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Geneen Fellows and Fellowships

SAMI GHADDAR
GENEEN FELLOW IN BUSINESS

Sami holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from the American University of Beirut. He previously worked as a financial analyst in a real estate development firm based in the Middle East.

While pursuing his MBA, Sami worked as a teaching assistant and a research assistant on topics including corporate social responsibility, leadership, and business ethics. He defended his Master’s thesis on corporate social engagement in the Arab Gulf, which he later presented as a poster during Bentley’s 2015 Research Colloquium.

As a Geneen fellow, Sami looks forward to continuing his research in CSR and corporate ethics, while discovering new topics of interest in the realm of corporate governance.

MELISSA REVILLE
GENEEN FELLOW IN ACCOUNTANCY

Melissa Reville graduated from Bentley University with her BS in Accountancy in 2012. She is also a licensed CPA in New York.

Prior to entering Bentley’s doctoral program, Melissa spent three years in the financial services audit practice at Deloitte & Touche in New York City focusing on clients in the real estate and private equity practice. Previous coursework, internships with Bloomberg, and working at Deloitte exposed her to corporate governance research and practices.

Her doctoral research interests include corporate governance, audit committees, audit environments, and corporate social responsibility.

ANDREW STUART
GENEEN FELLOW IN ACCOUNTANCY


Andrew Stuart graduated from Gordon College with a BA in accounting and from the University of New Hampshire with an MBA.  He is also a licensed CPA in Massachusetts.

Prior to entering Bentley’s doctoral program, Andrew spent twelve years in professional accounting and finance positions.  He worked for over three years in the audit division of PricewaterhouseCoopers focusing on clients in the investment management industry.  After leaving public accounting, he moved to the higher education industry, first as the Accounting Manager for the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) followed by the role of Director of Budgeting and Financial Planning at Gordon College.  In 2011, Andrew became an Assistant Professor of Economics & Business at Gordon with teaching responsibilities concentrated in accounting courses.

His doctoral research interests revolve around corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, sustainability accounting and nonfinancial reporting.  In particular, he intends to research these areas in relation to benefit corporations.

JENNA BURKE
GENEEN FELLOW IN ACCOUNTANCY

Jenna’s research interests include corporate governance, audit, and corporate social responsibility. While at Bentley, her research has focused on the determinants and outcomes of voluntary governance mechanisms to oversee sustainability in public companies. She has also published pieces on new areas of non-financial reporting. 

Jenna previously graduated from Northeastern University with her bachelor’s in Business Administration. She worked for several years in the financial services taxation department at PricewaterhouseCoopers and now teaches undergraduate tax at Bentley. She is also a licensed CPA in Massachusetts.

Jace Garrett

JACE GARRETT
GENEEN FELLOW IN ACCOUNTANCY

Since coming to Bentley University, Jace's research has focused on the relation between organizational trust and firms' accounting practices. He is specifically interested in whether firms with greater trust have better financial reporting, and whether organizational trust acts as a deterrent for inappropriate financial reporting. Jace is also interested in the effect that managerial control systems have on trust within organizations.

Jace graduated from Brigham Young University in 2011 with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. Jace was a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist and a recipient of the Stratford Scholarship, an ORCA grant, and the BYU School of Accountancy Director’s Award.

KIP HOLDERNESS
GENEEN FELLOW IN ACCOUNTANCY

Kip graduated from Bentley University in May 2013 with a PhD in accountancy. His research interests include audit, managerial accounting, and forensic accounting. His dissertation examined how auditors can improve the detection of client deception while gathering audit evidence. Kip is now an assistant professor in the school of business and economics at West Virginia University where he teaches cost accounting.

Kip received his bachelors and masters degrees from Brigham Young University and interned at Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators, Deloitte, and as a Geneen Fellow with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Kip is a CPA, CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).