Dr. Donna Rapaccioli is Dean of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, where she holds the rank of University Professor.
As an administrator, Dr. Rapaccioli has earned a reputation for creating academic programs that emphasize applied learning, a global perspective, interdisciplinary thinking, and strong ties with industry. Her philosophy centers on business with purpose, grounded in the Jesuit-influenced principle that commerce should advance society in a greater way.
Dr. Rapaccioli's research interests lie in the area of earnings management and international accounting; she has published articles in academic journals and practitioner outlets and is the co-author of two book chapters. In her role as professor, Dr. Rapaccioli was selected by students to receive the outstanding teacher award. She has consulted for and lectured on accounting and finance topics at numerous financial institutions in New York City and serves as a director on the board of State Street Global Advisors Mutual Funds.
She earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration from Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business and her master's degree and PhD in accounting from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Dr. Rapaccioli serves on the Board of Trustees of Emmanuel College in Boston and the Graduate Management Admission Council Board, and she is a member of the Advisory Board for the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Fordham University's London Centre, the Steering Committee for Fordham's Consortium for Social Justice, and the Board of Advisors of the Fordham Corporate Law Center.