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Kristin Wentzel, Ph.D.

Kristin Wentzel, Ph.D.

Chair of Accounting Department Associate Professor of Accounting Director of 4-year BS/MBA Program BUS 100 Coordinator


Accounting Professor Kristin Wentzel received her B.S. from La Salle University, her MBA from Villanova University and her Ph.D. from Temple University. Dr. Wentzel’s current research interests include service learning, pedagogical issues in accounting, advantages of linking courses in business curriculums, and the impact of fairness perceptions in budgetary participation-performance relationships.

Dr. Wentzel’s work has been published in Global Perspectives of Accounting EducationJournal of American Tax Association, Advances in Accounting Education, Advances in Management Accounting, Behavioral Research in AccountingAdvances in Accounting Behavioral Research, and the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, among others.

Areas of Expertise

  • Service Learning
  • Management Accounting & Sustainability Reporting
  • Advantages of linked courses in business curriculums
  • Fairness Perceptions and Budgetary Participation-Performance Issues


  • Ph.D., Temple University
  • MBA, Villanova University
  • B.S., La Salle University


  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Management
  • Accounting Seminar
  • Business Perspectives
  • Graduate Financial Accounting

Recent Refereed Academic Journal Publications

Lafond, C. Andrew, Leauby, B., & Wentzel, K. (2017).  Lessons in Managerial Accounting From a Service Learning Project at a Local Soup Kitchen.  Global Perspectives on Accounting Education. 

Lafond, C. Andrew & Wentzel, K. (2015).  Students Acting as Consultants: Advising Small Businesses on Cost Accumulation.  Advances in Accounting Education.

Wentzel, K., McAleer, A., & Lafond, C. Andrew (2015).  Enhancing the Link between Technology and Accounting in Introductory Courses: Evidence from Students.  Journal of the Academy of Business Education.

Leauby, B. and K. Wentzel (2012). Linking Management Accounting and Finance:  Assessing Student Perceptions.  Management Accounting Quarterly, Winter: 14-20.

Borkowski, S., M.J. Welsh, and K. Wentzel (2012).  Sustainability Reporting at Johnson & Johnson:  A Case Study Using Content Analysis.  International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation, Vol 4, Issue 3:  96-105.

Borkowski, S., M.J. Welsh, and K. Wentzel (2010). Johnson & Johnson:  A case study on sustainability reporting.  IMA Educational Case Journal, Vol 3, No. 2, pp. 1-15.

Leauby, B. A. & Wentzel, K. (2007).  New Linkages: Integrating Managerial Accounting and Fundamentals of Financial Management.   Advances in Accounting Education, 8, 39-52.

Bobek, D., Hatfield, R., & Wentzel, K. (2007).  An Investigation of Why Taxpayers Prefer Refunds: A Theory of Planned Behavior Approach.  Journal of American Tax Association, 29 (1), 93-111.

Wentzel, K. (2004).  Do Perceptions of Fairness Mitigate Managers’ Use of Budgetary Slack during Asymmetric Information Conditions?  Advances in Management Accounting, 13, 223-244.

Wentzel, K. (2002).  The Influence of Fairness Perceptions and Goal Commitment on Managers’ Performance in a Budget Setting.  Behavioral Research in Accounting, 14, 247-271.

Ryan, D. & Wentzel, K. (2000).  The Influence of Attributions and Budget Emphasis on Framing and Risk Preferences Under Conditions of Unfavorable Budget Variances.  Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, 3, 133-152.


Recent Refereed Professional Journal Publications

Lafond, C. Andrew, Leauby, B., & Wentzel, K. (2018).  Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Individuals.  Practical Tax Strategies.

Lafond, C. Andrew, Leauby, B., & Wentzel, K. (2016).  Concept Mapping.   Pennsylvania CPA Journal.

Lafond, C. Andrew, Leauby, B., & Wentzel, K. (2016).  Hybrid Long Term Care Policies and Tax Benefits.   Practical Tax Strategies.

Lafond, C. Andrew, Leauby, B., & Wentzel, K. (2015).  The Tax Implications of Long-term Care Insurance.   Practical Tax Strategies.

Borkowski, S., M.J. Welsh, & Wentzel, K. 2011. Sustainability Reporting Assurance:  Your Next Growth Area?  Pennsylvania CPA Journal (Summer).

Borkowski, S., M.J. Welsh, & Wentzel, K. 2010. Johnson & Johnson:  A model for sustainability reporting. Strategic Finance (September).

McAleer, A. & Wentzel, K. (2009).  Integration is key to enhancing freshman technology skills.   New Accountant.

McAleer, A. & Wentzel, K. (2008).  Linking Introductory Tech and Accounting Courses.   Pennsylvania CPA Journal.

Leauby, B. & Wentzel, K. (2006).  Linking Management Accounting with Finance.  Strategic Finance.

Welsh, M. J. & Wentzel, K. (2005).  Pension Accounting: It’s in the Footnotes.   Pennsylvania CPA Journal.

Leauby, B. & Wentzel, K. (2002).  Know the Score: The Balanced Scorecard Approach to Strategically Assist Clients.   Pennsylvania CPA Journal.