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Marty Howe Named Educator of the Year
Martha (Marty) Howe’s strong interest in the field of forensic accounting has led to innovative teaching and research, including popular undergraduate and graduate courses at Bentley and several published articles relating to fraud and whistleblowing. In recognition of these accomplishments, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) recently named Howe Educator of the Year for 2013. The award is presented to a full-time accounting educator at a college or university who is distinguished for excellence in classroom teaching; motivating students and educational innovation; has served as a liaison between the classroom and the business world; and is actively involved in professional activities.
Howe created and taught a series of popular courses in forensic accounting, starting with the undergraduate course Fraud Examination. After the success of that course, she developed two graduate courses, and created a Graduate Certificate in Fraud and Forensic Accounting. Incorporating many real-world situations, hands-on cases and guest speakers, the courses encourage students to consider the broader ethical and legal implications they will face in business situations.
As Program Director for Bentley’s masters of accounting (MSA), Howe is the faculty adviser for prospective and current MSA students, many of whom are working on the 150 educational hours mandated for CPA licensing in most states. Says Howe, “My goal is to ensure that students take the appropriate coursework to support their career plans as well as their professional licensing requirements. It is a pleasure to work with the highly motivated students here at Bentley.”
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu.
Bentley University’s Co-Provost and Dean of Arts and Sciences Daniel Everett talked with us recently about a wide range of topics, including being featured in a new book by Tom Wolfe, two of his own upcoming books, the importance of studying the origins of language, and the value of a fusion approach to business education.