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​Joan ​Fico

Joan DiSalvio

Clinical Assistant Professor
Accounting and Taxation
Joined Fordham: 2015

General Information:
140 W. 62nd Street, Room 424,
New York, NY 10023



Joan Fico is a clinical assistant professor of accounting at the Gabelli School of Business. She teaches the Advanced Auditing course at the graduate level and has previously taught intermediate, financial, and managerial accounting. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Fico assisted with training new investment bankers at Bear Stearns and worked as an auditor at a multinational firm. She is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She is on the board of directors of Cornerstone Family Service, serving on the finance and audit committee, and is a past audit committee chair. Dr. Fico is a certified public accountant in both New York and New Jersey.

Dr. Fico graduated from Rutgers University with her BA, MBA, and PhD in accounting. Her research interests include CEO turnover, financial reporting, auditing, and earnings management. She has presented her research at professional accounting conferences.


  • PhD: Rutgers University
  • Master’s: Stevens Institute of Technology; MBA, Rutgers University
  • Bachelor’s: Rutgers University

Research Interests

  • Financial reporting
  • CEO turnover
  • Earnings management
  • Auditing


  • “SEC Guidance on Climate Change Risk Disclosures: An Assessment of Firm and Market Responses,” with Nina Dorata, Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management, October 2014.
  • “Lease Accounting Change: It’s Not Over Yet,” with Nina Dorata, Review of Business, December 2014.
  • “Properly Classifying Client Pharma Expenses,” with Paul Lynch, NJCPA Magazine, July/August 2014.
  • “The Ethics and Effectiveness of Double-Dipping Superintendents in Public School Districts,” with Nina Dorata and Cynthia Phillips, AAA Chicago Conference Proceedings (forthcoming August 2015).