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Featured MACDA Faculty

Featured MACDA Faculty

The accounting marketplace is changing rapidly. Students are seeking a cutting-edge education in order to compete in this dynamic field. Our MACDA faculty have been hand-picked to teach you not only the accounting skills you'll need to succeed, but also the soft skills that will separate you from the competition.

noah barsky

Noah Barsky, CPA, CMA, PhD
• Course Taught in MACDA Program: Performance Measurement and Business Risk Management
• Authored five books, including: Management Accounting: A Business Planning Approach; Financial Accounting: A Focus on Interpretation and Analysis; and The Manager's Guide to Financial Statement Analysis
• Published in the Commercial Lending Review; Corporate Finance Review; Journal of Law & Commerce; and Strategic Finance

Shelley Rhoades-Catanach

Shelley Rhoades-Catanach, PhD, CPA
• Course Taught in MACDA Program: Taxes and Business Strategy
• Consultation work with EY, KPMG, and PwC on tax staff education
• Co-author of two textbooks, including Principles of Taxation for Business and Investment Planning


James Bierstaker

James Bierstaker, PhD, CPA
• Course Taught in MACDA Program: Advanced Auditing Topics
• Published in Accounting, Organizations & Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and the Journal of Information Systems
• Member of the Editorial Board at the Managerial Auditing Journal
• 2013 recipient of the McDonough Family Award for Research & Teaching

Lucy Huajing Chen, PhD

Lucy Huajing Chen, PhD
• Course Taught in MACDA Program: Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting and Fraud
• Published in The Accounting ReviewContemporary Accounting ResearchAccounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
• Co-chair of 2015 Ethics Research Symposium, American Accounting Association (AAA)
• 2017 Recipient of The McDonough Family Faculty Award, Villanova University
• 2017 Invited Senior Mentor for New Faculty Consortium of the AAA
• Recipient of the Center for Global Leadership Research Excellence Award, Villanova University, 2013, 2014

Jennifer Altamuro, PhD, CPA

Jennifer Altamuro, PhD, CPA
• Course Taught in MACDA Program:  Valuation Issues in Accounting
• Megan and Matthew Baldwin Assistant Professor of Accounting
• Recipient of The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business Undergraduate Teaching Award (2009)
• Research published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research


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Anthony Penna

Director, Admissions
Master of Accounting with Data Analytics Program