Mary Ella Gainor
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.
Her areas of interest include active and experiential learning, flipping the classroom, and innovation in the classroom. Some of her presentations include "Teaching Internal Control through Active Learning", "Making it Real Yields Real Results: Converting Interns into Externs", "The ABC's of Standardizing Introductory Financial Accounting Courses", Crossing Interdisciplinary Boundaries with Peer to Peer Learning". B.S., M.B.A. Bryant University
MBA, Bryant University
BSBA, Bryant University
Precourt, E.,Gainor, M., Factors Affecting Classroom Participation and How Participation Leads to a Better Learning, Accounting Education: An International Journal.
Bline, D.,Gainor, M.,Zheng, X., The Effect of Active Learning Activities on Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Application, Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 2018.
Gainor, M.,Precourt, E., Taking Subjectivity out of Grading College Classroom Participation, Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 2017.
Gainor, M.,Trifts, J.,Duxbury, T., Increasing Active Learning in Accounting and Finance by Flipping the Classroom, Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 2016.
Gainor, M.,Bline, D.,Zheng, X., Teaching internal control through active learning, Journal of Accounting Education , 2014.
Witner, L.,Gainor, M., In the Age of a 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax, Still Advisable to Amortize Bond Premium, Journal of Taxation and Investment, 2014.
Bryant Merit Award for Teaching, 2019
Bryant Merit Award for Teaching, 2017
ODK (Omicron Delta Kappa) Honor Society Inductee, 2017
Honorary Coach of Bryant Womens Basketball Team, 2017
Bryant Merit Award for Teaching, 2013
Bryant's Contributing to Success Recognition, 2013
Honorable Mention - Bea Sanders Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011
Nominated for Bea Sanders Excellence in Teaching Award 2008, 2007
Diamond Sales Award, 2005
Continuous Quality Improvement Award, 1994
Undergraduate: Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, Financial Reporting I, Financial reporting II,Financial Reporting III
Graduate: Project Management for Accounting Leadership, Reporting and Controlling Resources
Classroom pedagogy, Experiential learning, Flipping the classroom, Active Learning
American Accounting Association
RI Association of Accounting Professors, Treasurer