Associate Professor

Department Name 

Office Location 
Sweigart Hall 354
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Kathleen Dunne

Dr. Dunne has been a member of the Rider Community since 1989. She teaches introductory and advanced accounting classes.

Dunne is a recipient of several Rider University Summer Research Fellowships. Her research interests are in mergers and acquisitions and goodwill accounting. Dunne’s work has appeared in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, the Journal of International Business Studies, Advances in Accounting, the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives and the Journal of Business and Management.

Dunne is a member of the American Accounting Association and the International Accounting Section of AAA.

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1988, Temple University, Accounting, Strategic Management
  • Master of Science, 1972, State University College at Buffalo, Student Personnel Services
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1971, State University of New York at Buffalo, Philosophy

Refereed Articles

  • Meric, I., Dunne, K., Meric, G., & Smeltz, W. (2013). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of German and French Manufacturing Firms. Accounting and Finance Research.



  • 2015:  Developmental Fellowship, Summer, Rider University.  Davis Fellowship
  • 2014:  Faculty Developmental Leave, Fall, Rider University.  Davis Fellowship
  • 2006: Davis Fellowship Rider University
  • 2004: Spring Research Leave Rider University
  • 2004: Summer Research Fellowship Rider University
  • 2001: Spring Research Leave Rider University


  • 2010 - Special Projects: Distance Learning Grant - Developed online graduate accounting course
  • 2008 - Special Projects: Distance Learning Grant - Developed online course