Accounting Professors Win Gold

July 12, 2016

In a year of the Summer Olympics, a team of University of Scranton accounting professors has already won gold. The article “The Continuing Saga of Goodwill Accounting,” by Scranton professors Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A., Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., and Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D., received the Institute of Management Accountants’ Lybrand Gold Medal as the “outstanding article of the year.” The manuscript was published in the fall 2015 edition of Management Accounting Quarterly.

This is the third consecutive year that a manuscript authored by the three professors received a Lybrand Medal. In 2014, the article “New Rules for Lessee Accounting: A Summary of the Lessee Provisions of Accounting Standards Update” by the three professors received the Lybrand Bronze Medal. Last year, the manuscript “Operation Broken Gate: The SEC Holding Gatekeepers Accountable” by Drs. Boyle, Carpenter, Mahoney and Scranton Accounting Professor James Boyle, D.B.A., received the Institute of Management Accountants’ Lybrand Silver Medal.

In addition to this year’s gold medal, a manuscript entitled “The SEC Whistleblower Program Expands Focus: Retaliatory Behavior, Confidentiality Agreements, and Compliance Personnel” by Drs. Douglas Bolye, James Boyle and Carpenter received a 2016 Lybrand Certificate of Merit. This article was published in the March 2016 issue of Strategic Finance.

The Lybrand Competition considers for awards all manuscripts published during the year in the Institute of Management Accountants’ Strategic Finance and Management Accounting Quarterly journals, both of which are rated among the top five practitioner journals.

Dr. Douglas Boyle holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, an MBA from Columbia University and a doctorate from Kennesaw State University. A Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Management Accountant, he has more than 25 years of industry executive experience. He was named the Kania School of Management’s Alperin Teaching Fellow for 2015 to 2018, twice earned the Kania School of Management Teacher of the Year award and earned the Provost Excellence Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching in 2014 and for Scholarly Publication in 2012.

            He currently serves as chair of the Accounting Department at Scranton. He has served on the boards for several public and private companies. He currently serves on the board of Allied Services Integrated Healthcare System, where he serves on its Finance Committee and as vice-chair of the Foundation Board, as well as board chairman for the Allied Services Skilled Nursing Division.

            Dr. Carpenter holds a MBA from The University of Scranton as well as a bachelor’s degree and doctorate in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University. A Certified Management Accountant, he has received numerous teaching and research awards, including the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Outstanding Educator Award, the Society of Accounting Students’ Outstanding Educator award, the University of Scranton CASE Professor of the Year award, Scranton’s Alpha Sigma Nu University Award for Teaching Excellence, the Kania School of Management’s Scholarship Award, the University’s Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award and the University’s Excellence in Scholarly Publications Award, as well as numerous best paper awards from various national and international accounting and business conferences.

            He has authored numerous textbooks, handbooks and journal articles, and is involved in ongoing research projects involving financial accounting, auditing and pedagogical topics.

            Dr. Mahoney earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from The University of Scranton as well as a doctorate in accounting from Syracuse University. A Certified Public Accountant, he was named Kania School of Management’s Professor of the Year four times. He was also named The University of Scranton CASE Professor of the Year, and received the University’s Alpha Sigma Nu University Award for Teaching Excellence and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Educator Award.

            He worked as an internal auditor for the Prudential Insurance Company and 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. He currently serves on the board of directors at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

Dr. James Boyle holds a bachelor’s and MBA from The University of Scranton and a DBA from Kennesaw State University. He has taught undergraduate and MBA classes in accounting part-time at the University since 2009 and full-time since 2012. He also served as an internal auditor for the University from 1999 to 2012. Prior to joining Scranton, he worked in public accounting as a CPA, primarily in the audit department, for 14 years.

He has published articles in multiple academic journals, including The CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, The Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting and Internal Auditing. He was awarded a competitive research grant from the Institute of Management Accountants for his dissertation study, “The Effects of Risk Management Programs on Financial Professionals’ Judgments.”

Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A.

Brian Carpenter, Ph.D.

Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D.

James Boyle, D.B.A.

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