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    Students Pick 2022 KSOM Professor of the Year

    Ashley L. Stampone ’10, G’11, DBA’22, assistant professor in the Accounting Department at The University of Scranton, was named the Kania School of Management Professor of the Year by student members of the University’s Business Club for the third year in a row. KSOM professors Aram Balagyozyan, Ph.D., Greg O’Connell, J.D., Richard O’Hara and Vincent Rocco, also received awards.
    May 11, 2022

    For the third year in a row, student members of The University of Scranton’s Business Club selected Ashley L. Stampone ’10, G’11, DBA’22, assistant professor in the Accounting Department as the Kania School of Management Professor of the Year. The announcement was made at a virtual event on May 10. Prof. Stampone, who will graduate with her third degree from Scranton – a Doctor of Business Administration – next week, was also selected as KSOM Professor of the Year in 2020 and 2021.

    In addition to Prof. Stampone, the business club students presented awards to several other faculty members. Aram Balagyozyan, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, received the Economics and Finance Department Teacher of the Year Award. Greg O’Connell, J.D., faculty specialist, received the Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship Department Teacher of the Year Award. Richard O’Hara, faculty specialist, received the Accounting Department Teacher of the Year Award. Vincent Rocco, faculty specialists, received the Operations and Analytics Department Teacher of the Year Award.

    An award-winning teacher, Prof. Stampone became a faculty member at her alma mater in 2016. In 2019, she was also honored with the Faculty Leadership Award from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The national award recognizes one faculty member annually who has demonstrated significant leadership activities at the national, regional, and/or local levels of IMA and has made additional contributions to IMA. In 2021, she won IMA’s Ursel K. Albers IMA Campus Advocate of the Year Award, which recognizes a campus advocate/student chapter advisor who has made significant contributions to the IMA overall and the IMA student members in particular. Prof. Stampone serves as the faculty advisor for the University’s IMA student chapter, which has been recognized as one of IMA five Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation for the past three consecutive years.

    Also in 2021, Prof. Stampone received the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Young Leaders Award, which recognizes members under the age of 40 who demonstrate a commitment to the accounting profession through active PICPA or community volunteer activities. She was also recognized by Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal in her selection to the area’s Top 20 Under 40, which is NEPA Business Journal’s “salute to the best and brightest young business stars in the region.”

    Earlier in her career, Prof. Stampone worked as an internal auditor for QVC, Inc., as a senior financial systems analyst for Bridon American Corporation, as an inventory accountant for International Salt Company and as a staff accountant for ParenteBeard, LLC.

    A resident of Old Forge, Prof. Stampone received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from The University of Scranton. She will graduate with a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Scranton at the 2022 graduate commencement ceremony on May 21.

    Dr. Balagyozyan joined the faculty at Scranton in 2011. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia, and a doctorate in financial economics from the City University of New York.

    Atty. O’Connell became a faculty specialist at Scranton in 2019. He previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the University since 1992. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania and juris doctorate from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

    Prof. O’Hara, also became a faculty specialist at Scranton in 2019. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

    Prof. Rocco became a faculty specialist at Scranton in 2016. He also previously served as an adjunct instructor in the University’s Kania School of Management. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Saint Joseph’s University and an MBA from Wilkes University.

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