Accounting and Information Systems Faculty

Professor Richard O. Davis earned a J.D. from Fordham University and an LL.M. from Georgetown University. He is a CPA 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 adviser to the American Institute of CPAs (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 CPA 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 Barbara McElroy, department head, holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. She is a CPA 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 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.

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

Assistant Professor Russell W. Robbins holds a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He teaches courses throughout the information systems curriculum, and his research interests are in understanding how information systems can support ethical decision-making as well as learning.

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.