Since virtually all business decisions have a financial dimension, an understanding of the financial implications of a decision is crucial for effective management. Our program, ranked No. 12 in the country by College Factual, helps Finance students develop a problem-solving, decision analysis framework centered around value creation and serving the consumer.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

Dowling, Maura

Maura Ann Dowling

Lecturer, Finance
Faculty Suite G, Room 453

Financial planner and wealth consultant in industry as well as private practice. Experimenting with value-creation in client work that involves "client best interest" which means providing second opinions on products and strategies that others "sell" to clients. Began as financial advisor in major firm (UBS) then worked on wealth management model for entrepreneurial familes at a large regional CPA firm (DiSanto Priest). Product placement and assets-under-management create conflict-of-interest with typical business models - my work is to revaluate this.

Helping students understand concepts of the business and financial world from the classroom where they access highly ethical thinking framework - conventional to post-conventional.

Finance and Emotions, Diversity in Financial Firms, Chaos Modeling, Finance and Resource Depletion, Social Psychology of Firms, Fiduciary Portfolio Practices

  • American Creativity Association
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Certified Financial Planning Board
  • American Association of Individual Investors
  • Society for Organizational Learning
  • 2014, Creativity Fellows - co-Sponsor
  • 2014, Merit Award for Teaching
  • 2012, Creativity Fellowship
  • 1990, Ehrlich Fellowship
  • 1989, Pi Mu Epsilon Inductee

Dowling, M. A., Learning Creatively in a Student-Managed Fund, KIE Conference Publications, 2016.

Dowling, M., The Yoke of Finance.

Dowling, M. A., Shea, R., Hasseler, T., Enos, S., Embracing a Creative Praxis: The Creativity Fellows Program at Bryant University, KIE Conference Books, 2015.

Dowling, M., Shea, R., Terri, H., Enos, S., The Creative Mindset: The Bryant University Creativity Fellow Program, The Learner Collection, 2015.

Enos, S., Dowling, M. A., Shea, R., Hasseler, T. A., Embracing a Creative Practice: The Creativity Fellows and Bryant University.” , KIE, 2015.