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Geneen Fellows and Fellowships


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 graduated from Northeastern University with her bachelor's in Business Administration.  She is also a licensed CPA in Massachusetts.

Since 2010, Jenna has worked in the financial services taxation department at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  While at Northeastern, Jenna worked as both a Teaching Assistant in Managerial Accounting, and a Research Assistant focused on corporate governance.  She also served as a student-athlete tutor in Accounting and was President of Beta Alpha Psi, the honors accounting organization.

While undertaking her doctorate in accountancy at Bentley, Jenna is interested in the incentives and/or pressure on management and the Board of Directors to release voluntary sustainability data and the effect of that information on external stakeholders’ behaviors.

Jace Garrett


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


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.