Professor Named Teacher of the Year by Class of 2014


John A. Ruddy, faculty specialist in the Accounting Department, has been named Teacher of the Year by The University of Scranton’s class of 2014.

The award honors a faculty member who maintains high standards of academic excellence and fairness, and through enthusiasm and dedication, inspires the interest of students in a field of education. The award was instituted by the academic support committee of the University’s Faculty Senate in 1996.

Since 2004, Ruddy has taught undergraduate and graduate level classes in accounting and finance at the University as an adjunct professor and as a guest lecturer. He was the recipient of the Kania School of Management 2013-2014 Outstanding Professor of the Year award.

A Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst, Ruddy has worked as an accounting and finance practitioner since 1991 as an auditor for the federal government, for a “big four” accounting firm and several money center financial institutions, and, currently, for the Black Swan Consulting Group. His areas of research include topics in accounting, finance and education.

Ruddy also serves as the Finance Committee chairman for the Scranton Preparatory School and regularly volunteers for charitable organizations including the Red Cross.

Ruddy earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Scranton and an MBA in finance and investments from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is pursuing a doctorate in finance at Pace University in New York City.

John A Ruddy, faculty specialist in accounting, was named Teacher of the Year by The University of Scranton’s class of 2014. From left: University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and Ruddy.


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