C. Andrew Lafond, DBA, CPA
Office: College Hall 300K
Accounting Professor C. Andrew “Andy” Lafond received his B.S. from La Salle University, MBA from Drexel University, and DBA from the University of Sarasota. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and his teaching and research interests are in federal taxation and accounting education.
Dr. Lafond has published articles in the Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Personal Finance, International Journal of Critical Accounting, Advances in Accounting Education, Business Education Forum, Journal of Business Cases and Applications, and the Pennsylvania CPA Journal.
His experience includes over 25 years in public accounting with national, regional, and local firms including his own practice which he started in 1994. In his practice, Dr. Lafond provides accounting and tax services for a diverse group of small businesses and individuals. In addition, he has developed “The Ultimate Tax Research Course,” a tax research training course which he has taught to the staff of several accounting firms as well as many state CPA societies. He is active with the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs on the Schools & Colleges Committee.
Areas of Expertise
- Federal Taxation
- Teaching Introductory Accounting courses
- Personal Finance
- DBA, University of Sarasota
- MBA, Drexel University
- B.S., La Salle University
- Financial Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Federal Taxation
Don’t Neglect to Elect, Part III (with J. Schrader), Journal of Accountancy, April, 2012.
Mutual Fund Tax Efficiency and Investment Selection (with D. Malhotra and R. Martin), Journal of Personal Finance, Fall 2011.
Charitable Contributions of Conservation Easements (with J. Schrader), Journal of Accountancy, November, 2011.
Multi-State Tax Considerations for S Corporations (with J. Schrader), Journal of Accountancy, February, 2011.
Don’t Neglect to Elect, Part II (with J. Schrader), Journal of Accountancy, January, 2011.
Using a Hands-on Exercise to Teach Cost Accounting Concepts (with B. Vinciguerra). Journal of Business Cases and Applications, Volume No. 3, 2010.
Don’t Neglect to Elect (with J. Schrader), Journal of Accountancy, June 2010.
The State of State Taxation of Telecommuters (with J. Schrader), Journal of Accountancy, June 2009.
Student Turned Consultant:
Teaching the Balanced Scorecard Using Experiential Learning (with N. Barsky and A. Catanach, Jr.), Advances in Accounting Education,
Volume 9, 2008.
Make Tax Research Less Taxing (with A. Catanach Jr. and S. Rhoades-Catanach). Journal of Accountancy, January 2008.
What Managers from the Class I Freight-Carrying Railroad Industry Say Students Need From the Managerial Accounting Course”. Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy, Volume 6, No. 1, 2006.
Bringing the Carnival to the Classroom. Proceedings of the 2012 American Accounting Association’s Annual Meeting, held in Washington, District of Columbia.
Financial Terrorists and the Offshore Outsourcing of Tax Return Preparation (with H. Nouri). Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference of Critical Accounting held at Baruch College, City University of New York.
Killing a Flock of Birds with One Stone: VITA Certification for Outcomes Assessment and Service Learning Experience (with M.S. McDonald). 2011 Business Professor Teaching Summit Conference at Drexel University.
Integrating Personal Finance Concepts into the Financial Accounting Course (with B. Vinciguerra). Proceedings of the 2008 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, held in Anaheim, California.
Transforming the Accounting Education Value Chain (with N.P. Barsky and A. Catanach, Jr.). Proceedings of the 2007 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, Illinois.
Customer Turned Consultant: Developing a Balanced Scorecard for the Campus Bookstore (with N.P. Barsky and A. Catanach, Jr.). Proceedings of the 2006 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, held in Washington, District of Columbia.