Ashley Stampone is a firm believer in that “Of those to whom much is given, much is expected,” (Luke 12:48). “It is a great reminder as to the responsibility we have to give back to the community, the profession, and to others,” said the assistant professor of accounting at the University of Scranton.
Stampone teaches a variety of accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including financial and managerial accounting, accounting communications, financial statement fraud, and business policy and procedure. “Teaching is by far one of the greatest aspects of my job. It is so enjoyable to be in the classroom all day helping students learn about accounting.” she said.
The young woman also acts as an adviser and mentor for students during their career/internship search, and she meets with alumni and firm recruiters to understand the ever-changing updates to the accounting profession and the competencies required of today’s graduates.
The assistant professor is responsible for performing research and is currently working on her dissertation and projects involving environmental, social, and governance topics in accounting and emerging technologies within the accounting profession.
She is a member of the University’s Review Board; the Kania School of Management’s Strategic Planning Committee; and a faculty advisor to Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter which has received the IMA’s Award of Excellence for the past three years. She serves on the Pennsylvania’s CPA Journal editorial board and is the Emerging CPAs column coordinator, and she serves as the vice-president of the local PA Northeast IMA Chapter.
She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Scranton and entered the field of public accounting in Wilkes-Barre, where she worked toward her CPA license. She went on to become an internal auditor at QVC in West Chester, prior to her current role. “At the time, teaching seemed scary, but it was the best decision I have ever made. I quickly fell in love with it after my first class,” she admits.
She enrolled in the University’s Doctorate of business administration program and is in her final year of the program.
Stampone has found great support in all of the senior faculty in her department including Drs. Doug Boyle, James Boyle, Daniel Mahoney, and Brian Carpenter, and her colleagues, Drs. Satya Chattopadhyay, Robert McKeage, and John O’Malley. Her doctoral classmates have also been great mentors navigating research and the transition to academia together.
Stampone attributes her success thus far in life to hard work. “You can never get anywhere without putting in the effort towards your career or passion. Additionally, I believe the ability to observe, genuinely listen, and invest in relationships is very important,” she notes.
Her husband, Michael, has provided great support in her life, especially while transitioning into academia and pursuing her doctorate. “He is extremely hard working, which inspires me to continuously work hard as well,” she notes. Her parents, John and Susan Regan, and her brother, John Regan, have also been instrumental in providing support in her life.
She is a member of the American Accounting Association, Institute of Management Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
She has received the PICPA’s Young Leaders award; the IMA’s Ursel K. Albers Campus Advocate award; the IMA’s Faculty Leadership Award; the Kania School of Management’s Professor of the Year Award; and the Douglas M. Boyle DBA Outstanding Research Award.
The Top 20 Under 40 awards are the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal’s annual salute to the best and brightest young business stars in the region. Hundreds of successful professionals have been nominated since the awards began in 2002.
The honorees come from a variety of backgrounds and career fields, from health care to restaurants, from real estate to public service and beyond. Many common attributes, however, are shared among them including expert knowledge of and a passion for their professions, a drive for excellence and a bent toward volunteerism and community service.
Each honoree was nominated by at least one superior, colleague, client, friend or family member and chosen by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal team through a careful selection process.
Top 20 Under 40 nominations open in late August and close in mid-October.
Look for the announcement in the September and October print editions and on the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal’s social media and website.