Deirdre Collier

Deirdre Collier

Associate Professor of Accounting,
Department of Accounting, Taxation, and Law



  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting, Seminar in Accounting and Auditing Cases


  • Accounting history, particularly developments in the late 19th century into the early 20th century
  • Case studies Accounting and ethics Behavioral accounting


  • BA, College of William and Mary
  • MBA, Columbia University
  • PhD, Rutgers University

Academic Profile

CPA earned in 1986, NYS. Corporate experience primarily in financial services: P&L work, general ledger maintenance & development, cost allocations, and budgeting; VP at Goldman Sachs, controllers department.

Selected service at school: advisor for Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) the honors society for financial information students since inception at FDU; member of Assessment of Learning (AoL) committee for 9 years, including 3 as chair; member of College Personnel Review Committee.

Selected service at university: member of Faculty Senate, including serving as president 2019-2020.

Member of editorial board for Accounting History; member of Accounting History section of American Accounting Association. Published in diverse business history and accounting academic journals.

Proudest achievement in teaching: selected by honors students as 2nd Honors Program Teacher of the Year in 2018.

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