Accounting and Information Systems Faculty

Assistant Professor Shana Dardan holds a Ph.D. in information technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Her teaching and research interests are in management support systems, database systems, and computer security.

Professor Richard O. Davis earned a J.D. from Fordham University and an LL.M. from Georgetown University. He is a C.P.A. with several years of experience with the Internal Revenue Service. He specializes in taxation, particularly corporate tax issues, and also teaches Legal Environment of Business. He serves as an advisor to AICPA and ABA Tax Committees and as a consultant to major public accounting firms.

Associate Professor Jerrell W. Habegger is the Allen C. Tressler Professor in Accounting. He earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. He is a C.P.A. with experience in both public accounting and industry. His teaching and research interests focus on financial accounting, auditing, and accounting information systems. His current research focus is the integration of information technology into the accounting and business curriculum and its impact on teaching methodologies.

Associate Professor Alicia Jackson, dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business, earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas. She previously served as dean of the College of Business and Information Science at Tuskegee University. She also was a faculty member at The Ohio State University, and she is a C.P.A.

Lecturer Barbara Martin earned her M.B.A. from St. Bonaventure University. She has extensive corporate and public accounting experience and has taught in the areas of managerial and financial accounting, as well as in corporate finance.

Associate Professor Barbara McElroy, department head, holds a Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a C.P.A. and teaches financial, managerial and cost accounting courses. Her research interests are in the management accounting area and how accounting affects public policy.

Associate Professor John A. Pendley holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He is a C.P.A. and teaches auditing and financial accounting. His current research interests are in corporate and disclosure on the Internet.

Associate Professor James J. Pomykalski holds a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. His teaching interests are in business intelligence tools, intelligent agent systems, simulation and modeling, database design, and Web-based system development. His research interests are in the design of information systems to enhance business and technical decision-making.

Associate Professor Richard Orwig holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He teaches courses throughout the information systems curriculum, and his current research interests are in collaborative modeling and business intelligence.