Thomas Tribunella

Professor of Accounting


Contact

209 Rich Hall
315.312.2544
thomas.tribunella@oswego.edu

Thomas Tribunella is originally from Webster, NY and attended Niagara University for his BBA. He went on for his MBA at Rochester Institute of Technology and during his final semester, he was given the opportunity to teach courses for the school of business at SUNY Geneseo. Professor Tribunella attended SUNY Albany for his Ph.D. He also has his CPA license through New York. Professor Tribunella has published over 35 journal article, case studies, book chapter, and conference proceedings.

Professor Tribunella began working at SUNY Oswego in 2006 and became tenured in 2012. He has also taught at the University of Rochester, SUNY Institute of Technology and is a lead instructor for Becker CPA Review Course. His most recent publications has been published in The CPA Journal, Journal of Business, and International Journal of Business and Social Science. He has won four best paper awards at peer reviewed conferences. Outside of teaching, he is the director and founder of the Center for Accounting Research and Education at SUNY Oswego and a manuscript reviewer for The CPA Journal. In his free time, Professor Tribunella enjoys boating and camping with his wife and two children.

Research

Thomas Tribunella has been teaching, publishing, and consulting for over 25 years in the fields of accounting and information systems. His most recent research has focused on psychology of fraud, U.S. income tax policy, forensic accountants and reverse mortgages. In the past, he has held teaching positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology and SUNY Geneseo.

Publications

  • Tribunella, T., and Tribunella, H. (2014). Reverse Mortgages: What CPAs Need to Know, The CPA Journal, vol., no., pp., February 2014.
  • Tribunella, T., and Friedman, B. and Cox, P. (2013). Predicting Labor Productivity and Environmental Sustainability, Journal of Business, vol. 3, no. 2013, 1, pp. 183-214.
  • Tribunella, T., and Friedman, B. (2013). Does the International MBA Employment Market Value Awareness of Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability? International Journal of Business and Social Science, vol. 3, no. 24, December 2012, pp. 12-23.
  • Tribunella, T., and Tribunella, H. and Phelps, L. (2011). 20 Questions Answered about Marriage and Taxes, The CPA Journal, vol. LXXXI, no. 12, pp. 38-43, December 2011.
  • Tribunella, T., and Friedman, B. and Cox, P. (2011). Relationships Among Culture Dimensions, National Gross Domestic Product, and Environmental Sustainability, Journal of Applied Business and Economics, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 46-56, 2011. 

Conferences

  • Tribunella, T. and Tribunella, H. (2013). 100 Years: A Review of US Income Tax Policy, presented in the American Accounting Association Conference, April, 2013, Huron, Ohio
  • Tribunella, T., and Friedman, B. and Cox, P. (2012). Balancing Economic Productivity with Environmental Sustainability, presented in the Business Research Consortium of Western New York, Oswego, NY.
  • Tribunella, T., and Friedman, B. and Cox, P. (2011). National Culture and Environmental Sustainability,presented in the National Business and Economics Society Conference, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
  • Tribunella, T., and Friedman, B.  (2010). Predicting Labor Productivity with Environmental Sustainability,presented in the Business Research Consortium of Western New York, Geneseo, NY.
  • Tribunella, T., and Friedman, B. and Cox, P. (2010).  Relationships among World Governance Indictors and National Gross Domestic Product Weighted by Environmental Sustainability, presented in the Business Research Consortium of Western New York, Geneseo, NY.

Awards and honors

  • Director and Founder, Center for Accounting Research and Education at SUNY Oswego, 2008 to present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, The CPA Journal, 2009 to present
  • Best Paper Award, AIS Educator Association Conference, 2006
  • Best Paper Award, AIS Educator Association Conference, 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation, RIT Online Learning, 2005
  • Certificate of Recognition, PricewaterhouseCoopers University for Faculty, 2005
  • Best Paper Award, AIS Educator Association Conference, 2004
  • Exemplary Reviewer Award, AIS Educator Association Conference, 2004
  • Best Paper Award, International Business & Economics Research Conference, 2002
  • Expert Commentary, Bloomberg News, Enron Case, 2002