Kathleen S. Nesper

Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus
Accounting and Law


MBA, School of Management, University at Buffalo 
BS, School of Management, University at Buffalo 


Prior to joining the School of Management's faculty, Nesper was a practitioner in the fields of public accounting and corporate accounting for more than 17 years. In addition to her audit experience at two international public accounting firms, her corporate accounting experience includes forecasting and operations analysis, budget and strategic business plan development and analysis, cost analysis (including activity-based costing), overseas/joint venture analysis, product line profitability analysis, investment and capital budgeting analysis, and future product program analysis. She served as faculty advisor for the UB Accounting Association.



  • Beta Alpha Psi - charter member of the Zeta Theta Chapter - 1981
  • Beta Gamma Sigma - 1981
  • General Motors Corporation President's Council Award - 1997

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Management Accountants (I.M.A.) - Student Activities Coordinator, Membership Committee
  • NYSSCPA Buffalo Chapter - volunteer for "One-on-One" presentations to area high schools
  • American Accounting Association - member

Teaching Experience

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance

Industry Experience

  • 1997-1999: Forward Product Program Finance Manager, Delphi Thermal Systems, Lockport, New York
  • 1983-1997: Plant Controller, Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors Corporation, Lockport, New York
  • 1982-1983: In-Charge Accountant, Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, Buffalo, New York
  • 1981-1982: Auditor, Coopers and Lybrand, Buffalo, New York

Other Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Daemen College (2005-2006)
  • Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Daemen College (2004-2006)
  • Business planning consultant for small businesses

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Faculty Advisor, University at Buffalo Accounting Association
  • Member, Undergraduate Program Committee
  • Member, Accounting and Law Department Curriculum Committee