Kathy R. O’Donnell

Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus
Accounting and Law


MBA, School of Management, University at Buffalo 
BA, Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana)


Certified Public Accountant - New York State (retired)


O’Donnell’s professional accounting interests are in the areas of auditing, business combinations, foreign currency, governments and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the School of Management, she was a senior auditor at Ernst & Young, Buffalo.

Awards and Recognition

  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Outstanding Young Women of America
  • Kappa Gamma Pi National Honor Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society
  • Beta Alpha Psi National Honor Society
  • Helen Crosby Fellowship

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Teaching Experience

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Research in Accounting and Auditing Standards

Industry Experience

  • 1978-1981: Auditor, Ernst and Whinney (now EY) - Buffalo, New York
  • 1993-1994: Membership Director, Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Palatine, Illinois

Other Experience

  • Consultant to several businesses