MST Faculty

Iris Schneider, JD CPA

Program Director

Iris Schneider, JD, CPA, is a clinical associate professor of accounting and taxation, director of the MS in taxation program, and deputy director of the MS in accounting program at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. Prior to joining the Fordham faculty, she was an assistant professor of accounting and taxation at Lehman College and an adjunct assistant professor at the Gabelli School and at the Baruch College Zicklin School of Business.

Before entering academia, Professor Schneider had many years of experience working for Sony Corporation, Mitsui and Co. (USA), Inc., and Bunge Corporation as tax counsel and tax director, and in public accounting for Deloitte and Friedman LLP. She has extensive knowledge in domestic and international taxation, especially relating to the media and entertainment, commodities, and financial-services industries. In addition to tax research and planning, Professor Schneider represented large multinational corporations with respect to federal, state, and local large-case tax examinations. She is an attorney in New York State and New Jersey, as well as a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a past president of the Tax Executives Institute’s New York chapter.

Professor Schneider received her bachelor of science in accounting from Lehman College, CUNY, and her juris doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.


Stanley Veliotis

Associate Professor and Area Chair

Professor Veliotis is the chair of the Accounting and Tax Area and a co-director of the Gabelli School's Center for Professional Accounting Practices.

Before obtaining his PhD, Professor Veliotis worked at law firms on business litigation, corporate, and tax matters, and at two of the Big Four accounting firms. He spent nearly a decade in the Big Four, specializing in the taxation of international employee compensation, including stock compensation plans extended beyond a parent company's home country and expatriate issues. His law and CPA licenses have remained continuously active. He also holds the certified equity professional designation (currently inactive).

Professor Veliotis has presented at workshops and seminars held by the American Taxation Association, American Accounting Association, Global Equity Organization, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, and large accounting and tax firms. Empirical research areas in which he has published include insider trading, earnings management, and effect of tax law on taxpayer and market behavior. His policy work includes various inefficiencies of the tax law.