Shay Blanchette Proulx

Senior Lecturer

MSA Faculty Director
Academic Division: Accounting & Law


Professor Blanchette taught as an adjunct in 2006 and 2007 and has joined the Babson faculty full time in 2011. Prior to joining Babson, she was an Assurance Partner with the Boston PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Company Services Practice. She has over twenty years of experience in public accounting, serving a wide range of companies in the retail, manufacturing and professional services industries. She spent the last twelve years focusing on family owned and other privately held companies. She has assisted many organizations in addressing issues such as initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financings and recapitalizations and complex accounting matters, and has provided timely advice on ways to ensure internal controls keep pace with organizational changes. She has assisted her clients through various business cycles including the transition from private to public ownership, growth by strategic acquisitions and expanding internationally. She was the PwC recruiting partner for Babson College for ten years. She received the Babson College Distinguished Service Alumni Leadership Award in 2003. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Babson College
  • BS, Babson College

Academic Interests

Accounting; Auditing; Business Analysis; Financial Reporting

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 - Faculty Advisor of the Year, Babson College
  • 2014 - Women to Watch Award Experienced Leaders, Massachusetts Society of CPAs/American Institute of CPAs


Degree Courses 2017-2018

Degree Courses 2016-2017



  • Blanchette , S. (2016, May) Reshaping the Workplace: Managing Millennials and Employer Expectations., pp. 10-13. Boston Ma: Massachusetts Society of CPA's. link


  • Initial evidence of digital labor in accounting: Innovation with robotic process automation
    Kokina, J., Blanchette Proulx, S. Initial evidence of digital labor in accounting: Innovation with robotic process automation 2nd Annual Babson Faculty Research Day, Babson College (2018)
  • “An Entrepreneurial Approach to Teaching Introductory Accounting”;
    Fetters, M., Blanchette Proulx, S. “An Entrepreneurial Approach to Teaching Introductory Accounting”; Teaching Craft and Learning Conference: American Accounting Association--Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il (2015)