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Geneen Fellows and Fellowships

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 graduated from Northeastern University with her bachelor's in Business Administration.  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
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.

SU ZHANG
GENEEN FELLOW IN BUSINESS

Since coming to Bentley Su has been working on projects related to corporate governance, women on boards and the effects of these on firm performance. Su is currently conducting data collection and analysis for the Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers report and 2020 Women on Boards. As a Geneen Fellow, Su interned at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Before joining Bentley University, Su Zhang was a financial analyst in a commercial environmental laboratory based in the Los Angeles area. She graduated with a master’s degree in Economics from Tufts University where she worked as a teaching assistant and coach to the Tufts debate team in the annual Fed Challenge held by the Federal Reserve. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Henan University of Finance and Economics in China.

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.

MICHELLE JURGENS
GENEEN FELLOW IN BUSINESS

In fall 2013, Michele became Chair of the Masters Program for Business Ethics and Compliance at the New England College of Business & Finance. Her research interests include strategic management, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder management. Her dissertation focuses on how secondary stakeholders influence their corporate targets and, in particular, the influence of the media in the British Petroleum Deep Water Horizon incident.

Michele has worked at Harvard Business School as a Director, Custom Programs, Executive Education working with HBS faculty and corporate clients. Prior to HBS, she worked for nearly ten years in the ACCOR Group in Europe. As Director of Clientele for Compagnie des Wagon-Lits, she was on the senior management board and piloted the firm’s quality and on-board service initiatives. As Director of Marketing for IBIS, Economy Hotels (IBIS, Etap, & Formule 1) she was responsible for brand and positioning worldwide.

Michele graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a BA degree in economics and from INSEAD with an MBA. As a Geneen Fellow she worked as a research intern with the Massachusetts Business Roundtable on issues of social responsibility.