Headshot of Margaret O'Reilly-Allen
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Sweigart Hall 350

Dr. O’Reilly-Allen has been a member of the Rider Community since 1991. She is Director of the Masters of Accountancy Program and the Accounting Co-op Program. She teaches the Managerial Accounting courses, Cost Management, and the graduate course Issues in Financial Reporting. She has also led business study tours to Spain, Italy, Prague, London and Ireland. She is also the Director of the Accounting Internship Program.

Headshot of Kathleen Dunne
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 354

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.

Headshot of Dorothy McMullen
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 314

Dr. McMullen has been a member of the Rider community since 1991. She is a CPA, a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), an FCPA (Forensic Certified Public Accountant), and a CGMA (Certified Global Management Accountant).

Headshot of Obeua Persons
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 345

Dr. Persons has been a member of the Rider Community since 1991. She teaches introductory accounting courses and the graduate level International Accounting course.

Headshot of Larry Prober
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 365

Dr. Prober has been a member of the Rider Community since 1987. He currently teaches the required Financial Reporting and Analysis courses in the Professional and Executive MBA programs as well as the MBA graduate Business of Sports elective and the required MAcc Analysis of Accounting Data course. He has served as the coordinator of Rider’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), faculty advisor to Rider University’s Johnson & Johnson Business Case Competition Teams, and faculty advisor to Rider’s IMA Student Chapter and IMA Case Competition Teams.

Headshot of Alan Sumutka
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 327

Professor Sumutka, a member of the Rider Community since 1977, teaches undergraduate and graduate taxation courses. He is the recipient of four teaching awards, including the New Jersey Society of CPAs “Outstanding Educator Award” and the Lindback “Distinguished Teaching Award,” and is a member of the Accounting Advisory Council Hall of Fame.

Prior to entering academia, Sumutka worked for the “Big 8” CPA firm, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., and pharmaceutical giant, Merck and Co., Inc. He operated his own CPA firm for 34 years.

Betsy Haywood-Sullivan
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 309

Dr. Haywood-Sullivan has been a member of the Rider Community since 2001. She teaches Cost Management and Managerial Accounting courses as well as Accounting Information Systems. In May 2005, she received the University Award for Distinguished Teaching. She has also been recognized as an Outstanding Student Advisor.

Headshot of Maria Sanchez
Sweigart Hall 330

Dr. Sanchez has been a member of the Rider Community since 2002. She teaches auditing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and fraud detection and deterrence at the graduate level. She is Coordinator of the Online Masters of Accounting program. She also serves as faculty adviser to the Accounting Society.

Headshot of Sherry Li
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 332

Background Information

  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Accounting, 2007
  • B.E. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Accounting, 2000
  • Dr. Li joined the Rider community in 2006. She is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, American Accounting Association, Certified General Accountants’ Association of Canada, Beta Alpha Psi Business Honors Fraternity, Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society recognizing Business Excellence, and is a recipient of four Summer Research Fellowships at Rider University.
Headshot of Evelyn McDowell
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 329

Dr. McDowell joined the Rider community in 2005, and comes to Rider with extensive experience in public accounting. She teaches the introductory financial accounting and managerial accounting courses. Her research interests are in the relevance of accounting information and decision making, in tax policy and in taxpayer behavior.

Headshot of Nandini Chandar
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 347

Dr. Chandar is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.

Research Interests

Financial Reporting and Regulation in Capital Markets, Financial Intermediation, Investment Company Reporting, Agency Theory, Audit Committees and Corporate Governance, Accounting and Business History