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Dr. Bruce Caster joined the Siena College faculty in Fall 2016 as an Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Law.  He earned a B.A. (Psychology) from Swarthmore College and both a MACC (Accounting) and a PhD (Business Administration) from The University of Georgia.  Prior to joining the faculty at Siena College, Dr. Caster taught accounting for 26 years at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia and for five years at Utica College in Utica, New York.  Here at Siena College, Dr. Caster teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in financial accounting.  Dr. Caster is a member of the American Accounting Association, the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma, and Beta Alpha Psi, the Honors Organization for Financial Information Professionals. 

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Business Administration [Accounting] The University of Georgia
M.Acc. Accountancy The University of Georgia
B.A. Psychology Swarthmore College

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2016 - Now Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Law Siena College
2014 - 2016 Coordinator of Accounting Programs and Director of the MBA in Accounting Utica College
2011 - 2016 Associate Professor of Accounting Utica College
2005 - 2011 Professor of Accounting and Finance Valdosta State University
1993 - 1997 Director of the Master of Accountancy Program Valdosta State University
1991 - 2005 Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance Valdosta State College
1985 - 1991 Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance Valdosta State College

Articles & Book Reviews

  • A Case Discussion Of The New Revenue Recognition Rules
    Clute International Academic Conference on Business San Francisco
    August, 2018
  • The FIFO-LIFO Case: Reporting and Analyzing Inventory Transactions
    International Business Education Conference
    August, 2015
  • CPA Firms' Hiring Preferences and the 150-hour Educational Requirement
    BRC Academy Journal of Education, vol. 4
    March, 2013
  • CPA Firms' Hiring Preferences and the 150-Hour Rule
    Business Research Consortium of Western New York
    2013
  • What do you Want? A Survey of CPA Firms' Hiring Preferences
    American Institute of Higher Education, vol. 6
    October, 2012
  • Is Diluted EPS Becoming More Art Than Fact?
    The CPA Journal, vol. 76
    September, 2006
  • An Analysis of Pensions in the Airline Industry
    North American Case Research Association
    2003
  • Form over Substance Accounting: Pre-Production Costs Related to Long-term Supply Arrangements
    American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Meeting
    2001
  • The Influence of Outliers on the API: A Cautionary Note
    American Accounting Association Southeastern Regional Meeting
    1995
  • Software and Problem Solving
    American Accounting Association Southeastern Regional Meeting
    1993
  • Structuring Spreadsheets for Accounting Problems
    American Accounting Association Southeastern Regional Meeting
    1990
  • The FASB's Conceptual Framework Project
    The Virginia Accountant Quarterly, vol. 35
    March, 1983
  • An Application of the General Rule for Transfer Pricing: The Birch Paper Company Case
    The Accountants Magazine, vol. 75
    August, 1981
  • Blaze Manufacturing: An Ethical Analysis.
    Journal of Business Case Studies, vol. 12
    Jan-Mar, 2016
  • Cash Flows and Cookie Jars
    Journal Of Accounting And Finance Research, vol. 12
    Fall, 2004
  • Effect of a Practice Set on Student Attitudes Toward the Principles of Accounting Course
    Journal Of Accounting And Finance Research, vol. 5
    Spring, 1998
  • FIFO, LIFO, and EBITDA
    Journal Of Accounting And Finance Research, vol. 8
    Winter III, 2000
  • Is the Tone Set at the Top? A Review of the Literature Relating Corporate Behavior to Characteristics of the Board of Directors
    Corporate Ownership & Control, vol. 4
    Summer, 2007
  • Net Income as an Information Paradigm for Personal Financial Planning and Control
    Journal Of Accounting And Finance Research, vol. 7
    Spring, 2000
  • Perception versus Performance: Student Evaluations of Faculty Teaching
    Journal Of Accounting And Finance Research, vol. 6
    Spring, 1999
  • Research on Audit Committee Effectiveness: The Need for Theory Development
    International Journal of the Academic Business World, vol. 3
    Fall, 2009
  • Some Pension Loopholes Close While Others Remain Open
    Today'S Cpa, vol. 32
    May/Jun, 2005
  • The FASB's Conceptual Framework Project; Part II
    Michigan CPA, vol. 33
    Summer, 1981
  • The FASB's Conceptual Framework Project
    Michigan CPA, vol. 32
    Spring, 1981
  • The Impact of Inventory Valuation Methods on Corporate Financial Reports.
    Journal of Business Case Studies, vol. 12
    July-Sep, 2016

Awards & Distinctions

  • Best Paper Award
    Category: Teaching
    International Business Education Conference, New York, New York, 2015
  • Professor Emeritus of Accounting
    Category: Other
    Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, 2011
  • Langdale College Service Excellence Award
    Category: Service-University
    Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, 2010
  • Best Paper Award
    Category: Research
    Academic Business World Academic Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 2009
  • Presentation Excellence Award
    Category: Research
    Academic Business World Academic Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 2009
  • Quality Research Award
    Category: Research
    Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University, Georgia, 2009
  • University Award for Excellence in Advising
    Category: Service-University
    Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, 2008
  • Quality Research Award
    Category: Research
    Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University, Georgia, 2007
  • Quality Research Award
    Category: Research
    Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University, Georgia, 2006
  • Quality Research Award
    Category: Research
    Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University, Georgia, 2005
  • Quality Research Award
    Category: Research
    Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University, Georgia, 2004
  • Quality Research Award
    Category: Research
    Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University, Georgia, 2001
  • Quality Research Award
    Category: Research
    Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University, Georgia, 2000
  • Quality Research Award
    Category: Research
    Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University, Georgia, 1999

Presentations

  • Accounting for Leases: Problems Solved or New Problems Created
    April, 2020
    15th Annual Conference of the Business Research Consortium of Western New York, Niagara Falls, New York
  • A Case Discussion Of The New Revenue Recognition Rules
    2018
    Clute International Academic Conference on Business San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • On the Efficacy of an Accounting Practice Set
    2016
    Business Research Consortium of Western New York, Niagara, New York
  • The FIFO-LIFO Case: Reporting and Analyzing Inventory Transactions
    2015
    International Business Education Conference, New York, New York
  • CPA Firms' Hiring Preferences and the 150-Hour Rule
    2013
    Business Research Consortium of Western New York, Buffalo, New York
  • What do you Want? A Survey of CPA Firms' Hiring Preferences
    2012
    American Institute of Higher Education, Buffalo, New York
  • Research on Audit Committee Effectiveness
    2009
    Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
  • The Usefulness of Financial Reporting Information in Predicting Future Cash Flows
    2009
    Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Audit Committee Research: An Update and Extension
    December, 2007
    American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Introduction to WebCT
    2007
    Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia
  • Alternative Measurement Implications for Defined Benefit Pension Plans
    2005
    American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida
  • An Analysis of Pensions in the Airline Industry
    2003
    North American Case Research Association, Tampa, Florida
  • Cash Flows and Cookie Jars
    2003
    American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Form over Substance Accounting: Pre-Production Costs Related to Long-term Supply Arrangements
    2001
    American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • The Usefulness of Financial Reporting Information in Predicting Cash Flows
    2000
    American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • FIFO, LIFO, and EBITDA
    1999
    American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Net Income as a Basis for Personal Financial Planning
    1998
    American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • A FASB Update
    1997
    Georgia Association of Accounting Educators, St. Simon's Island, Georgia
  • Student Attitudes and Student Performance in the Accounting Principles I Course
    1997
    American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Alumni Survey Data as Feedback on Program Effectiveness
    1996
    Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The Effect of a Practice Set on Student Attitudes in the Accounting Principles I Course
    1996
    American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • The Influence of Outliers on the API: A Cautionary Note
    1995
    American Accounting Association Southeastern Regional Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Software and Problem Solving
    April, 1993
    American Accounting Association Southeastern Regional Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia
  • A FASB Update
    1993
    A CPE Presentation to the Southwest Georgia Chapter of the GSCPA, Americus, Georgia
  • Structuring Spreadsheets for Accounting Problems
    1990
    American Accounting Association Southeastern Regional Meeting, Tampa, Florida