Associate Professor

Department Name 
Accounting

Office Location 
Sweigart Hall 344
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Donald Wygal Sr.

Dr. Wygal has been a member of the Rider Community since 1984. He has taught in the areas of Cost and Managerial Accounting as well as Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy. He is active in national and international accounting professional organizations, including service as Chair of the Teaching and Curriculum Section of the American Accounting Association and membership on the Pre-certification Education Executive Committee of the AICPA and the Committee on Academic Relations of the Institute of Management Accountants. He serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals, serving twice as Associate Editor of Issues in Accounting Education, and currently is Associate Editor of The Journal of Accounting Education.

He was inducted into the Hall of Honor of the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section of the American Accounting Association in 2008. In 2010 he received the National Faculty Leadership Award from the Institute of Management Accountants.

His research is primarily in the areas of ethics and professionalism and accounting curricular change. His work has appeared in Accounting Education: An International Journal, Accounting Horizons, Advances in Accounting, Advances in International Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, Management Accounting Quarterly, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Strategic Finance and other journals.

He is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the 101st Airborne Division in Phu Bai. He is married to Carol, a dedicated health-care professional, and is the father of Don Jr., Melissa and Melanie - wonderful children who have made him look good as a father.

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1977, University of Pittsburgh, Accounting, Corporate Social Policy
  • Master of Business Administration, 1970, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1969, Slippery Rock State College, History, Economics

Refereed Articles

  • Wygal, D. E. (in press, 2015).  Reflections on pathways to teaching, learning and curriculum community relationship building.   Journal of Accounting Education, 33 (4).
  • Wygal, D. E. & Stout, D. E. (in press, 2015).  Shining a Light on Effective Teaching Best Practices: Survey Findings from Award Winning Accounting Educators.   Issues in Accounting Education.
  • Wygal, D. E., Watty, K., & Stout, D. E. (2014).  Drivers of Teaching Effectiveness: Views from Accounting Educator Exemplars in Australia.   Accounting Education - An International Journal, 23 (4), 322-342.
  • Lillie, R. E. & Wygal, D. E. (2011). Virtual Office Hours (VOH) in Accounting Coursework: Leveraging Technology to Enhance an Integrative Learning Environment. Journal of Accounting Education, 29 (1), 1-13.
  • Wygal, D. E. & Stout, D. E. (2011). The Role of Continuous Improvement and Mentoring in the Pursuit of Teaching Effectiveness: Perspectives from Award-Winning Accounting Educators. Accounting Educators' Journal, 21 (1), 33-44.
  • Wygal, D. E. (2011). Teaching, Scholarship and Sharing: Perspectives on Community. Accounting Education - An International Journal, 20 (3), 227-237.

Refereed Proceedings

Full Paper

  • Wygal, D. E., Watty, K., & Stout, D. E. (2013). Drivers of Teaching Effectiveness (and Ineffectiveness): Views from Accounting Educator Exemplars in Australia. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Wygal, D. E., Stout, D. E., & Watty, K. (2013). Drivers of Teaching Effectiveness: Views from Accounting Educator Exemplars in Australia. American Accounting Association Ohio Regional Meeting.

Abstract Only

  • Wygal, D. E. & Prober, L. (2014). A Field Study: Forensic Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needs of State Auditors. Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu: Hawaii International Business Conference.

Book Chapters

Refereed

  • Wygal, D. E. (2014). Chapter 11-The First Course in Accounting. In Richard M.S. Wilson (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Accounting Education (pp. 21). Oxon and New York: Routledge.

Cases

  • Wygal, D. E. & Prober, L. (2011). Performance Auditing-New Jersey Durable Medical Goods. Classroom Application-Integrative Professional Capstone in Accounting. Rider Classroom.
  • Wygal, D. E. & Prober, L. (2011). Performance Auditing-New Jersey Department of Human Services. Classroom Application-Integrative Professional Capstone in Accounting. Rider Classroom.
  • Wygal, D. E. & Prober, L. (2011). Performance Auditing-New Jersey Enterprise Zones. Classroom Application-Integrative Professional Capstone in Accounting. Rider Classroom.
  • Wygal, D. E. (2010). Travel Controls-Office of the State Auditor. Classroom Application-Integrative Professional Capstone in Accounting. Rider Classroom.
  • Wygal, D. E. (2010). Purchase Controls-Office of the State Auditor. Classroom Application-Integrative Professional Capstone in Accounting. Rider Classroom.
  • Wygal, D. E. (2010). Data Privacy-Office of the State Auditor. Classroom Application-Integrative Professional Capstone in Accounting. Rider Classroom.

Presentation of Refereed Papers

International

  • Wygal, D. E. & Stout, D. E. (2014, August). Shining a Light on Effective Teaching Best Practices: Survey Findings from Award-Winning Accounting Educators. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Wygal, D. E., Stout, D. E., Braun, K., Curtis, S., & Fogarty, T. (2014, August). Strategies for Turning Teaching Efforts into Publications. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Lillie, R. E., Liu, X., & Wygal, D. E. (2013, August). Using a Blended versus Online Course Design for Teaching Intermediate Accounting -- An Empirical Study of the Teaching/Learning Environments. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California.
  • Wygal, D. E., Watty, K., & Stout, D. E. (2013, August). Drivers of Teaching Effectiveness (and Ineffectiveness): Views from Accounting Educator Exemplars in Australia. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California.

Regional

  • Wygal, D. E., Stout, D. E., Curtis, S. M., Braun, K., & Fogarty, T. (2014, May). Action Research: Strategies for Turning Teaching Efforts into Publications. American Accounting Association Ohio Regional Meeting, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Wygal, D. E., Stout, D. E., & Watty, K. (2013, May). Drivers of Teaching Effectiveness: Views from Accounting Educator Exemplars in Australia. American Accounting Association Ohio Regional Meeting, Huron, Ohio.
  • Wygal, D. E. & Stout, D. E. (2011, May). The Journey to Teaching Excellence: The Role of Continuous Improvement and the Potential for Learning Communities in Accounting. American Accounting Association Ohio Regional Meeting, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Wygal, D. E., Stout, D. E., Ryan, J., & Shultz, C. (2011, April). Building Partnerships between Academics and IMA Practice Professionals. American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.

Honors/Awards

Awards

  • 2010: IMA National Faculty Leadership Award Institute of Management Accountants.
  • 1989: Best Curriculum Enhancement Paper - P. W. Industries Award - "Writing in Accounting: The Use of Informal Journals" - K. Hoff and D. Stout. 1989 Meeting of N. E. Decision Sciences Institute.
  • 1987: Certificate of Merit - National Association of Accountant.
  • 1986: Outstanding Paper Award (with D. Stout) - Annual Meeting Decision Sciences Institute.

Honors

  • 2008: Inducted into the Teaching and Curriculum Section Hall of Honor American Accounting Association.
  • 2004: Membership in the Stuart Cameron McCloud Society of management accounting professionals Institute of Management Accountants.
  • 1994: Organized and directed campus-wide faculty development program funded by Pew Foundation.
  • 1993: Organized and directed campus-wide faculty development program funded by Pew Foundation.
  • 1986: Summer Research Fellowship - Rider University.