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Mary Anne Basilone MS, MA, CPA, CFE

    Chair and Associate Professor, Accounting
    Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Management
    Associate Professor, Forensic Accounting
    Associate Professor, MBA

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 412.578.8763
Email: mabasilone@carlow.edu

  1. Biography
  2. Curiculum Vitae
  3. Publications

Mary Anne Basilone, CPA, CFE, is the Chair of the Accounting and Forensic Accounting programs at Carlow University.  She is an Associate Professor and has taught at Carlow for 12 years.  Prior to that, she taught as an adjunct professor at CCAC, Point Park and Carlow while raising her five children with her husband.  She began her career in public accounting working at one of the Big 4 accounting firms. She was also a Controller at a finance Company before moving into academia.

Mary Anne teaches in the undergraduate accounting/forensic accounting programs and the graduate Masters in Fraud and Forensic (MFF) program and the MBA program.  In 2012 she attended the FBI Citizen’s Academy. Then in 2013, Mary Anne completed a sabbatical at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Fraud Investigation Unit, where she was involved in detecting and investigating fraud/white collar crime cases.   

Mary Anne recently headed a team of faculty who conducted an extensive program review of the curriculum of the accounting and forensic accounting undergraduate programs. She is currently the coordinator of the IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education) accreditation process.

Mary Anne is the Vice President of the ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) Pittsburgh Chapter.  She also participates in the PICPA (Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants) Community Involvement committee.

 

 

EDUCATION:
2006 Master of Arts in Educational Praxis, Carlow University
2003 Master of Science in Management and Technology (MMT), Carlow University
1977 Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Robert Morris University
1974 Associate of Science, Accounting, Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

ACCREDITATION:
1980 Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Pennsylvania
2011 Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2015 PICPA Educator Conference (July 10, 2015). Hersey, PA
2015 ACFE (June 14-June 19). 26th Annual ACFE Fraud Conference. Baltimor,e MD
2015 IACBE Annual Conference (April 2015). Baltimore, MD
2014 ACFE monthly CPE meetings Pittsburgh, PA
2014 GYF (Grossman Yanak and Ford LLP) Annual CPE Event (November 2014.) Pittsburgh, PA
2014 PICPA Educator Conference (July 2014). Hersey, PA
2013 ACFE monthly CPE meetings Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Sabbatical – DA Investigative Unit – Fall semester 2012 Pittsburgh, PA
2013 AICPA Forensic Accounting Educational Certificate Program, 19 on-line modules
2013 Schneider Downs (July 18, 2013). 2013 Not-for-profit symposium. Pittsburgh, PA
2013 LexisNexis, (July 17, 2013). Evidence management & presentation for forensic accountants. Webinar
2013 Tk20 Webinar Series. (July 16, 2013). The Journey: building a robust assessment plan where others have failed. Webinar
2013 ACFE (June 23-28). 24th Annual ACFE Fraud Conference. Las Vegas, NV
2012 ACFE monthly continuing education meetings. Pittsburgh, PA
2012 FBI Citizens Academy eight week program
2011 ACFE (June 12-17). 22nd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference. San Diego, CA
2011 ACFE self study course for CFE certification
2011 ACFE. (January 19, 2011). Ethics in the Business Environment. Pittsburgh, PA
2010 GYF (Grossman Yanak and Ford LLP) Day of Continuing Professional Education. (November 11). Pittsburgh, PA
2010 ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).(November 12-13). Annual conference for ACBSP members. Harrisburg, PA
2010 Michael Dolence, consultant, Curriculum Centered Strategic Planning Process with RIO and RLO instruction. Pittsbugh, PA
2009 Cenage Learning. (November 18). Using technologies for supplementing instruction in accounting courses. Webinar session.
2009 PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). (January 12-13) “Are You Ready for IFRS? Moving Beyond the Basics.” Pittsburgh, PA.
2009 Deloitte and Touche. (January 14). IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).Webinar session.
2009 Corliss, David. Director, Special Assessment Projects at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. (April 1). “Strategies for Identifying and Writing Program-Level Learning Outcomes,” webinar session.
2008 PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants. (November 12). International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Pittsburgh, PA.
2008 Houghton Mifflin. (February 28-March 1). Conference on Accounting Education,“Meeting the Challenges of Today’s Students.” Orlando, FL.
2008 PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants. (April 30). Quickbooks for Accountants. Pittsburgh, PA.
2008 McGraw-Hill. (October 15). “Best Practices for Engaging Students in Financial Accounting.” webinar session.
2008 Teaching Excellence Workshop. (November 5). University of Pittsburgh.
2006 Graduate & Professional School Enrollment Management Corporation. (August 3-4). “How to Recruit Graduate Students.” Boston, MA.
2005 PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants. (July 22). “MBA in a Day.” Pittsburgh, PA.
2005 PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants. (June 16). “Speak Up! Tips for Making Dynamic Presentations.” Pittsburgh, PA.
2005 ABC Network, Control and Change your Life, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 Cohen & Grigsby. (November 3). “Doing Business Internationally.” Pittsburgh, PA.
2003-present Numerous Instructional Technology courses, Carlow University.
1980-2003 Numerous PICPA and AICPA continuing education classes needed to keep my CPA certification active.

EXPERIENCE:
2003-Present Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA
2010-present Associate Professor
2011-present Chair, Accounting and Forensic Accounting Programs
2010-2011 Co-Director, Master of Business Administration
2003- 2009 Assistant Professor
2009-2010 Interim Chair, Business Management Program, School of Mgt
2007-2008 Director, Master of Business Administration
2003-2007 Director, Master of Science in Management and Technology

Courses taught:
Graduate level:
Financial Planning and Analysis
Ethics
Global Technologies/Business
Financial Statement Examination
Audit Procedures for Detecting Fraud
Overall student evaluation rating: 4.8 (5.0 scale)

Undergraduate level:
Principles of Accounting 1 and 2
Intermediate Accounting 1
Principles of Finance
Accounting Information Systems
Internship/Practicum/Research
Managerial Cost Accounting
Business Communications
Human Resource Management
First Year Experience (FYE)
Overall student evaluation rating: 4.7 (5.0 scale)

Administration:
Chair, Accounting and Forensic Accounting programs
Co-directed the MBA program
Participated in the development of the new
Master of Science in Fraud and Forensic degree program
Directed Master of Science in Management and
Technology (MMT) program (four years)
Directed MBA program (through first year of implementation)
Conducted curriculum Reviews for MMT Program
Implemented curriculum changes for MMT Program Interviewed MMT and MBA candidates
Participated in MMT and MBA Open House Events
Participated in MMT and MBA Orientation Programs
Participated in curriculum Review for BSM program
Developed new courses: Managerial Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
Linked course-BSM108/ACC105
Interviewed and hired adjunct faculty for MMT/MBA
Participated in development of:
MBA program and curriculum
MMT to MBA (second degree) program and curriculum
PRL to MBA (second degree) program and curriculum
Executive MBA program (EMBA)
Schedule MMT and MBA courses
Address student grievances

Advising:
Undergrad Accounting Students (2011 to present)
Graduate Students: (2003-2011) 75-100 students from:
MMT program
MBA program
PRL to MBA(second degree program)
MMT to MBA(second degree program)
Undergrad Students: (2009) 30 students from the School of Management 


1983-2003 Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), Point Park University, Carlow University
Adjunct Faculty
Courses taught: Accounting Principles 1 and 2
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Computerized Accounting
Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2
Hospitality Accounting
Payroll and Tax Accounting 


1981-1982 Signal Finance Corporation
Controller
Responsible for supervising a 5 person Accounting Department, Financial Statement preparation, Coordination of financial functions with Treasurer, Development and implementation of Internal control procedures surrounding purchasing and payables and journal entry approval processes.

1977-1981 PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Auditor
Staff and Senior level positions
Responsible for audit testing of several organizations and supervision of audit staff.




SERVICE TO CARLOW UNIVERSITY

Committees:

University: Policy, Assessment and Curriculum 2014-present

Graduate: Policies and Procedures, Chair 2004-2013
Curriculum 2006- 2010
Colloquium 2003-2010
Skills 2008-2009
Doctoral Studies 2003-2005

Undergraduate: Grievance 2010-present
Curriculum Centered Strategic Planning
(CCSP) process 2010-2013
Policies and Procedures 2014
Assessment 2009-2010
Scholarship Day 2007-2010

Faculty Senate member 2009-2011
Faculty Senate Compensation sub-committee co-chair 2009-2011
Faculty Representative to the BOD Finance Committee 2007-2011
Faculty Advisor to BLOC (Business Leaders of Carlow) 2010
Faculty Advisor to SIFE 2009-2010
Student Mentor for the new Retention Program 2010
MBA program development committee
EMBA program development committee

Search Committee member:
Executive Director for the Library and Learning Commons
Director for Center of Global Learning
School of Management Dean position
Full time faculty member for the accounting program
Full time faculty member for the MFF program
Professional Leadership Graduate program faculty member
School of Management faculty member
School of Management faculty member and Chair Position
VP of Finance and Operations

Mentor:
Cory Maloney, Assistant professor, School of Management
Rachel Chung, Instructor, School of Management

IACBE Coordinator for new accreditation process 2014-present
Coordinator of Assessment Learning Outcomes project for School of Management programs
Coordinator of ACBSP accreditation efforts for the School of Management
College in High School (CHS) program team – Work with various High School
Accounting faculties to determine if the high school accounting curriculums meet our Principles of Accounting course requirements. Responsible for reviewing the syllabi, determining necessary modifications, working with high school faculty to develop the curriculum to satisfy our requirements.
Admissions event participant – Meet with prospective students to discuss the School of Management curriculum
Graduate School open house participant – Meet with prospective graduate students interested in the MBA program.
Representative of Carlow University - Accounting Consortium Program. This programs goal is to bring together college students and prospective employers for internships and full time employment. This group connects academia with the corporate world.

SERVICE TO COMMUNITY:

PICPA Community Involvement Committee 2013-present
OSHER Life Long Learning presenter 2012-present
FBLA judge 2012, 2014
ACFE Vice President, Pittsburgh Chapter 2014-present
ACFE Training Director, Pittsburgh Chapter 2013-2014
ACFE Director, Pittsburgh Chapter 2013-2014
Vincentian Academy Board of Directors 2010-2012
Advisory Board member to CCAC 2008-present
Member of St. Sebastian Finance Council 1998-2004
Coordinator, Certificate Fundraising program St. Sebastian 1996-2003
St. Sebastian School Homeroom Parent 1989-2004
Member of North Hills Cheerleading Parent Association 1997-2010

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP:
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
ACFE, Pittsburgh Chapter
FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association

HONORS
The Max and Esther Sestili Award for Excellence in Teaching 2012
Outstanding MMT (Master of Science in Management and Technology) Student Award for Academic Excellence, Carlow University, 2003
Outstanding Instructor Tribute from MMT 2000 graduating class
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2002, nominated by former students
Outstanding Teacher Award, Community College of Allegheny County, 1988
Outstanding Teacher Award, Community College of Allegheny County, 1989

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Basilone, M.A. (2013, September). “Fraud in the Funeral Industry: What you are dying to know” presentation ACFE

Basilone, M.A. (2012, April). “Accounting Techniques Used in a Fraud Investigation.” presentation for Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Conference.

Basilone, M.A. (2011, November). “Fraud in the Funeral Industry: What You are Dying to Know” presentation for Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Basilone, M.A. (2011, October). “The Intersection of Ethical Responsibilities in Business” presentation for Western PA Chapter of PSPA

Basilone, M.A. (2011, May). “The Intersection of Ethical Responsibilities in Business” presentation for Allegheny Tax Society.

Basilone, M.A. (2010, November). “The Intersection of Ethical Responsibilities in Business” presentation Grossman Yanak and Ford LLP Day of Continuing Professional Education.

Basilone, M.A., Nicola, C. (2009, October). “Global Business and Sustainability: Using the SEPTE+C Model to Analyze the Impact of the Water Crisis.” South Dakota International Business Conference Proceedings, October, Refereed paper and refereed presentation. Presentation made via DVD

Basilone, M.A., Nicola, C. (2008, December). “World Water Crisis and Sustainability: Using the Vatican and United Nations’ Positions For Ethical Business Practices”, Society for the Advancement of management International Conference Proceedings, March, 2009, Refereed paper and refereed presentation.

“World Water Crisis and Sustainability: Using the Vatican and United Nations’ Positions for Ethical Business Practices,” Society for the Advancement of Management International Conference presentation, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-24, 2009. Refereed paper and refereed presentation.

“Global Water Crisis,” ECO Camp, Carlow University, June 23, 2009.

“Using the Vatican and United Nations’ Statements on Water: Sustainability in Business, Faculty Scholarship poster session. Carlow University, March 31, 2009.

“Can Ethics be Taught in Business Schools?” Graduate Colloquium: Research that Influence Practice, Carlow University, April 1, 2009.

Global Perspectives in Graduate Education Panel, Graduate Colloquium, Carlow University, March 31, 2009.

New Strategies in the Business Management Field, Faculty Development Panel, Carlow University, March 11, 2008.

“Workplace Ethics.” Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Regional Community of Pittsburgh Center, Pittsburgh, PA, July 25, 2007.

Basilone, M.A. (2006, May). “From Despair to Engagement: A Journey toward Scholarship.” Thesis paper for Master of Art in Educational Praxis.

“From Despair to Engagement: A Journey toward Scholarship.” Carlow University Master of Arts in Educational Praxis Thesis poster presentation, Carlow University, May, 2006

“Ice and Cream or Ice Cream: Scholarship and Teaching – Alone they are good but together they are better.” Think piece on critical issue in education, Spring, 2005

Joint presentation on Critical Issues in Education, Graduate Colloquium, Carlow University, April 5, 2005

“Where Am I”, Reflective essay, Master of Art in Educational Praxis, Fall, 2004