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Dr. Jeannie Welsh, Professor

Dr. Jeannie Welsh
"I began an MBA program intending to eventually become a library director. The first course I took was an introductory accounting course, similar to MBA 601, and that was all it took to convince me to quit my job and go back to school full-time to get the courses I would need to sit for the CPA exam."

Degrees Held:

  • PhD in Accounting – Louisiana State University, 1987
  • MBA – University of New Orleans, 1981
  • MLS – Louisiana State University, 1975
  • BA in History – Louisiana State University, 1973

Career Highlights:

  • In addition to academic articles, I frequently publish articles directed toward practitioners and educators in the PICPA Journal
  • Assisting Student learning through Scaffolding The Pennsylvania CPA Journal (Spring 2017)
  • Survey Says! Why People Leave Public Accounting (with S. Borkowski) Winter 2016
  • Flipping out your Students Pennsylvania CPA Journal 84(3) Fall 2013
  • Sustainability Reporting Assurance: Your Next Growth Area? (with S. Borkowski and K. Wentzel). Pennsylvania CPA Journal 82(2) Summer 2011: 24-27.
  • Gen Y Anatomy Lesson: They’re not Alien, Just Different (with P. Brazina) Pennsylvania CPA Journal 81 (3) Fall 2010, 24-27.
  • Watching the Watchers: A Close look at the PCAOB after Five Years (with B. Leauby and K. Lauriello). Pennsylvania CPA Journal 81(1) Spring 2010, 20-23. (Reprinted Utah Society of CPAs The Journal Entry July/August 2010)
  • Technology Generation Upgrades; Are Educators and Employers on the Same Page? (with S. Borkowski and Rose Marie Bukics, Lafayette College) Pennsylvania CPA Journal 78 (3) Fall 2007, 22-27. (Reprinted Accounting Web October 16, 2007).
  • La Langue Internationale; Making Accounting Standards Work Globally (with Rose Marie Bukics, Lafayette College) Pennsylvania CPA Journal 77 (2) Summer 2006, 26-30. (Reprinted WebCPA August 16, 2006, Accounting Today August 7-20, 2006)
  • Pension Accounting is in the Footnotes (with K. Wentzel) Pennsylvania CPA Journal 75(4) Winter 2005, 36-39. (Reprinted Accounting World, March 2005, ICFAI University Press, India)

In which online MBA programs do you teach?

MBA General, MBA Accounting

Which classes do you teach online?

MBA 601 Financial Accounting; ACC 790 Applying Research Skills to Contemporary Accounting Issues

What advice would you give to those considering the online MBA program?

First, determine whether the online delivery system will work for you. Then get as much information about the program and the University as possible. Is the University AACSB accredited? Will full-time faculty be teaching the courses? How long will it take to complete the program? How much flexibility is there in the curriculum for students who might need to take a break from coursework? Are courses synchronous or non-synchronous? Is there a residency requirement?

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

I don't think there is one book everyone should read. Books touch different people in different ways at different times in their lives.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

My first career was as a medical reference librarian. I began an MBA program intending to eventually become a library director. The first course I took was an introductory accounting course, similar to MBA 601, and that was all it took to convince me to quit my job and go back to school full-time to get the courses I would need to sit for the CPA exam.

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