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Cristina Alberti

  • Assistant Professor
Cristina T. Alberti, Ph.D., CPA is an assistant professor in the Accounting and Law division. She teaches auditing and financial accounting. Professor Alberti's research interests focus on how audit firm culture affects auditors' judgments and decisions, using qualitative and experimental research methods to do so. Her dissertation examines auditors' response to, and regulators' evaluation of auditors' response to, COVID-19. She also enjoys developing teaching cases that help students engage in data analytics in an auditing context. She has published in several academic journals, including the European Accounting Review. Professor Alberti received her Ph.D. in accounting from Bentley University. Prior to academia, she was an Assurance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). While at PwC, she spent most of her time working on public company audits in the technology and aerospace and defense industries.
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Weerapat Attachot

  • Assistant Professor of Practice
Weerapat (Go) Attachot joins Babson in the Division of Accounting & Law in the Fall 2016 semester. Born and raised in Thailand Go received his bachelor's degree, with first class honors, in Accounting from Thammasat University, located in the heart of Bangkok. After four years of experience as a corporate accountant with ExxonMobil Go moved to the United States in 2007 to further his education. He earned an MBA and a master's degree in Finance from the University of Tampa (Tampa, FL); he went on to earn a master's degree in Accounting & Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN). Go holds his Ph.D. in Accounting from University of North Texas (Denton, TX). At Babson Go teaches undergraduate accounting courses, primarily financial accounting. His teaching experience prior to joining Babson includes financial accounting (principles and intermediate) and cost accounting. His research interests lie primarily in the international financial accounting and reporting arena. Specifically, Go is interested in publicly-traded foreign (non-U.S.) firms – characteristics, regulation compliances, regulation choices, incentives/disincentives etc. – in the U.S. capital markets. His dissertation examines characteristics of foreign firms listed on U.S. Stock Exchanges and their corporate governance choices. While working for ExxonMobil in Thailand Go's responsibilities included a wide range of accounting tasks from journalizing transactions to auditing. He also regularly conducted training for non-accountants at other ExxonMobil affiliates in Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore. Go is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis (CSCA).
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Robert Barry

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Mr. Barry teaches Business Law at the undergraduate level. He is a graduate of Boston College where he majored in English. Later, he earned a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the Bar of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Barry had a distinguished career with the Federal Government having worked for 30 years with the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Barry worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 8 years. Mr. Barry also teaches International Business Law at Boston University's Metropolitan College and has taught Business Law at Boston University's Questrom School of Business.
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Deena Bernstein

  • Adjunct Lecturer
She is a 1988 graduate of Harvard College where she majored in Government. She then earned a law degree from Cornell Law School in 1991. She is a member of the Massachusetts, District of Columbia, Georgia and Florida Bars as well as several federal bars. For 13 years she worked as a Senior Trial Counsel for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission representing the SEC in courts throughout the United States. Prior to that she was in private practice at major firms in Washington, DC and Atlanta, Georgia.
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Jennifer Bingham

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Jennifer Bingham is a family law attorney with nearly twenty-three years of experience representing individuals in all aspects of divorce, including complex property division, business valuation, alimony, child support, child custody and antenuptial agreements. She recently transitioned her private practice to serve as a neutral provider assisting clients, attorneys and the Probate and Family Court serving as a Family Law Mediator, Arbitrator, Conciliator and Special Master resolving all aspects of Probate and Family Law disputes.
Jennifer is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and an AAML trained Family Mediator and court trained conciliator. On behalf of the AAML, she serves on the Board of Managers for the Massachusetts Chapter and the national Joint Task Committee between the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the AAML, as well as the Mediation, Arbitration and Negotiation Committees for the AAML. She is a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, the Academy of Professional Mediators, the Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section and Dispute Resolution Section and serves on the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Curriculum Advisory Committee charged creating and implementing educational programs for Massachusetts family law practitioners. Attorney Bingham has provided her expertise for many years through lecture and authoring materials in the area of family law for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Boston Bar Association, Boston College School of Law and Suffolk University Law School. In addition to her practice, she has provided leadership in a wide variety of legal and civic organizations.
Jennifer has been named a “Best Lawyer in America” and repeatedly has been selected by Boston Magazine as one of the Top Massachusetts Super Lawyers and one of the Top Women Massachusetts Super Lawyers. In 2019, Jennifer was honored as a Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly Top Women of Law.
Jennifer is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and New York Bar, and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and regularly appears before the Probate and Family Courts of Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth and Worcester Counties. Before entering private practice, Attorney Bingham served as a judicial law clerk to the Justices of the Probate and Family Court where she focused on family and probate law.
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Shay Blanchette Proulx

  • Professor of Practice
  • Anthony C. Caterino Accounting Term Chair
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 at PwC 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.
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Richard Block

  • Assistant Professor of Practice
Richard Block currently teaches managerial accounting in the undergraduate college. He previously taught managerial accounting and accounting information systems in Babson's Evening MBA and MSA programs, respectively.
Block is the former CFO to: a family-owned and recently sold $225 million residential and commercial heating oil and propane provider, and a privately-funded feature film production company, whose film is now streaming on Amazon Prime Pay-for-View as well as other similar sites.
Block has also served as the controller / treasurer of Terascala, a venture-funded manufacturer of high-performance parallel file system storage solutions, CFO of Avicon, a venture-funded supply chain and internet consulting firm, a partner at Tatum LLC, a national financial executive services firm providing interim financial management to companies in significant transition, and various senior management positions at Intel Massachusetts and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Block is a certified public accountant (CPA) and spent 6 years at Deloitte in both their audit / assurance and consulting departments.
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Matthew Cummings

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice
Matthew Cummings is an attorney and adjunct lecturer in Business Law at Babson College.
Prior to teaching at Babson, Matt taught classes at Bridgewater State University in Small Business Management and Contemporary Employee Relations. In addition to his academic work, Matt is a Senior Attorney at the firm of Vieira & DiGianfilippo, LTD in Easton, MA, which specializes in Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Business Law. Prior to joining that practice, Matt worked with multiple Boston law firms and state agencies before operating his own law practice for several years where assisted individuals and small business clients in a wide range of legal issues. Matt also currently serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Mansfield.
Matt received an BS in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Northeastern University and a JD, with a Pro Bono Excellence Distinction, from Boston College Law School.
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Mary Durkin

  • Assistant Professor
Mary Durkin is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting and Law division, and she teaches financial accounting. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and went on to work at Deloitte in the firm's assurance practice. Professor Durkin is a licensed CPA, and she was selected by the AICPA Foundation as a recipient of the 2011 Accounting Doctoral Scholars Fellowship. She completed her Ph.D. in accountancy at Bentley University in 2015. Prior to joining Babson, Professor Durkin served on the faculty at the University of San Diego, where she taught financial accounting and auditing. Her research interests are in the area of auditor judgment and decision making, with a focus on promoting professional skepticism and detecting client deception. She has published in several academic journals, including Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory and the Journal of Information Systems. She has twice received the Center for Audit Quality's Research Advisory Board grant recognizing the value of her research to the auditing profession. She is a member of the American Accounting Association and has presented her research at several national academic accounting conferences.
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Leslie Garbarino

  • Associate Professor of Practice
Leslie Garbarino is a professor, attorney, facilitator and startup executive.  Leslie is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Business Law and the Legal Advisor to the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College.

In addition to her academic work, Leslie runs her own startup consulting and corporate law practices.  Prior to starting her own businesses, Leslie was the President of Streetwise Media (now AmericanInno), a national digital media and events company focused on tech and innovation and the parent company of BostInno.  Leslie began her law career practicing at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, where she advised a variety of corporate clients, including investment funds, endowments, foundations, private companies and nonprofits. She also serves as a volunteer facilitator for WorkSmart Boston, an organization dedicated to teaching salary negotiation skills to women in Boston.

Leslie received an AB in Biological Sciences cum laude from Harvard University and a JD with Senior Research Honors from Northwestern University School of Law.  
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Thomas Greenaway

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Professional and industry experience
—Tom serves as a lead tax partner for firm clients, and he is a leader in KPMG's Tax Controversy & Dispute Resolutions practice.
—Tom has more than fifteen years of experience in federal and international income tax matters.
—Before joining KPMG, Tom practiced as an attorney in IRS Office of Chief Counsel.
—Tom is an active member of the American Bar Association Tax Section. He is Vice-Chair, CLE and the Liaison to the AICPA.

Selected Publications
—IRS PRACTICE & PROCEDURE DESKBOOK, Practicing Law Institute (7th Ed. 2021)—IRS Partnership Enforcement Ramps Up, Bloomberg Tax (2020)
—Practical Implications of Denial of Review in Altera v. Commissioner, Bloomberg Tax (2020)
—Examinations (The Audit Process), in Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS (7th Ed. 2018)
—A Simpler Debt-Equity Test, 66 Tax Lawyer 73 (2012)
—Mayo Foundation Cures Tax Myopia, Taxes (April 2011)
—Choice of Forum in Civil Tax Litigation, 62 Tax Lawyer 311 (2009)
—Worldwide Taxation, Worldwide Enforcement, 123 Tax Notes 561 (2009)
—Tom speaks regularly before organizations such as Tax Executives Institute
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Bob Halsey

  • Professor
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 two text books: Financial Accounting for MBAs (7th edition - the market leader in financial accounting text books at the MBA level), and Advanced Accounting (4th edition), both published by Cambridge Business Publishers.

Dr. Halsey's research interests are in the area of financial reporting, including financial statement analysis, and disclosure issues. He recently co-authored a case with Prof. Ryan Davies of Babson's Finance Division relating to Boston Scientific's use of Net Investment Hedges to create synthetic debt that has been submitted for publication. He also 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.

Dr. Halsey has served as the Chair of the Accounting & Law Division, Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the undergraduate school (2011-2013), Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program (2013-2015), 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
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Christopher Hennessey

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Chris Hennessey is Professor Emeritus of Law. Although retired from full time teaching, he continues to teach an elective to MBA students called Wealth Management. Chris was the academic dean of Babson College's undergraduate program for six years. Professor Hennessey has developed and taught courses in both the MBA and undergraduate programs at Babson. He was previously both Faculty Director and acting Co-Dean at Babson Executive Education, and was responsible for custom program design, program development and delivery, selection and coaching of faculty, and client relationships and business development. Professor Hennessey has taught finance including shareholder value, finance for the non-financial manager, mergers and acquisitions, economic value added, real options, and financial statement analysis. He also has taught corporate entrepreneurship with a focus on corporate venturing and strategy. Professor Hennessey has led and taught in numerous custom programs for such companies as Emcor, Siemens, American Express, Telenor, Pitney Bowes, Novell, Infineon, Sony, Allied Domecq, Hartford Financial Services, Smith's Group, and others. He has taught in most areas of the world including the United States, England, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Canada. Professor Hennessey has written cases on business management for use in custom programs. His current research issues are in the areas of shareholder value, economic value added, and corporate entrepreneurship. He has published articles on estate planning, taxes, and investments. Professor Hennessey has been quoted numerous times in print and has been a guest on television and radio. Professor Hennessey, although no longer active, co-founded a registered investment advisory firm. Currently he is a member of the Business Advisory Group for Putnam Investments, a leading mutual fund company. In that role he speaks to financial advisors and their clients on wealth management topics. Chris is on the board of trustees of a private college and has served as an advisor or board member to a number of businesses.
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Nicole Heron

  • Assistant Professor
Nicole Heron is an assistant professor in the Accounting and Law division. She earned her Ph.D. in Accounting at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College – CUNY, and both her MBA with a concentration in accounting and her bachelor's degree in accounting and philosophy from the University of Scranton's Kania School of Management. Prior to joining Babson College, Professor Heron was a Fulbright research scholar, worked as a corporate accountant, and was on the faculty at Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School.
Professor Heron's main teaching interests are in managerial and cost accounting, and she has taught courses in both areas at the undergraduate and graduate level. She cares deeply about the student experience in her classroom and was awarded the Outstanding Sawyer Business School Faculty Member of the Year in 2020 due in large part to her passion for teaching and dedication to creating an environment that fosters student learning.
Professor Heron's primary research interests include corporate social responsibility (CSR) and executive compensation. In her dissertation, she examined the relationship between CEO compensation and CSR disclosure type and quality. She has also studied how the accounting literature defines and measures CSR disclosure quality, as well as its antecedents and outcomes, identifying gaps in the literature for future study. She also works on audit-related research, including the provision of CSR assurance, as well as pedagogical research, focusing on developing case studies for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses. Professor Heron's work has been published in Journal of Accounting Literature, Journal of Business Ethics, Issues in Accounting Education, and Corporate Ownership & Control.
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Paul Juras

  • Professor
  • Jefferson Vander Wolk Professor of Management, Accounting and Operational Performance
Paul Juras, a professor of accountancy, is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license from NY. He teaches managerial accounting and strategic cost management courses in the full-time MBA program, evening MBA program and the blended-learning MBA program. He has also taught in the undergraduate program. Before joining the Babson Faculty he taught at Wake Forest University, where he was a tenured professor. Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies, he worked for Deloitte Haskins and Sells. Juras has expertise in strategic management accounting. He has published articles in many journals, including the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, The CPA Journal, and Strategic Finance and his current research interests focus on contemporary cost management systems. Currently he is a co-author of a cost management text that is in its 8th edition. He is a member of the Global Board of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and was selected to the the Global Chair for 2020-21. Juras was the 2017-19 Chair of the ICMA Board of Regents, the organization responsible for the internationally recognized CMA certification. He was also a Chair of the IMA Research Foundation. He has been active in the American Accounting Association and served as associate editor of the IMA Education Case Journal for ten years.
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Cheryl B. Kirschner

  • Teaching Professor
Cheryl Kirschner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Babson College. She received a B.A. from the University of Rochester in English and Political Science and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. At Babson, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Law and International Business Law. She was awarded the Babson College Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and is involved in curriculum development and revision. She also served as Editor-in-Chief for the Babson Case Publishing Center. The Academy of Legal Studies in Business awarded her the Best International Case prize in 2008 for her best-selling case, Zidane's Last Red Card. She co-authored a textbook, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business: An Integrated Approach, by Ferrera, Alexander, Wiggins, Kirschner and Darrow, for which the third edition is forthcoming. She has taught offshore course in South Africa and in Tanzania and maintains a strong interest in global education and global citizenship.
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Julia Kokina

  • Associate Professor
Julia Kokina is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Accounting and Law division. She teaches managerial accounting to both undergraduate and graduate students at Babson. Her research interests are in accounting information systems and auditing. Her research in accounting information systems focuses on user interactions with internal control monitoring systems, with an emphasis on automated alerts. Her research in auditing examines audit fee discounting in first year audit engagements. A paper she co-authored was published in May 2014 issue of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Accounting, and a master's degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso. She received her doctoral degree in 2014 also from the University of Texas at El Paso. Julia is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to academia, she was a Senior Auditor at a local CPA firm. ​
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Gene Kovacs

Professor Kovacs earned his B.S. degree in Finance and Economics at Babson College, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Accounting. During his professional career, he has worked in equity research at JPMorgan, performed consulting and auditing services at PwC, and worked for 15 years in economic consulting for the Analysis Group and his own firm. Prior to joining Bryant University in 2018, he was on the accounting faculty at California State University – Long Beach and is now teaching at Babson College. His primary teaching interests include financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and other finance-related topics. His other teaching experience covers several different audiences including Harvard Law School; Columbia MBA and Executive programs; Major Law Firms; and Corporate Staff.
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Benjamin Luippold

  • Professor
  • Division Chair
Ben Luippold is a Professor in the Accounting and Law division. He mainly teaches courses related to using accounting information for decision making in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching at Babson is particularly special for Professor Luippold, as he is an alumnus of Babson's undergraduate program (BS 2001). Therefore, he is a product of its integrated and entrepreneurial curriculum. Professor Luippold's research interests focus on how accounting information affects the judgments and decisions of managers, auditors, investors, etc. His dissertation examined how managers may attempt to manage the audit by diverting auditors away from discovering managed earnings. He has published in several academic and practitioner journals including, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (AJPT), Behavioral Research in Accounting, the Journal of Accountancy, and the Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance. In addition, he has presented his research and served as a discussant for other research papers at several conferences. He serves on the editorial board of AJPT, and he regularly reviews for other academic journals. Professor Luippold holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2009). Prior to joining Babson, he served on the faculty at Georgia State University (GSU), where he primarily taught Auditing and Assurance Services to accounting majors. Before entering a PhD program, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in its Assurance and Global Risk Management Solutions divisions.
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Brigitte Muehlmann

  • Professor
Dr. Muehlmann, Professor, a past Chair of the Accounting & Law Division, teaches financial and sustainability reporting and analysis and co-teaches Doing Business Globally: Highways and Landmines, in which she integrates her international subject area knowledge in accounting, taxation, valuation and learning with entrepreneurial leadership. She has authored more than 100 publications. Dr. Muehlmann has worked with Babson alumni since 1992 when she transferred from Ernst & Young's Vienna office, where she provided professional services including the role of temporary CEO, to the entrepreneurial services team in Boston. She developed an expertise in the analysis and valuation of unique intangibles as a member of the global tax team at PwC in Boston and the strategy practice at A.T. Kearney in New York before turning to a full-time career in academia.

Brigitte is a humanist at heart, an accountant by profession, an enthusiastic entrepreneurial leader, a dynamic systems thinker, and a practical philosopher. A pioneer in the integration of business method patents into accounting scholarship, she focuses her scholarly activities on creating and sharing global knowledge about design and opportunities for both human and technological innovation in accounting solutions and education. Her research has been published in Scientometrics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, Tax Notes International, IBFD Bulletin for International Taxation, Tax and Business Review International, Fraud Magazine, as well as Internal Auditing. She also writes the column "Email from Boston" for the German-language CFO aktuell magazine.

Professor Muehlmann is a recipient of the Cook Prize, which is the foremost recognition of an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting. Her projects "Sustainability at Interface, Inc.: Applying the qualitative characteristics of useful financial information to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor data", "Cultivating the Five Minds for the Future in a Tax Course" and "The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global World of Taxation" have been recognized with the Mark Chain/Federation of Schools of Accountancy Graduate Teaching Innovation Award and with the American Taxation Association/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award. She is a recipient of the American Accounting Association's Outstanding Educator Award for achievements in education in the field of strategic and emerging technologies in accounting and the Competitive Manuscript Award in forensic accounting, the Gregory Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence, as well as several best teacher and best conference paper awards.

Dr. Muehlmann serves as a Director of, Inc. (CRMZ), as Vice President - Technology of the International Fiscal Association, USA Branch, Chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee of the American Taxation Association, and as an apprentice in angel investing. A dual Austrian-American citizen, she holds Ph.D. and MSBA degrees from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), where she studied economic and social sciences with concentrations in accounting and entrepreneurship. Over time, Dr. Muehlmann added a Master of Science in Taxation, certifications in Public Accounting (CPA), Entrepreneurship Education, and Transformational Neurocoaching credentials to her portfolio.
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David Nersessian

  • Professor
Dr. David Nersessian is a Professor of Law at Babson College, where he teaches Business Law and Public International Law. He earned his D Phil (PhD) in Law from Oxford University, where his research concentrated in public international law and human rights. He earned his JD magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law and his BSBA summa cum laude from Boston University's Questrom School of Business.

Prior to completing his doctoral work, Dr. Nersessian practiced as a corporate litigator for six years with several large law firms, representing clients in complex disputes in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and private arbitrations throughout the United States. He later spent five years as vice president, trustee, and general counsel of an international educational nonprofit.

Before joining Babson, Professor Nersessian spent many years at Boston University in a variety of teaching and leadership roles. He was Assistant Dean of Global Programs and a Senior Lecturer at the Questrom School of Business as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Law at BU's School of Law. He also served as the founding Executive Director of Questrom's Susilo Institute for Ethics in a Global Economy. Prior to joining BU, he was Executive Director of Harvard Law School's Center on the Legal Profession and a Supreme Court Fellow at the US Supreme Court, where he worked for the Chief Justice's chief of staff. Before that he taught Criminal Law for St. Edmund Hall and St. Benet's Hall at Oxford University.

Professor Nersessian's current research and consulting work leverages his expertise in human rights, legal and business ethics, new technologies, and managing legal and ethical risk in corporate settings to consider: (i) digital innovation and the ethical development of new technologies, (ii) corporate governance and effective processes and communications in business and higher education settings, and (iii) the implications of Babson's Integrated Sustainability concepts to higher education and corporate contexts.

In addition to his full-time teaching and research, Dr. Nersessian also devotes significant time to higher education leadership at Babson. Representative contributions include:

- Extensive service on the faculty senate, chairing its Senate Executive Committee during periods of considerable change and challenge (eg, Covid-19 and major leadership transitions) and enhancing accountability through restructured and reorganized senate processes and through improved transparency and information sharing
- Fundraising to support faculty interests through extensive collaboration with college leadership and development colleagues and service as the faculty representative on the college's Board of Trustees Advancement Committee
- Leading comprehensive, years-long processes to assess/improve shared governance as SEC chair and through subsequent service on the COACHE faculty survey committee
- Leadership on major committees, including Babson's Appointments Decision Making Body (tenure and promotion committee), Integrated Sustainability and Globalization task forces, and a strategic initiative to develop new titles/roles and a more robust career paths for Babson's non-tenure-track Professors of Practice / Teaching
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Norm Richter

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Before joining Babson as lecturer, Norm was the chief tax executive for three large publicly traded multinational corporations, each in different industries (diversified industrial, pharmaceuticals/biotech, medical devices). Prior to working in industry, Norm worked in all three branches of the Federal government in various tax roles. In Washington, D.C., he led the international tax counsel group in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, served as majority tax counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, and clerked for a judge of the U.S. Tax Court. Norm also was adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School, and currently is Lecturer at Boston University Law School. Before joining the staff of the Senate Finance Committee, Norm was a tax attorney with the Steptoe & Johnson law firm in Washington, D.C.. He graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Deborah Schreiber

  • Adjunct Lecturer
I love being a lawyer, especially a litigator. I bring this enthusiasm to my classroom and my students enjoy this. Another part of my law practice that is not reflected on my resume is animal rights law, specifically, veterinary malpractice and dangerous dog litigation. I bring my world of law into the classroom, sharing my cases with the class to illustrate that the law involves a lot of ethics. This keeps things lively and invites questions that straight textbook learning does not.
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Aaron Shimoff

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Aaron Shimoff joins Babson as an Adjunct Lecturer in Accounting following his graduation from Babson with an MBA. After attending Brandeis University for his undergraduate degree, Aaron successfully started, ran, and sold two technology businesses. ​
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Kimberly Silva

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice
Ms. Silva is a lifelong entrepreneur. After working briefly in public accounting, she ventured out on her own, providing accounting and financial management guidance to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. After discovering a knack and passion for fraud, she steered her services in that direction. She spent a year working in the AML (anti-money laundering) internal audit department at U.S. Bank while they were under consent order by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Kim has also worked False Claims Act (FCA) cases and helped a large regional bank institute their Beneficial Ownership policies and procedures.
A passionate supporter of accounting education, Kim serves on multiple volunteer committees for the AICPA Academic Initiatives program, and currently offers CPA prep services to companies and individuals.
Kim holds a BS in Accountancy from Providence College, MS in Financial Crime and Compliance from Utica College, is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Management at Pace University, with a research focus on financial crime.
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Virginia Soybel

  • Associate Professor of Practice
Ginny Soybel teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis in the graduate, undergraduate and executive education programs at Babson College. She has participated in multiple curriculum design initiatives there, focused primarily on integrating functional disciplines so that students learn how to combine concepts and tools most effectively to solve complex business problems. Professor Soybel earned her M.B.A. and Ph.D. at Columbia University and her B.A. in American History at Williams College. Before joining the Babson College faculty, she taught at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Professor Soybel's research focuses on the effects of strategic decisions and reporting method and disclosure choices on corporate financial performance and on the history and process of accounting standard-setting. She has co-authored several instructional cases with Profs. Muehlmann and Turner and enjoys developing pedagogical materials. Her publications include articles in Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. She teaches financial reporting and statement analysis at introductory and advanced levels for Fidelity Investments and Putnam Investments.
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Adam Sulkowski

  • Professor
Adam's +50 publications on business, law, and sustainability are available through the links below. He advises through MIT Enterprise Forum CEE and elsewhere, and has initiated sustainability reporting for organizations. He has visited +115 countries. Resulting insights have been published or cited in the following: - USA Today (from Iraqi Kurdistan on the ISIS front in 2016) - Medium plus HuffPost, Inc. magazine, MSN, The Times of India, Science Daily, and Cities Today, among others news sources. Adam invites you to connect on Twitter (@adam_sulkowski) and Linked In. His CV and personal blog are available at and he blogs for Babson Blogs.
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Amy Weil

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Ms. Weil is a founding partner with the law firm of Kertzman & Weil, LLP and has practiced law in Wellesley since 1994, following two years at a Boston law firm. Amy graduated in 1987 with a B.S. in Business Management and Communications from Babson College and received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1992. She is a member of the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. She is a former member of the Executive Board of the Babson College Alumni Association and is currently Vice Chair of Babson's Board of Overseers. Ms. Weil is also an adjunct professor in the Accounting and Law Department at Babson where she teaches business law. She was the recipient of the 2013 Cruickshank Alumni Leadership Award, which is given in recognition of her commitment to volunteerism at Babson. Ms. Weil and her family reside in Needham. ​ ​
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Peter Wilson

  • Associate Professor of Practice
Peter Wilson currently serves on the faculty of Babson College where he teaches courses in financial reporting and financial statement analysis in the Accounting and Law Division.  He has served as the Executive Director of Graduate Blended Learning Programs at Babson overseeing Babson's Blended Learning MBA program delivered on campuses in Wellesley and San Francisco. 
Dr. Wilson has over 25 years of experience as both an administrator and teacher at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Prior to coming to Babson, Dr. Wilson spent 19 years at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business where he was a member of the accounting faculty and also served as the Executive Director of Executive MBA Programs. During his time at Duke, Dr. Wilson participated in the launch of three separate blended learning executive MBA programs as well as the design and delivery of the school's first completely virtual management development program to an IT business services firm in India.

Dr. Wilson has also designed and taught a wide range of corporate education programs on issues related to financial analysis, cost management, corporate strategy and management. He has led executive seminars around the world including presentations throughout Europe, Russia, India, Asia, and South America.

Prior to his time at Duke, Dr. Wilson taught at the Stern School of Business at New York University in the graduate and undergraduate programs and also served as the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Accounting, Taxation and Business Law.

Dr. Wilson holds a BA degree in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA degree from UNC-Greensboro, and a Ph.D. degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.​
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