George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Learn from the Best and Brightest

Our faculty live, work, and consult in the Washington, D.C., area and draw on their real-world experience to enrich classroom instruction. They bring senior accounting leaders and industry experts into the classroom to give students the latest on industry trends.

School of Business faculty members bring both theoretical and applied expertise to the classroom and advocate real-world learning. They incorporate daily opportunities to connect business theory with reality. Role-playing, simulations, projects, and guest speakers are used to illuminate learning from textbooks, lectures, and discussions.

Mason accounting faculty teach both the on-campus program and the online MS in Accounting program. Accounting faculty include



R. Scott Bell

Federal financial management, accounting, reporting, and policy experience. Expertise in federal financial and accounting policy with experience at the Department of Treasury, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Management and Budget, Small Business Administration, and the private sector.



R. Scott Broshears

Financial audit, analysis and investigative experience. Expertise in fraud with the experience at the DoD, FBI, and Morgan Stanley

Long Chen


Long Chen

Teaching and industry experience in managerial and cost accounting. Research interest in managerial decisions and their capital market consequences.

Gary Dittmer

Financial and accounting executive with audit, accounting, and tax experience with public accounting firms (big 4 & local) and private industry (SEC)

Colleen Green

More than 15 years experience assisting clients of PricewaterhouseCooper with federal taxation matters. Collen Green has her JD, is a member of the D.C. bar, and is a CPA licensed in Georgia, Virginia, and D.C. Her research interests are Federal taxation, business law, and ethics matters.



Syed Hasan

Experience in audit of government and not-for-profit entities, taxation of business entities and pass through entities. Experience in audit includes audits of the United States Navy and the Marine Corps.



Connie Hylton

Accounting experience in public accounting, with a fortune 100 company and the federal government. CPA in Virginia.

Mark Ingram


Mark Ingram

Certified public accountant with a long history of teaching all levels of financial and managerial accounting and governmental/nor for profit accounting. Mark Ingram is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and the Virginia Society of CPA's.



Bret Johnson

Former SEC Accountant, licensed CPA in Virginia, specializes in financial reporting and disclosure regulation



Karen Kitching

Teaching and industry experience in database administration and accounting analytics. Research interest in nonprofit governance and financial reporting.



Robert J. Pawlewicz

New York licensed Certified Public Accountant with years of experience in public accounting prior to entering academia. Expertise and research published in auditing and the effect of regulations on audits and financial reporting.



Kyle Sweeney





Gnanakumar Visvanathan

Expertise in financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and business valuation.


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Kelly Wentland

CPA licensed in VA with experience in federal tax, audits of federal government agencies, and advisory services. Graduated as an AICPA Accounting Doctoral Scholar from UNC Chapel Hill. Research interests in taxation, accounting information, and firm decision making.