Our accounting program, ranked No. 4 in the country by College Factual, is renowned for educating professionals who play a crucial role in the success of their organizations. Our graduates are prepared to excel because they possess first-rate communication skills and understand a complete range of business functions.
David J. Beausejour was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts in 1992 and in Rhode Island in 1989. He received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 1989, a Master of Science in Taxation, with honors, from Bryant College in 1985, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Bryant College in 1979.
Retired partner of KPMG with diverse tax and related financial accounting experience. Member of Rhode Island Bar, CPA in Rhode Island and New York. More than 25 years teaching experience including as an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Law Graduate Tax Program.
Accounting is Charlie Cullinan’s professional passion, and he describes his field this way: “I thought accounting would be a solid job, but it has also turned out to be a fascinating subject. It’s all about getting the information you need to make good decisions in business."
Auditing and corporate governance are of particular interest.
Lookman Buky Folami is a prolific researcher and writer, publishing on a potpourri of topics that share one thread – practicality. Cash management, risk management, and job satisfaction are frequent subjects of study, as is the role of financial expert witnesses.
Folami has run an active consulting practice, offering expert advice in forensic accounting.
MaryElla Gainor has been a term lecturer at Bryant University for 10 years and has taught as an adjunct faculty member for an additional 19 years. She has several years of industry experience, both in accounting and operational management, and prides herself on bringing these real-world examples into the classroom.
Elena Precourt is an Assistant Professor of Accounting. After years of working in auditing and corporate accounting Elena went back to school to earn her Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Rhode Island in 2014. Elena's research focuses on mergers and acquisition, financial analysts’ recommendations and forecasts.
Kathy is a CPA who has won three awards for Outstanding Teaching in Business given by the University and also the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Alumni Association. She has been President of the RI Society of CPAs and has served on the AICPA’s Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) CPA Exam Subcommittee. She is also active in publishing.
Xiao received his PhD from Drexel University. His research activities focus on the role of financial reporting in capital markets, corporate governance and financial reporting quality.