Mike volunteers his time to several not-for –profit organizations and sits on several boards. He has served on the board of the St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Children’s Special Needs Services for the last 10 years. This organization helps children and adults who have multiple disabilities. Mike is a honorary member of the Trumbull Center Volunteer Fire Co. # 1 and was an active volunteer firefighter for many years in the town of Trumbull. He served as a commissioner for the town’s emergency medical services.
I have an MBA from the University of Connecticut and have been a Connecticut CPA for 32 years, and have been with the University of New Haven since 1981. Previously, I was a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Hartford where I was the auditor in charge of many large multinational companies based in Connecticut. My audit experience with Andersen involved him with companies in the insurance, real estate, manufacturing, not-for-profit and construction industries.
I teach primarily at the undergraduate level. My course load includes the intermediate accounting sequence, advanced accounting and auditing and assurance services performed by accountants in public accounting firms.
I have actively been able to place students in career positions with multinational public accounting firms over the years. Many former students have become partners in accounting firms and officers in major corporations. I enjoy working with the undergraduate students and advising them not only on an academic level, but also on making choices for their careers in accounting once they move on.
I have a pilot’s license and am rated to fly high performance aircraft. I also enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family in Vermont.
Prospective students and parents should take a good look at what the University of New Haven’s accounting program has to offer. We are a growing institution but still small enough to give our students the personal attention that they sometimes need. The University of New Haven is a good choice for the study of accounting and we have had many successful graduates over the years.
My favorite thing about the University of New Haven is that it has taken a giant step forward over the past 10 years or so. We used to be a school primarily for commuters and, with effective leadership, successfully made the transition to a full service resident institution.
I am an accounting practitioner as well as a professor. My experience has enabled me to keep current on technical changes which have rapidly taken place in the accounting profession over the years. Collectively, my fellow accounting faculty are able to use their experience to relate to the students in the classroom. They relate academic theory to the real world.