Accounting Professor Bruce A. Leauby’s main goal is helping students learn how to learn. While his focus is on accounting, auditing, and taxes, his goal is to excite and instill a love for lifelong learning. He believes in “connecting” with his students both inside and outside of the classroom because personal contact provides more motivation to engage and learn.
Dr. Leauby’s prior business experience includes international CPA firm experience in auditing and consulting in addition to controllership responsibilities at a large regional private company. Currently, he practices tax and advisory services on a limited scale and actively consults in transportation industry. He is active with the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, working with the forensic and litigation support and business valuation state-wide committees.
Why La Salle?
After interviewing to potentially teach at La Salle I left feeling as if I knew the interviewee my entire life and he cared about me and my future. The impact of that single visit reinforced my desire to teach at La Salle. The compassion and commitment of the faculty to make a difference in the life of students was something I wanted to be part of. I have never regretted my decision to teach at La Salle and know students will find the same compassion and commitment to them when they arrive on campus.
Areas of Expertise
Drexel University — Doctor of Philosophy, major accounting.
Pennsylvania State University — Master of Science in Business Administration, major accounting.
Bloomsburg University — Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major accounting.
Leauby, Bruce A., and C. Andrew LaFond, “Help Wanted: Hire Your Kids for Tax Savings,” Practical Tax Strategies, Volume 91, No. 4, October, 2013, P.170-174.
Leauby, Bruce A., “Healthcare Reform: Rules for determining full-time employees,” School Bus Fleet, Volume 59, No. 3, March, 2013, P.34-37.
Leauby, Bruce A., and Mary Robertson, “Double Entry: Linking Introductory Financial Accounting and English Composition,” Chapter in Linked Courses for General Education and Integrative Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Administrators, Edited by Soven, Margot, Dolores Lehr, Siskanna Naynaha, and Wendy Olson, Stylus Publishing, 2013.
Leauby, Bruce A., and Kristin Wentzel, “Linking Management Accounting and Finance: Assessing Student Perceptions,” Management Accounting Quarterly, Volume 13, No. 2, 2012, p. 14-20.
Leauby, Bruce A., and Ed Nickerson, “Eye-Popping Opportunities in the Online World: CPAs Be Aware,” The CPA Journal, Volume LXXXII (82), No. 2, Summer 2011, pp. 21-23.
Leauby, Bruce A., Szabat, Kathryn A. and Jayne D. Maas, “Concept Mapping – An Empirical Study in Introductory Financial Accounting,” Accounting Education: an international journal, Volume 19, Issue 3, 2010, pp. 279-300.
Leauby, Bruce A., and Jack Zook, “Going Green with Propane School Bus Offers Great Tax Advantages,” The CPA Journal, Volume LXXX, No. 3, March 2010, pp. 51-55.
Leauby, Bruce A., Lauriello, Kim and Mary Jean Welsh “Watching the Watchers: A Close Look at PCAOB after Five Years,” The Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Volume 81, No. 1, Spring, 2010, p. 20-23. (Reprinted in The Journal Entry (Utah CPA organization) – July/August 2010, 28-30.
“Double Entry: Linking Introductory Financial Accounting and English Composition” Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, April, 2008.
“Survey of Student Perceptions: Regarding Integrating Managerial Accounting and Fundamentals of Financial Management” Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, April, 2008.
“New Linkages: Integrating Managerial Accounting and Fundamentals of Financial Management” Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, March, 2005. (Won Teaching and Curriculum Section “Best Manuscript Award”)
“Concept Mapping – Exploring its Value as a Meaningful Learning Tool in Accounting Education” Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, April, 2004.
“The Book-keepers’ Beneficial Association of Philadelphia: The First Signal in America for a Professional Organization of Bookkeepers and Accountants” Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, April, 2003.
“An Investigation of Users’, Preparers’ and Auditors’ Perceptions regarding the Relative Importance of the Characteristics of Information in Governmental Financial Reporting”, 12th Annual Conference, International Academy of Business Disciplines, April 2000.
“Improving the Information Quality of Governmental Financial Reporting for Economic Decision Makers in Capital Markets”, 25th Annual Conference, Association of Private Enterprise Education, April, 2000.
Review. 2005. Reilly, Robert F. and Robert P. Schweihs, Editors. The Handbook of Business Valuation and Intellectual Property Analysis. Pennsylvania CPA Journal 76(3). [AP][ICB]Reprinted in Black Enterprise Magazine October 3, 2005.
Review. 2007. Welytok, Jill Gilbert. Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies. Pennsylvania CPA Journal 77(4). [AP][ICB]