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Donna M. Rapaccioli

Business faculty - Donna Rapaccioli

Dean; University Professor
Joined Fordham: 1987

General Information:
140 W. 62nd Street, Room 456,
New York, NY 10023

Email: gsbdean@fordham.edu

Biography

Dr. Donna Rapaccioli is Dean of the Gabelli School of Business and holds the rank of University Professor.

Dr. Rapaccioli serves on the Board of Trustees of Emmanuel College in Boston and the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) Board and is a Director on the State Street Global Advisors Mutual Fund Board. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Fordham University's London Centre, and as the chair of Fordham University’s Social Innovation Collaboratory.

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 several 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.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business and her master's degree and Ph.D. in Accounting from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Dr. Rapaccioli was recognized as a 2018 Honoree by the Columbus Citizens Foundation and by the National Italian American Foundation in 2013 for Special Achievements in Education.

Education

  • PhD: Accounting, New York University Stern School of Business
  • Master's: Accounting, New York University Stern School of Business
  • Bachelor's: Accounting, Fordham University College of Business

Research Interests

  • Earnings Management
  • International Accounting

Publications

  • “The Link Between Dividend Changes and Future Earnings” with Haim Mozes, The Journal of Financial Statement Analysis Spring 1998.
  • “Internationalizing the Advanced Accounting Course” with Patricia Williams and Walter O’Connor, Issues in Accounting Education Fall 1996.
  • “Earnings Manipulation and the Sale of Segments” with Dov Fried, Allen Schiff and Haim Mozes, Journal of Financial Statement Analysis Spring 1996.
  • “Earnings Announcements, Firm Size and Dividend Policy: An Analysis of the Relationship Between these Variables” with Haim Mozes, Journal of Financial Research Spring 1995.
  • “An Enhancement to IAS #8: Unusual Items, Prior Period Adjustments and Accounting Changes”, with Allen Schiff, The International Journal of Accounting December 1992 Cited in The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements by Fried, Sondi, and White 2002, 1999.
  • “Income Statement Classifications of Segment Sales” with Allen Schiff Accounting Horizons December 1991. Cited in The Financial Numbers Game by C. Mulford and E. Comiskey 2002 and The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements by Fried, Sondi, and White 2002, 1999.