The University of Scranton’s online Master of Accountancy faculty members bring real-world experience into the classroom, emphasizing the skills and theories that equate to professional success, enabling students to become influential CPAs.
Michael Mensah, PH.D
Dean, Kania School of Management, University of Scranton
Michael Mensah is the Dean of the Kania School of Management at The University of Scranton. His area of expertise is in Accounting and Quantitative Management Science. Mensah became Dean in 2005 and has taught classes including: financial reporting, accounting for management, and Enterprise Resource Planning applications at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Dr. Douglas M. Boyle, DBA, MBA, CPA, CMA
Accounting Department Chair & Associate Professor, Kania School of Management
Expertise: Leadership, Accounting, Finance, Operations, Corporate Governance, and Business Turnarounds
Dr. Douglas M. Boyle, DBA, CPA, CMA, has over 25 years of professional experience in the areas of leadership, business turnarounds, corporate governance, finance, operations, and consulting. He has served in executive roles in start-up, middle market, and Fortune 500 companies where he has held the titles of Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.
Doug 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 on the Finance Committee, as Chairman of the Board for the Skilled Nursing Division, and as the Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board. Doug also serves on the Board of the Susan G. Komen of Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate.
Doug serves on the faculty of the Kania School of Management at The University of Scranton where he also serves as the Director of the Accounting Department and as the Faculty Senate President. He has served as a Professor in the Master’s in Business Administration Programs at Delaware Valley College and Holy Family University. He has taught courses in leadership, finance, auditing, accounting, strategy, consulting, and healthcare. Doug was awarded 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 and Provost Excellence in Research Award for 2012.
While serving in executive roles, Doug directly led change initiatives and participated on teams that achieved the following results:
- Realized over $315 million in operating margin improvement.
- Closed over $3.1 billion in acquisitions.
- Realized over $225 million in integration synergies.
- Placed over $525 million in public and private debt placements.
Doug holds a DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) from Kennesaw State University with a concentration in Corporate Governance and Behavioral Studies. Doug holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in Accounting from The University of Scranton. His areas of research include leadership, corporate governance, financial performance, auditing, and healthcare.
CERTIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Doug is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a 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. 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.
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Doug is an accomplished researcher and author. He was awarded The University of Scranton’s Provost Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award in 2014, The University of Scranton’s Provost Excellence in Scholarly Publication Award in 2012, and the Kennesaw State University Accounting Department DBA Excellence in Research Award in 2010. In addition, he has been awarded grants from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, The Institute of Management Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He received several national recognitions including the Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Award from The Institute of Internal Auditors, a Lybrand Medal from the Institute of Management Accountants for publishing one of the outstanding articles of the year, and a Certificate of Merit from the Institute of Management Accountants. His work has been published in such outlets as Strategic Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly, the CPA Journal, the PICPA Journal, Internal Auditing, Current Issues in Auditing, The Journal of Applied Business Research, and The Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
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.
Dr. James F. Boyle, DBA, CPA
Master of Accountancy Program Director
Dr. James F. Boyle, DBA, CPA, is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting Department at the University of Scranton, where he is also the Faculty Advisor for Accounting Internships. Dr. Boyle received his Doctor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University in Accounting, and his Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Scranton. Dr. Boyle is a Certified Public Accountant and has significant professional experience working in public accounting and in internal auditing. Dr. Boyle has co-authored articles published in many quality academic and practitioner journals, including The CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, The Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, and Internal Auditing. He received several publishing awards, including the 2015 Institute of Management Accountants' Lybrand Silver Medal, and was awarded a grant from the Institute of Management Accountants for his dissertation research on Enterprise Risk Management.
Daniel P. Mahoney, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Accounting
Expertise: Accounting Fraud, IE
Dr. Mahoney earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s in business administration from The University of Scranton in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He also earned a doctoral degree from Syracuse University. He holds a CPA certificate in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Mahoney joined The University of Scranton faculty as an assistant professor of accounting in 1990, and was promoted to associate professor in 1996 and professor in 2002. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Mahoney worked as an internal auditor for the Prudential Insurance Company. His articles have been published in numerous professional journals such as The CPA Journal, Internal Auditor and The Journal of Business and Economics Research, Accounting and Financial Management.
- 2007 - Outstanding Educator by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
- 2004 - Alpha Sigma Nu Edward Gannon, S.J., Award for Teaching
- 2001 - Teacher of the Year (Nominated by the graduating class of 2001)
- Three-year position as an Alperin Teaching Fellow
Brian Carpenter, PH.D., C.M.A.
Professor, Department of Accounting
Dr. Carpenter has been involved with The University of Scranton since the 1970’s. His published works span over 50 publications including : Accounting Organizations and Society, Accounting Horizons, The Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly, The Internal Auditor, Internal Auditing, the Journal of Accounting Education, the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, the Journal of Applied Business Research, and the Journal of Business and Economics Research. Dr. Carpenter is currently involved in some ongoing projects in the areas of financial accounting, auditing, and pedagogical topics.
- Recipient of the Institute of Management Accountants' Gold Lybrand Medal (best manuscript of the academic year), 2016.
- Recipient of the Institute of Management Accountants' Certificate of Merit, 2016.
- Selected as the inaugural recipient of the PWC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) Accounting Research Chair, 2015.
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