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Acting Dean Joyce Strawser"I hope to continue the upward trajectory that the Stillman has been on for the last several years. I would like to continue the work that we have done to build a strong Stillman community and to develop closer ties to our alumni and other stakeholders."

Formerly associate dean of undergraduate and M.B.A. curricula, Joyce A. Strawser, Ph.D., has been appointed acting dean of the Stillman School of Business. She succeeds Karen Boroff, Ph.D., who served as dean for 10 years before stepping down and returning to the management faculty.

Strawser joined the faculty in 1995 and has taught courses in many of the subfields of accounting, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a faculty member, she earned awards for her excellence in teaching and service to students. She served as either advisor or co-advisor to the School's Beta Alpha Psi chapter since 2001, a role that has enabled her to build and maintain strong relationships with accounting alumni and professionals. In addition, her efforts were critical to the Accounting Department's achievement of initial accreditation by AACSB-International, and she also played a major role in helping to prepare for the School's successful maintenance of accreditation of its business programs.

Prior to her appointment at Seton Hall University, Strawser served for seven years as an assistant professor at the City University of New York - Baruch College. 

Strawser's research interest relates to both financial reporting and managerial accounting issues, particularly those that have significant social consequences or policy implications. She has authored or co-authored publications that have appeared in the CPA Journal, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Business Ethics, National Public Accountant, Research in Healthcare Financial Management and the Corporate Controller's Manual. She is also a co-author of papers on income tax topics which have been published in the Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly and Taxes - The Tax Magazine. Strawser also has co-authored two accounting textbooks and several published practice problem sets in basic and intermediate accounting topics.

She has provided advice and counsel to business schools seeking to develop learning outcomes assessment programs and has made several conference presentations on business program outcomes assessment. Strawser also has served as a member of the School of Business and Management Curriculum Committee at Thomas Edison State College since 2005, and has just accepted an invitation to serve on the Board of Trustees of The Center for Collaborative Change, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging and empowering community members to participate in generating innovative solutions to Newark's most urgent problems.

She earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in accounting from Louisiana State University.

Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked as a staff accountant for Arthur Andersen & Co. She has successfully completed the Uniform CPA Examination and is a member of the American Accounting Association.

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