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Cathleen McQuillen

Dr. Cathleen McQuillen

Associate Professor


School of Business and Digital Media


Business administration

Office Location:

Farley Center 311

Office Hours:

  • Monday 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Tuesday 4:00-5:00
  • Thursday 8:00-9:30am

Educational Background

  • Pace University, NY,  NY
    • Doctorate in Professional Studies, Management and International Business, 2011
  • Long Island University, NY, NY
    • MBA, 1988
  • College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
    • BA Biology, 1978

Professional Experience

Georgian Court University: (2009-Present)
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Business and Digital Media
Roles held at Georgian Court in addition to teaching:
  • 2018-2019- Interim Dean, School of Business & Digital Media
  • 2013-2016- Department Chair, Business Administration Department
Courses taught at Georgian Court University:
  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • AC172 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • AC272 Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC273 Intermediate Accounting II
  • AC473 Fund and Advanced Accounting
  • AC476 Survey of Accounting
  • AC501 Survey of Accounting
  • AC601 Managerial Accounting & Budgetary Control
  • AC621 Contemporary Issues in International Accounting
  • BU114 Introduction to Business and Personal Finance
  • BU121 Quantitative Business Concepts
  • EC611 Managerial Economics
Wagner College, NY, NY (2088)
  • Adjunct professor in accounting
Brookdale Community College (2000-2001)
  • Adjunct professor in accounting and finance
Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, Inc., NY, NY (1991-2007)
  • Senior Accountant/Director/Chief Financial Officer
Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co., NY, NY (1990-1991)
  • Internal Auditor
McKinley Allsop, Inc. NY, NY (1987-1990)
  • Controller
Rooney Pace, Inc. NY, NY (1985-1987)
  • Senior Regulatory Accountant
Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. (1983-1985)
  • Junior Accountant/Senior Accountant

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • McQuillen (2017) Women’s Impact on Business Sustainability Efforts, International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Special theme: Women Eco-entrepreneurs across the world, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC, USA, April 11, 12, 13, 2017.
  • McQuillen C. (2016) Intermediate Accounting: Qualitative Characteristics Emphasis and GAAP Pension Plan Accounting, Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference Proceedings West Point, NY.
  • Bergman, Froriep, & McQuillen,(2016) Ideas to Seedlings, Lessons learned in transitioning to a more decentralized advising model, NACADA Regional Conference, Rowan University, June 9, 2016.
  • Warner, McQuillen & Elmore (2015) Business Across Borders as Practiced via COIL, SUNY Collaborative Online International Learning Conference, NY, NY, March 19, 2015.
  • Georgian Court University, Panel participant President Marbach’s inauguration ceremonies. The presentation topic was Catholic Intellectual Tradition and I focused on CIT in Business Education, Lakewood, NJ October 2015.
  • McQuillen, C. (2015). Principles of accounting: Flipping the Classroom and the Learning, for Budgeting Lessons. Paper presented at the Northeast Business & Economics Conference, NY, NY.
  • McQuillen, C. & Steed, N. (2015) Accounting information systems and use of supporting schedules in Excel for multi-year transactions., Accounting Information Systems Conference, Colorado Springs, CO. June 25-29.
  • Post C., Rahman N. & McQuillen C. (2015). “From Board Composition to Corporate Environmental Performance Through Sustainability-Themed Alliances,” Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 130(2), pages 423-435, August.
  • Post, Rahman, & McQuillen C. (2013) Impact of board composition on renewable energy alliance formation and environment responsibility, Proceedings, Academy of Management, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
  • McQuillen C. (2014) Going from Basic Math to Excel formula to Conceptual Learning: the Time Value of Money and the Power of Interest Earned, Proceedings, Business Professor Teaching Summit, Philadelphia, PA
  • Warner J., Choden K. & McQuillen C. (2014) Business Analytics in the MBA Curriculum, Proceedings, Accreditation Council for Business Schools, Chicago, IL
  • McQuillen C. (2012) “Re-Think Now” a Leadership Focus. Presentation to the leadership group of Oceanfirst Foundation. Oct. 16, 2012, NJ

Additional Information

  • Licensed CPA in NJ and NY


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