Faculty profile

Thomas Tribunella

Chair, Accounting, Finance & Law
Professor, Accounting


235 Rich Hall

Office hours

Spring 2024:
Monday, Wednesday 11:45am - 2:45pm
or by appointment

Thomas Tribunella earned his PhD at the State University of New York at Albany, MBA at the Rochester Institute of Technology, BBA at Niagara University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. He has been teaching, writing, and consulting for over 30 years. Dr. Tribunella has published over 60 journal articles, case studies, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has also won four best paper awards at academic conferences. His teaching and research interests are in the field of Accounting Information Systems.

Awards and honors

  • Best Paper Award for "A Method of Teaching the Underlying Theory of XBRL: An Application of Information Modeling and XML Programming with an Excel Implementation," 2006 AIS Educator Association Conference
  • Best Paper Award for "An Economic Model for Ranking AIS Journals," 2005 AIS Educator Association Conference
  • Best Paper Award for "AIS Faculty Familiarity and Perceptions of AIS Journals," 2004 AIS Educator Association Conference
  • Exemplary Reviewer Award, 2004 AIS Educator Association Conference
  • Best Paper Award for "The Effect of Auditor Independence on International Capital Markets for eCommerce Firms," 2002 International Business & Economics Research Conference

Classes taught

Spring 2024:
ACC 305 - Accounting Information Systems
MBA 511 - Management Information Systems