Associate Dean of School of Management, Carlow University
What is the most interesting or unusual experience of your career?
I have investigated a number of fraud/white-collar crime cases. Since I am a Certified Fraud Examiner, I have worked with the Fraud Investigation Unit of the DA's Office. It is great seeing fraudsters go to jail!
What are the most difficult challenges of your work?
Students who do not realize the importance of getting good grades! If you want to get a great paying job when you graduate, you have to be serious about your studies!
What qualities or skills are important for this career?
Communication skills--both oral and written
Knowledge of accounting and forensic accounting
Bio: Diane is Associate Dean of the School of Management at Carlow University in Pittsburgh. She received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her master's degree from Robert Morris University, and her doctorate degree from University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and is Certified in Financial Forensics. She teaches accounting, finance, and fraud investigation courses at Carlow University to undergraduate and graduate students and loves being in the classroom. She teaches both "in-class" courses, as well as online courses. Outside of work, she enjoys golfing with her family. She also likes to watch all kinds of sports. She is a Pirates, Penguins, Steelers, and Pitt fan!