuarial science from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Xiao has taught Financial Management and Fixed Income Security Analysis to undergraduate students and provided financial consulting to technology, utility, and aviation companies before joining BSU. Her research interests include investments, corporate finance and real estate finance economics. Dr. Xiao’s paper “Do REITs use cash reserves efficiently? Evidence from corporate acquisitions” (with Chinmoy Ghosh and Milena Petrova) was published in the Journal of International Money and Finance.DegreesTop of Page ▴
BA, Central Connecticut State University
MS, PhD, University of Connecticut