Beatrice Rolland

DBA, CPA

Assistant Professor
Education

DBA, Accounting, Argosy University
MBA, Finance, Temple University
BBA, Accounting, Temple University
CPA, Certified Public Accountant in PA

Courses Taught

Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Financial Accounting
Advanced Financial Accounting
Cost Accounting
Auditing
Policy-Making in Financial Institutions
Advanced Managerial Accounting

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

I believe in teaching the concepts in a way that is as practical and as realistic as possible. Concepts are explained with examples related to life experiences and supported by in-class demonstrations. The goal is to assist students in improving their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, to motivate them to meet their goals, to encourage students to work harder, and to demonstrate to them the practical aspect of accounting

Additional Info

Research interests are the area of fraudulent financial activities, the impact of artificial intelligence on the accounting profession, specifically on the Assurance function, the complexity of distinguishing extraordinary gains/losses from operating/non-operating gains/losses.

Prior teaching experience includes positions at Lincoln University, West Chester University, Temple University, Arcadia University, Penn State University, Montgomery County Community College, and University of Maryland University College.

Prior corporate experience includes executive positions as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (1994-2005), Associate Vice President of Finance (1992-1994), and Assistant Vice President (1991-1992) of a major bond issuance company. Public accounting experience was as a Staff Accountant in the CPA firm of Mitchell Titus, LLP (1990). Consulting activities remain with small to medium size entities, in the real estate, healthcare, and foodservice industries.

Contact
Office: ETC 304
Phone: 267-341-3340