Dr. Halsey teaches courses in Introductory, Intermediate
and Advanced Accounting at the undergraduate level and graduate courses in Financial
Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. He has been the recipient of
numerous teaching awards, including Professor of the Year at Babson College and
the Douglas Clarke Memorial teaching award at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Professor Halsey is the co-author of three text books: Financial
Statements: Construction, Analysis and Forecasts (1st edition—an
introductory undergraduate financial accounting text book), Financial
Accounting for MBAs (6th edition—the market leader in financial
accounting text books at the MBA level), and Advanced Accounting (now in
its 2nd edition).
Dr. Halsey’s research interests are in the area of
financial reporting, including firm valuation, financial statement analysis,
and disclosure issues. He has publications in Advances in Quantitative Analysis
of Finance and Accounting, The Journal of the American Taxation Association,
Issues in Accounting Education, The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting, the
CPA Journal, AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development Program, and in
other accounting and analysis journals.
Prior to assuming his current position as Faculty Director
of Babson’s MSA program in 2013, Dr. Halsey served as the Associate Dean and
Interim Dean of the undergraduate school (2011-2013), Chair of the Accounting
& Law Division (2010-2011), member of the Undergraduate Academic Policy
Committee (2014 to date), Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2008) and the
Faculty Senate (2008-2009), Chair of the Faculty Agenda Committee (2005-2008)
and numerous other senior committees.
In his professional career, Professor Halsey served as the
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a privately held
company with 150 retail locations and two manufacturing companies operating in
six states and as the Vice President and Senior Loan Officer for a five bank
holding company located in the Midwest in which he managed the commercial and
mortgage lending divisions.