Department of Accounting & MIS

Dept Advisory Board

The Department established a Departmental Advisory Board (DAB) in Fall 2010 and had its first meeting on October 22, 2010. The role of the DAB is to build stronger relationships among firms, faculty, and students in order to accomplish the Department’s mission. The DAB provides advice regarding activities such as curriculum design, collaboration with practice, and fundraising.


Current members of the DAB are:

Theresa Balog, Chief Financial Officer, MakerBot Industries, LLC

James Bugden, CFO, MeetMe.com

Barry Crozier, Managing Director, Belfint, Lyons, Shuman, PA

Robert Dayton, President, Delaware Bioscience Association

Gerard Emery, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Craig Cleaver, Partner, PWC

Gregory Doyle, Parner, Ernst & Young

Donna Glass, Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche

Geoff Langdon, Managing Director, Cover & Rossitor

Matthew J. Miades, Entreprenuer

Jeffrey McLaughlin, Partner, KPMG LLP

Sean P. McVey, Partner, Deloitte LLP

Barry J Niziolek, Vice President & Controller, DuPont Finance

William A. Santora, Director, Santora CPA Group

Courtney Smith Goodrich, Managing Director, Office of the CIO, JPMorgan Chase

Matthew Schwartz, Partner, KPMG LLP


Many thanks to past members:

Andrew (AJ) Jordan (Chair), Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young LLP

The Department also established a Student Advisory Board (SAB) in Fall 2010 with a goal of providing a feedback mechanism for students to express their concerns or suggestions regarding the Department as well as for them to have input into the Department’s decision making processes. The SAB is comprised of accounting and MIS majors, including officers from all three departmental student organizations: Accounting Student Association (ASA), Association for Information Systems (AIS), and National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).

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