George Plesko

Retirement Beckons

Cliff Nelson is retiring this semester after 19 years at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Cliff Nelson is retiring this semester after 19 years at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Nelson and His Never-Give-Up Outlook Will Be Missed

Don’t misunderstand Cliff Nelson.

It isn’t that he dislikes the students for whom accounting comes easily. They’re great. It’s just that the ones who struggle, persist and keep fighting until they understand the concepts—they’re the ones he enjoys the most. Continue Reading

That Adds Up!

MS in Accounting Rises to #2 Nationally | U.S. News

U.S. News Ranks UConn’s Online Masters in Accounting Program as #2 in the Nation

A study released today by U.S. News & World Report ranked the UConn School of Business’ online Master of Science in Accounting Program (MSA) as No. 2 in the nation.

The highly competitive program, which typically draws 200 students each year, was touted as one of 2016’s Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA programs). U.S. News focuses on course design, instructor qualifications, student/instructor interaction, student retention and more. Last year UConn tied for third place in the rankings.Continue Reading

Professor John Phillips Named Outstanding Tax Educator

Professor John Phillips, recipient of the 2015 Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award.
Professor John Phillips, recipient of the 2015 Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Wins Prestigious Award Named After His Career Mentor

When UConn accounting professor John Phillips received the 2015 Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award, his peers and students described him as a great teacher, researcher, colleague and all-around good human being.

The prestigious award, given by the American Taxation Association and the Ernst & Young Foundation, was humbling, said Phillips, who is also the coordinator of the School of Business Accounting Ph.D. Program.Continue Reading

Ph.D. Alumna Erin Henry Honored for Outstanding Dissertation

Credits UConn Professors for Giving Her Confidence

UConn alumna Erin Henry ’14 Ph.D. recently received the American Taxation Association/PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Dissertation Award for the research she completed as a UConn doctoral candidate.

Erin Henry (University of Tennessee)
Erin Henry (University of Tennessee)

Henry, who is now a professor at the University of Tennessee, submitted her dissertation work titled, “The Information Content of Tax Expense: a firm and Market-level Return Decomposition.”Continue Reading

New Leadership Is ‘UConn Strong’

George Plesko, Lucy Gilson
George Plesko and Lucy Gilson (Melissa Ferrigno/UConn School of Business)

Seasoned Professors Take on New Roles in Accounting, Management

In their new roles as department heads in management and accounting, Professors Lucy Gilson and George Plesko say they plan to build on their departments’ traditions of success while expanding partnerships within and beyond UConn.

“I am honored to take the helm of the management department and humbled by the trust that my colleagues have placed in me,” Gilson said. “This is a fantastic department with some of the most productive scholars at the University and some of the finest teachers. Over 70 percent of our faculty received letters from the Provost praising them on their teaching excellence.”Continue Reading

Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Dean John Elliott and Associate Deans Sulin BaLarry Gramling, and George Plesko recognized employees for their years of service to the University and the State of Connecticut on Friday, May 2, 2014. The Employee Recognition Reception was held in the School of Business Board Room.

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UConn One of Only Two CT Business Schools Named “Best for Vets”

Selection focuses on culture and curriculum that caters to vets.

Military Times Best Business SchoolsThis week, the Military Times newspaper named the UConn School of Business and its MBA Program to its “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014” list, in recognition of the School’s commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans.

It is the latest acknowledgement of the strength of services for veterans offered through UConn’s School of Business, which has a record of success engaging those who have served in the armed forces.Continue Reading