Patricia Williams

Patricia A. Williams, MA, Middlebury College, MBA (Accounting and Finance), Southern Methodist University; DBA (Accounting), Boston University, joined Fordham University in 1992. Currently, a tenured Associate Professor in accounting, Dr. Williams teaches financial and managerial courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has also taught in the Fordham MBA program in Beijing, China. Dr. Williams received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence Among Full Time Faculty, and has published articles in many academic journals including The Accounting Review and The International Journal of Accounting. She has been invited to present papers at academic conferences in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, and has presented management training seminars at many Wall Street firms on topics ranging from international accounting to pension accounting. The author wishes to thank professional accountants and actuaries from several international accounting firms who provided information and suggestions for the manuscript.