With a quarter century of tax experience in public accounting and industry, and in domestic and international taxation, Dan Newton ’90—this year’s Accounting Alumnus of the Year—has continuously extended his horizons.
During the fall 2019 semester, six faculty members presented “30,000-foot overviews” of their research projects to their Isenberg colleagues in the spirit of promoting collegiality and cross-departmental collaboration.
The FBI has announced that accounting graduate Jeffrey Sallet ’93 will oversee its finances, facilities, and logistics activities in his new role as associate executive assistant director of its Finance and Facilities Division.
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Dennis Hanno ‘90PhD, who has been president of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., since 2014, learned about more than accounting during his time at Isenberg, where he later served as a faculty member and undergraduate dean: “Isenberg opened so many doors and opportunities for me.”
In February, the first installment of the Isenberg Faculty Speakers Series featured two assistant professors, Matt Katz from Sport Management and Andrew Kitto from Accounting, offering “30-000-foot overviews” of their research for an audience of their colleagues.
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Two Isenberg accounting professors have earned separate honors from the American Accounting Association’s Auditing Section. A paper by Richard H. Simpson Professor of Accounting Chris Agoglia won the Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award. A second paper, by Professor Yoon Ju Kang, won Best Paper honors at the AAA Auditing Section Midyear Conference.
In the marketplace and in the news, forensic accounting enjoys a rapidly expanding footprint, and Isenberg's new four-course certificate sequence will help more working professionals meet the growing demand in the industry.
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Tony doesn’t take his success for granted. He worked hard to get where he is today. “There aren’t a lot of people that look like me in the Boston market doing the job that I have. And you know, I was told by others, ‘I don’t know that you can do this, because not many minorities are successful.’ And I put my head down a long time ago to say hey, I’m going to be the example.”
Isenberg PhD graduate Mary Catherine Dodgson ’17 and her dissertation co-directors, Christopher Agoglia and Bradley Bennett, received top honors for her dissertation in the American Accounting Association’s Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section.
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Andrew Kitto, an assistant professor in Isenberg’s accounting department, was selected as an Economic Research Fellow at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the regulatory body that oversees the audits of public companies.
“A number of things in my life have special meaning, special resonance. For me, Isenberg and UMass are among them,” notes Isenberg accounting grad John Micalizzi ’94. As Human Resource Leader with the Boston office of accounting firm RSM, John has catalyzed two substantial gifts of $150,000 and $100,000 to Isenberg from its alumni at RSM and the RSM Foundation.