Leonard E. Stokes

Professor of Accounting

Phone: (518) 786‑5026
Email: stokes@siena.edu


Ph.D. Administrative and Engineering Systems Union College
M.S. Accounting University at Albany, SUNY
B.S. Business Administration University at Albany, SUNY
A.A.S. Accounting State University of New York at Delhi


Dr. Stokes Professor of Accounting has worked as a CPA, for a manufacturing company, and as an entrepreneur. Starting at Siena in 1986, he has taught Accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Over the years he has focused on being an advocate and mentor for students. His research has focused on behavioral issues including ethical dilemmas facing students, accountants, and managers, as well as innovative pedagogy in the classroom for teaching accounting, communications or ethics courses. He has presented numerous articles as well as having published in peer reviewed journals. His textbooks include Partnerships, and forthcoming a Text for Business and Accounting Ethics.

What I love about Siena:

I love coming on campus every day to interact with the Siena student, both current and past.

My Favorite courses to teach are:

I love teaching and interacting with students. The past couple of years I have been teaching a very interesting and demanding schedule involving Honors Financial Accounting (undergraduate introductory course) and graduate courses in communications and ethics.

Professional Experience:

Professor of Accounting Siena College 1999 - Now
Consultant Leonard E. Stokes, III 1997 - Now
Associate Professor of Accounting Siena College 1992 - 1999
Vice President of Finance and Administration Unique Bathing Supplies, Inc 1988 - 1993
Adjunct Professor in Accounting University at Albany, SUNY 1987 - 1987
Assistant Professor of Accounting Siena College 1986 - 1992
CPA Leonard E. Stokes, III 1986 - 1990
Manager of Manufacturing Accounting Garden Way, Inc 1984 - 1986
Manager of Internal Audit Garden Way, Inc 1984 - 1984
Senior Accountant KPMG Peat Marwick, CPA's 1979 - 1984
Senior Accountant Department of Social Services 1978 - 1979
Adjunct Professor in Accounting Schenectady County Community College 1977 - 1979
Adjunct Professor in Accounting University at Albany, SUNY 1977 - 1977
Tax Technician Department of Taxation and Finance 1974 - 1978
Management Trainee Friendly Ice Cream Corporation 1972 - 1974
Representative Equitable Life Assurance Society 1972 - 1972

My current research:

Research interests include pedagogy and classroom assessment. In addition to various textbook supplements and test banks, also has published a textbook: Accounting for Partnerships.

My teaching philosophy:

In the classroom I am student centered which involves different approaches each day allowing students to engage in the material at their level of understanding and ability. I then try to push each student to achieve their individual best.

A New Way to Teach Business Ethics
Journal of Global Business Issues, vol. 8
Spring, 2014
Courses-at-Risk: Course Redesign and Improved Program Retention through Dynamic Peer Mentoring
The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, vol. 21
February, 2014
Ethical Intervention during the College Years: Increasing the Moral Awareness of Future Business Leaders
Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics, vol. 2
Fall, 2011
The Rush to IFRS: Practice Vs Academe, Is the Need to Change the CPA Exam Genuine
Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, vol. 7
November, 2011
A Different Approach to Presentations for Graduate Level Accounting Students
Academy of Business Education
September, 2011
Form Over Substance: Learning Objectives In The Business Core
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, vol. 3
November, 2010
The CPA Exam Content Specifications: Missed Opportunity to Incorporate Academic Advice and Guidance for Candidates
The CPA Journal
April, 2010
FARS Database Searching: Providing Potential Search Terms to Students
Accounting Educators' Journal, vol. XIX
A Preliminary Study of Learning Objectives Across the Curriculum: An Analysis of Various Accounting Textbooks
Advances In Accounting, vol. 9
The Role of Instructional Support Materials in Higher Education Learning Assurance Programs
The International Journal of Learning, vol. 15
Methods for Teaching Second Level Skills to Accounting Students
Accounting Instructors' Report
Spring, 1995
Readers Respond to a Conflict of Objectives?
Management Accounting
December, 1991
More Than One Right Answer Ethical dilemmas for Business Students
Cognella Academic Publications
ISBN: 978-1-62661-9
Advanced Financial Accounting (7th edition)
Intermediate Accounting (10th edition)
South-Western CENGAGE Learning
Fundamental Financial Accounting Concepts
Accounting for Partnerships
ISBN: 0324120982
Fundamental Managerial Accounting Concepts (2nd edition)
Advanced Accounting (8th ed)
New York State CPA
Certified Management Accountant
Improving Program Retention through Dynamic Peer Mentoring
July, 2014
21st International Conference on Learning, NYC, New York
Intermediate Accounting I, A Course-at-Risk: A Process Improving Student Performance and Increasing Student Engagement with Dynamic Peer Mentors.
October, 2013
American Accounting Association Northeast Regional Meeting, Hartford, Connecticut
An Ethical Perspective of Internal Controls in a Technological World
May, 2011
Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
How a Desire to Teach Listening Skills to Accounitng Students Resulted in Their Having a Better Appreciation for Evaluating Others
October, 2010
Academy of Business Education, San Antonio, Texas
A Look at the Impact of the CMA Examination on The Managerial/Cost Education
October, 2010
Academy of Business Education, San Antonio, Texas
A Beginning Look at Writing Learning Objectives for Use in Accounting Textbooks
American Accounting Association, Anaheim, California
Convergence of the Disciplinary Processes of Accounting Organizations? A Comparison Between the United States and France
August, 2007
American Accounting Association National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
Convergence of the Disciplinary Processes of Accounting Organizations? A Comparison Between the United States and France
June, 2007
French Accounting Association Conference, ., France
Increasing Student Accuracy in FARS Database Searching
January, 2006
American Accounting Association Accounting Information Systems Mid-Year Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona
Finding the Right Words: A Preliminary Experiment in Providing Potential Terms to Students for FARS Searches
August, 2004
American Accounting Association National Meeting, Orlando, Florida
Assisting FARS Capabilites of Students: A Preliminary Study
March, 2004
American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia