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Christie Communale

Christie L. Comunale

Professor of Accounting

B.B.A., M.B.A., Loyola CollegePh.D., University of South Florida

http://myweb.cwpost.liu.edu/ccomunal/

Description

Dr. Christie L. Comunale joined the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Fall 1999 after completion of a Ph.D. at the University of South Florida. She received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland. Dr. Comunale is a licensed CPA in Maryland and worked as an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand in Baltimore, Md.

Teaching: Dr. Comunale teaches Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, External Reporting I and II, and Corporate Financial Reporting. In 2005, she received the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University’s highest honor for teaching. In 2004, she received the Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year Award.

Research: Dr. Comunale is an award-winning researcher in the areas of audit judgment and decision making, and the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit process. She has presented her research at numerous American Accounting Association meetings and has published in competitive peer-reviewed journals.

Service: Since 1999, Dr. Comunale has served as adviser to the C.W. Post Campus’ Accounting Society and its chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, Kappa Omicron. The chapter consistently receives Superior Status, the highest ranking of a chapter. In 2004, Dr. Comunale received the College of Management Recognition Award for Excellence in Service. She formerly served on the executive board of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants – Suffolk Chapter and chaired its Young CPAs Committee.

Specialties

Audit Judgment and Decision Making, Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Audit Process

Publications

  • Co-author, “An Efficiency Analysis of U.S. Business Schools,” published in The Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment (2009)
  • Co-author, “A Behavioral Beliefs Model of Trustworthiness in Consumer-Oriented E-Commerce,” published in the Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (April-June 2009)
  • Co-author, “Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Generalize the DuPont Model,” published in the Journal of Business Disciplines (2008)
  • Co-author, “Current Factors and Practices Related to Instructional Approach in the Introductory Financial Accounting Course,” published in Advances in Accounting Education (2008)
  • Co-author, “Professional Ethical Crises: Effects on Students Preparing to Enter the Profession,” published in Managerial Auditing Journal (2006)
  • Co-author, “Mandatory Auditor Rotation and Mandatory Retention: Impact on Market Share,” published in Managerial Auditing Journal (2005) and republished in The ICFAI Journal of Audit Practice (2006)
  • Co-author, “Assessing Materiality: A New ‘Fuzzy Logic’ Approach,” published in The CPA Journal (2006)
  • Co-author, “A Fuzzy Logic Approach to Assessing Materiality,” published in the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (2005)
  • Co-author, “Linguistic Delivery Style, Client Credibility, and Auditor Judgment,” published in Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research (2005)
  • Co-author, "Factors Influencing the Adoption of Web-Based Shopping: The Impact of Trust,” published in The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems (2004)
  • Co-author, “Credibility in the Internal Audit Function,” published in Internal Auditing (2004)
  • Co-author, “Current Accounting Investigations: Effect on Big 5 Market Shares,” published in Managerial Auditing Journal (2003)
  • Co-author, “The Auditors' Client Inquiry Process,” published in Managerial Auditing Journal (2003)
  • Co-author, “Gender Differences in Web-Based Shopping Perceptions,” published in Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (2002)
  • Co-author, “The Effectiveness of Course Web Sites in Higher Education: An Exploratory Analysis,” published in the Journal of Educational Technology Systems (2001-2002)

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient, Best in Teaching and Curriculum Section Award for “User versus Preparer Orientation in the Introductory Financial Accounting Course: Current Practice and Implications,” American Accounting Association Northeast Region Meeting (2007)
  • Recipient, McGraw-Hill/Irwin Best Research Paper Award for “Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Generalize the DuPont Model,” Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Meeting (2006)
  • Recipient, David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University (2005)
  • Recipient, Best in Session Award for “Professional Ethical Crises: A Case Study of Accounting Majors,” College Teaching and Learning Conference (2004)
  • Recipient, College of Management Recognition Award for Excellence in Service, C.W. Post Campus (2004)
  • Recipient, Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year Award, C.W. Post Campus (2004)

Affiliations

  • Executive Board Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants – Suffolk County Chapter (2006 – 2009)
  • Chair, Young CPAs Subcommittee, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants –Suffolk Chapter (2003 – 2009)
  • Member, American Accounting Association (1998 – Present)
  • Member, Beta Alpha Psi, Honorary Fraternity (2001 – Present)

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