All of the faculty within the Accounting Department have practical business experience to supplement their academic degrees. The practical business experience enables the faculty to bring into the classroom what goes on in the real business world. On the academic side, our faculty have doctorate degrees from universities such as Bocconi University (Italy), Boston University, Case Western University, University of Connecticut, University of Georgia, Izmir University (Turkey), University of Minnesota, Nova Southeast University, Purdue University, and Washington University (St. Louis). Besides their emphasis on excellence in classroom teaching, most of our faculty are involved in additional activities such as writing college textbooks, publishing articles in professional journals, presenting research papers at national professional conferences, and performing consulting work for business firms in the Hartford area.