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Accounting -- Department Faculty

Brad Allen
Accounting      (2009)
Executive in Residence
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University   C.P.A., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Brad retired as a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2008. He had been with the firm for 33 years and was admitted into the partnership in 1986. Brad has worked in the Firm's Philadelphia, New York, Tokyo and Riyadh offices. He was also with the Global Assurance Methodology Group and US national Private Company Services Group. In addition to client service in the Assurance practice, Brad was the Private Company Services (PCS) site leader and has developed strategic, marketing and operational plans, implemented learning and education programs, created new service lines and led change management programs. Before becoming the PCS Site Leader, Brad was one of three partners charged with the responsibility of opening a new satellite office in the Philadelphia suburbs. This office was grown to 50 people within five years and during that time Brad became the High Technology leader for the Philadelphia Area.
Brad has been on the adjunct faculty of several universities and has authored several publications on both technical and business improvement topics. He is also a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
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Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-3460
Richard J. Barndt
Accounting      (2010)
Assistant Professor
B.S., LaSalle University   MBA, LaSalle University

Prof. Barndt is completing his Ed.D. at Widener University, where his dissertation is titled "Effects of Learning Contracts and Examination Problem Types on Students' Mastery of Accounting Principles." Rich has extensive industry experience serving in roles as CFO, COO, Audit Manager and International Controller for medium size firms. His research interests focus on accounting education, costing systems and the use of accounting information systems. He will soon be published in Strategic Finance and is actively pursuing other projects. Prior to his Joining West Chester University, Prof. Barndt taught courses in financial and managerial accounting, cost, auditing, and systems among others at DeSales University and intermediate financial accounting, cost accounting and systems at Lockhaven University.
327 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 430-4398
Phyllis A. Belak
Accounting      (2000)
B.S., West Chester University of Pennsylvania   M.B.A., Drexel University   C.P.A., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania   C.F.E.,

Professor Belak worked in industry as a financial analyst and senior financial analyst and for a firm preparing individual and business federal and state tax returns. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Professor Belak has returned to her alma mater to teach Managerial Accounting, Fraud Examination for Managers, and Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting. Her research interests involve topics related to fraud examination. She has published in the Pennsylvania CPA Journal.
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317 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-1095
A. J. Cataldo II
Accounting      (2007)
B.S., University of Arizona   M.Ac., University of Arizona   Ph.D., Virginia Tech University   C.P.A., State of Arizona   C.M.A.,


A.J. Cataldo has worked in public accounting, as a government auditor, controller, and provided expert testimony in business litigation engagements. His publications include 3 Elsevier Science monographs and his articles have appeared in Journal of Accountancy, National Tax Journal, Research in Accounting Regulation, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Accounting Historians Journal, and many others. He has also published in and served on editorial review boards for Institute of Management Accounting association journals, including Management Accounting, Strategic Finance, and Management Accounting Quarterly, since January 1990.
309A Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-2812
Kevin E. Flynn
Accounting      (1998)
Associate Professor
B.S., Miami University of Ohio   M.S., Drexel University   Ph.D., Drexel University   C.P.A., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Dr Flynn worked for seven years in public accounting in the Philadelphia offices of Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Subsequently, Dr. Flynn worked in industry as a financial reporting manager, assistant controller, and controller before entering academia full time in the fall of 1993. At West Chester University, Kevin specializes in teaching individual and business federal income taxation, and governmental and not-for-profit accounting. His research interests involve individual income taxation.
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303 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-3015
Lori R Fuller
Accounting      (2009)
Associate Professor
BBA, University of Oklahoma   PhD, Arizona State University

Originally from Oklahoma, Dr. Fuller is proud to say she is "Sooner Born & Sooner Bred"! Before returning for her PhD Lori worked three years as an external auditor and one year as an internal auditor; both at large multi-national corporations. Her research interests lie in auditing and forensic accounting; whereas her teaching interests are auditing, accounting systems and fraud examination. She has published in Behavioral Research in Accounting; the Journal of Forensic Accounting; Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly; Strategic Finance and Management Accounting Quarterly. One recent publication was nationally recognized by the Institute of Management Accounting (IMA) for its contribution to the literature. This publication as well as her most recent were reprinted and sent to all members of the IMA. Dr. Fuller has taught at Auburn University, University of Delaware and Widener University before joining the faculty at West Chester University.
On a personal level, Lori spends time with her spouse and six four-legged children. She loves laughter, playing sports and Phillies baseball.
305 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 738-0493
Clyde J. Galbraith (Retired)
Accounting      (1974)
Associate Professor
B.S., Drexel University   M.B.A., Drexel University   C.P.A., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Prior to coming to West Chester University, Professor Galbraith worked in public accounting and industry. He teaches intermediate accounting and auditing. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He serves as advisor to the West Chester Accounting Society and the Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.
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Ali Naggar
Accounting      (1977)
B.Com., Cairo University   M.B.A., Long Island University   Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Dr. Naggar has worked for with foreign governments and international organizations for twenty years. His research interests lie in the areas of accounting for the oil and gas industry, international accounting issues and international economic issues. He has published in the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, The Southwestern Journal of Economics, The Academy of Business Disciplines, and the American Economist. Ali has been an instrumental figure in creating the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Chapter of West Chester. Under his leadership, the West Chester Chapter of has flourished and won first place in the Warner Division (for smaller chapters) two years in a row (2009 and 2010) competing against approximately one hundred other chapters. Due to this success, the West Chester chapter and Dr. Naggar have been recognized by Dean Fiorentino, Provost Lawmers, and President Weisenstein at a number of functions. In addition, the national headquarters has presented a banner and trophy for each first place finish. Finally, Dr. Naggar received a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for excellent accomplishments of the IMA chapter of West Chester.
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317C Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-3324
Peter Oehlers
Accounting      (2004)
Associate Professor
B.S., Rowan University   M.B.A., Drexel University   D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University   C.P.A., State of Maryland   C.M.A.,

Dr. Oehlers has worked in industry and public accounting prior to his DBA. Recognized for his outstanding teaching, he has twice received the Leslie Quick School of Business Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award at Widener University as well as being honored by the West Chester University Inter-fraternity council as an outstanding professor. His research interests lie in issues related to identity theft, ethics and personality, and costing systems. His research has been published in International Journal of Management, Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly, Issues in Innovation, and The Journal of Financial Services Professionals. He serves on the editorial board of Issues in Innovation, Associate Editor of the Journal of Mentored Management Accounting Research, the advisory board of the Atlantic City Cape Community College Accounting Advisory Board, and as advisor to a number of student organizations.
305 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 738-0562
Glenn S Soltis
Accounting      (2008)
Full-time Temporary Instructor
B.S., Villanova University   M.B.A., Drexel University   C.P.A., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Glenn began his career in the audit division and also worked in the consulting division of a major accounting firm before accepting a position with one of their clients. In industry he has worked in various positions including CFO and CEO. He now also heads his own consulting firm and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of a major area financial institution. Glenn has also taught part time at Villanova University since 1983. He has taught a number of accounting disciples, most notably, Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Globalization in Accounting, and Accounting for MBA's.
319 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 738-0553