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Graduate Certificate in
Accounting

Faculty

  • Thomas T. Amlie
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Accounting, University of Maryland
    • Degree
      MBA, University of Maryland

    Dr. Thomas T. Amlie's teaching interests are in the area of financial accounting and reporting. His research interests center on the proper disclosure of accounting information, the assumptions underlying that accounting information, and the effects of those assumptions on business decisions and reporting.

  • John C. Cameron
    • Degree
      J.D., Widener University School of Law
    • Degree
      LL.M., Corporation Law, New York University School of Law
    • Degree
      MBA, Temple University
    • Degree
      B.A., University of Pittsburgh

    John C. Cameron, associate professor of management and organization, has held corporate positions in health care administration and corporate law. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. He serves as the co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Health Care Law Committee. He teaches courses in leadership development, business ethics, bioscience management, and negotiations. His research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, bioethics, leadership, and regulatory compliance.

  • Patrick Cusatis
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Finance, Penn State
    • Degree
      B.S., Finance, Penn State

    Dr. Patrick Cusatis, CFA, is an associate professor of finance. Prior to joining Penn State, he was an institutional portfolio manager at CoreStates National Bank, First Union National Bank, and Tucker Anthony. Prior to that, he was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers in New York City, specializing in new product development. His research interests include corporate restructuring, portfolio management, derivative securities, and municipal bonds.

  • Ashutosh Deshmukh
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Accounting, University of Memphis
    • Degree
      MBA, Finance, University of Alabama
    • Degree
      DCM, Computer Programming, University of Mumbai
    • Degree
      B.S., Chemistry, University of Mumbai
    • Degree
      Professional Certifications: CPA, ACA, CFE, CMA, CISE

    Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh is a professor of accounting and MIS at Penn State Behrend. He holds certification in public accounting, information systems auditing, management accounting, and fraud examination, and he has served as an expert witness in the U.S. House of Representatives, estimating the potential for fraud, waste, and abuse of grant money awarded over a five-year period by the U.S. EPA. He is the associate editor of the International Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Performance Evaluation and the author of the book Digital Accounting: The Effects of the Internet and ERP on Accounting.

  • Lydia Didia
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Business Administration, Jackson State University
    • Degree
      MBA, Jackson State University
    • Degree
      B.S., Accounting, State University of New York at Brockport

    Dr. Lydia Didia, CPA, is an assistant professor of accounting. Prior to joining Penn State, she was an auditor for the Mississippi Department of Revenue for more than 13 years. She taught at Jackson State University and at Belhaven College in Mississippi. Her research interests include effects of rules and regulations on decision behaviors of different stakeholders in the U.S. and developing countries, audit quality and audit risk, and outsourcing and offshoring of business activities.

  • Richard Scheib
    • Degree
      J.D., Widener University
    • Degree
      LL.M., Georgetown University
    • Degree
      B.S., Business Administration, Bloomsburg University

    Richard Scheib is an instructor of law, tax, and accounting. Prior to teaching, and simultaneously with his consulting practice, he worked in private accounting for corporations, public accounting with Big Five accounting firms, state government, and large and small law firms handling a variety of both accounting and legal issues.

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