Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Penn State University
  • M.S.B.A., Penn State University
  • B.S., Bloomsburg University

Teaching Interests

  • Investments
  • Portfolio management
  • Corporate finance
  • Personal financial management
  • Taxation
  • Strategic management
  • Financial accounting

Courses Taught at Bucknell

  • Introductory Financial and  Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Individual, Corporate, Partnership, Gift, Estate, and  Trust Taxation
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Topics  in Finance
  • Personal Financial Management
  • Fundamentals of Investments
  • The Student Managed Investment Fund
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Valuation
  • Principles of Real Estate

Scholarly Interests

  • Cartesian vs Non-Cartesian cognitive  science and  the  implications for active  learning
  • Investigating the  difference between the  image  of accounting and  the  prestige of accounting
  • Developing innovative materials and  methods to teach taxation, investments, financial
    management, strategic management, and  intermediate accounting
  • Developing materials for presentation to practicing CPA's
  • Engaging in creative consulting

Selected Publications


"Theodoric of Triple-A-Ville,  Accounting Professor: A One-Act  Play for A Doctoral Seminar," International Journal of Critical Accounting (2011).  Co-authored with S. Willits and  M. Bettner.

"Asset  Flow Measures and  the  Length  of the  Operating Cycle," Review of Business and Economic Research,  (Fall1987), Co-authored with J. E. Ketz.

"The Use of Professional Accounting Microcomputer Software in Introductory Financial and Intermediate Accounting at The Pennsylvania State University," Kent/ Bentley Review, (Fall 1986), Co-authored with Clinton E. White, Jr. and Joanne C. Duke.


A Cross-Industry Analysis of Financial Ratio, Quorum Books,  1990, Co-authored with  J. E. Ketz and  R. K. Doogar.


"Theodoric of Triple-A-Ville,  Accounting Professor," 2008 Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, April 24-26, 2008.  with  S. Willits and  M. Bettne.r

"Strange Bedfellows: The Anthropological, Genetic, and  Social Tie Between Accounting and Finance," 2006 Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting conference, with Ann-Christine Frandsen and  Elton  G. McGoun.

"The Role of Persuasion in Finance Education," Financial Education Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland (April, 2002).

"Addressing AICPA Core Competencies in the  Near Term  by Introducing Writing Assignments Into Intermediate Accounting," in Collected  Abstracts of the  American Accounting Association's Mid-Atlantic Regional  Meeting,  (2002), with S. Willits.                                                   ·

"Enterprise Wide Simulations: A Valuable Tool for Accounting Educators," Academy  of Business Education Annual Meeting,  September 2000, Co-authored with  S. Willits.

"Classification of Dividend Changes by Asset  Flow Measures," Mid-Atlantic Regional  Meetings, April 1990. Co-authored with  R. Crum and  J. E. Ketz.

"Towards the  Determination of Realistic Research Expectations," The American Accounting Association's National Meeting, August 1989. Co-authored S. Willits and  D. Cheney.

"Asset Flow Measures and  the  Length of the Operating Cycle," Mid Atlantic Regional  Meetings, March 1985. Co-authored with J. E. Ketz.

"Accounting Faculty Productivity: Some Empirical Evidence," North-East Regional  Meetings, April 1989. Co-authored with  S. Willits,  and  D. Cheney.

"Accounting Numbers and  Dividend Policy," Mid Atlantic Regional  Meetings, March 1988. Co-authored with J. C. Duke and  D. P. Franz.

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"Real Minds, Real Money," (2012).

"The Information Content of Cash-Flow Measures in Dividend  Policy," AMIS Working  Paper No. 87-7 (December 1987). Co-authored with  R. P. Crum and  J. E. Ketz.

"Using Professional Accounting Software in the  Microcomputer Lab," AMIS Working  Paper  No. 84-9, (December 1984). Co-authored with  Joanne C. Duke and  Clinton E. White,  Jr.


"Real  Minds Real  Money," 2012 Paper accepted for presentation at the 2012 Financial Education Association Annual meeting in September 2012.

Developed the Bucknell Foundation course materials 2011-2012.

"The Image vs The Prestige of the  Accounting Bean  Counter," MGMT 160 Course Materials.

"The Efficacy of Running Real  Money vs Simulated  Money."


A Practitioners Guide  to ACSEC SOP 94-6: Disclosure of Certain risks and  Uncertainties, 1996 and  1997.

A Practitioners Guide  to Financial Statement Disclosures, 1995 .

Instructors Manual for Management Accounting, Ketz, Campbell, and Baxendale, 1991, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.

"The Integration of Database Technology in Introductory Financial Accounting, forthcoming in Accounting Educators Newsletter, John Wiley Publishers. Co-authored with Mark S. Bettner.


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