Prof. Catherine Lowry

Catherine W. Lowry

Lecturer in Accounting

Telephone: 413-577-2409


Office: Isenberg 351


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M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, 2001
B.B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1996

Research/Teaching Interests:

Not for profit taxation



Professor Lowry has worked in the field of public accounting for the past 16 years, serving 5 years with Arthur Andersen, LLP and 9 years full time with Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C., as well as currently in a consulting position. She consults and specializes in the taxation of public and privately held commercial companies, partnerships, individuals and exempt organizations. In addition to tax compliance, her engagement experience includes delivering accounting, auditing and business advisory services to public and private clients, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has also been involved in all stages of Initial Public Offerings for some of America's largest companies.

At the University of Massachusetts, Amherst she teaches Introductory Accounting and Tax courses, both live and online. She also teaches in the MSA program in the areas of Ethics and Advanced Taxes. Professor Lowry serves as the Liason to the public accounting firms who recruit our students.   As such, she develops programs to help the students and firms with placement and professionalism.  She is also the advisor to the national accounting honors fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi and she serves as the Director for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). In addition, she serves on various not-for-profit boards.



·       American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

·       Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants



Isenberg Outstanding Teaching Award 2010-2011

Inaugural 40 under 40 Class- BusinessWest

Young Alum of the Year- Department of Accounting, Isenberg School of Management 2004

Outstanding Teaching Award, as evaluated by students through the University of Massachusetts, Department of Continuing & Professional Education.