Theresa Henry, Ph.D., C.P.A.
I think there is a great relationship between the students and the faculty at Seton Hall. Our job, I believe—and I think many of my colleagues feel this way—goes beyond just what we do in the classroom. It's not just a matter of teaching and grading exams, but it goes above and beyond that to helping students with interview skills, looking at their resumes and helping them make connections with potential employers.

Theresa Henry, Ph.D., CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting

Meet Dr. Theresa Henry

For Theresa Henry, associate professor of accounting, teaching transcends the classroom. A certified public accountant in New Jersey, Henry has experience in both public (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and private practice. Her research interests include executive compensation, internal controls and financial disclosures. She draws on her own personal experience and translates that to her teaching, mentoring and advising.

"Teaching is so incredibly rewarding to me. I really enjoy watching students discovering new concepts and finding their way as they move through the coursework," Henry says "I am always so touched on graduation day when I see our students so eager to begin the next chapter of their lives yet very grateful for all that Seton Hall has done for them. It is a great feeling to know that I was a small part of their journey."

One of the ways students build their resumes through the accounting program is via real-world work experience. "The work experience that students take on in college is truly invaluable. It really puts concepts into practice so students are able to apply their classroom learning to real work experiences," Henry notes. "The work experiences also help to open their eyes to the various career paths available to them. This gives them the opportunity to decide what truly is the best career fit for them."

Almost all students in the Stillman School of Business complete an internship with companies like Goldman Sachs, Deloitte & Touche, JP Morgan Chase, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, KPMG and many more.  This hands-on experience and the Stillman School’s prestigious reputation and rigorous accreditation, which ensures we have a standard of excellence held by fewer than 10 percent of the business schools in the world, are just some of the reasons 90 percent of our business graduates find employment after graduation with starting salaries of about $52,000 a year.

Students in accounting and other business programs also choose to expand their horizons through study abroad. "I've had many students over the years who have spent a semester abroad or have traveled on a Seton Hall-sponsored trip. Our students travel to Egypt, China, Italy, India and Ireland, to name only a few," she says. "Students get to really experience the culture and are exposed to business concepts within the various countries they visit. The increasing globalization of the business environment necessitates that students be aware of cultural differences and varying business practices that exist across the globe."

In spring 2012, Alpha Kappa Psi, the University's professional business fraternity, named Henry Professor of the Year. "For me, teaching is so rewarding. I truly love teaching and do my very best to provide my students with the greatest learning experiences possible," Henry shares. "I was so incredibly honored by this award, and was especially touched since it is voted upon by students.

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