Katherine J. Silvester, Ph.D. has been an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Business Law at Siena College since 2003. She spent her early professional career as a Management Accountant and Business Manager at entrepreneurial subsidiaries of companies such Martin Marietta and Alcoa. Subsequently, she earned her Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Maryland in College Park in 1992. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Maryland, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and now at Siena College. Her primary teaching and research interests lie in the areas of managerial and cost accounting, pricing, quality/cost issues, and accounting pedagogy. In addition, she has previously published in journals such as the Journal of Business Case Studies, the Journal of Accounting Case Research, and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Her academic and pedagogical research has been presented throughout the U.S. and Western Europe at both professional and academic conferences.