Donna Rapaccioli, PhD is dean of the Gabelli School of Business and holds the rank of University Professor. She 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.
Her research interests lie in the areas of earnings management and international accounting; she has published book chapters, articles in academic journals, and practitioner outlets. 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 served on the board of trustees of Emmanuel College in Boston and currently serves on the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) Board. She 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 oo-chair of Fordham University’s Social Innovation Collaboratory.
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.