Christie L. Comunale

Christie Comunale


Specialization: Accounting

Office: Harriman 303

Phone: 631-632-1796



Dr. Comunale is visiting from the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, where she has been teaching since Fall 1999. She is a licensed CPA in Maryland and worked as an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Comunale is an award-winning researcher in the areas of audit judgment and decision making, and the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit process. She has presented her research at numerous American Accounting Association meetings and has published in competitive peer-reviewed journals.

Since 1999, Dr. Comunale has served as adviser to the C.W. Post Campus’ Accounting Society and its chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, Kappa Omicron. The chapter consistently receives Superior Status, the highest ranking of a chapter. In 2004, Dr. Comunale received the CW Post College of Management Recognition Award for Excellence in Service. She formerly served on the executive board of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants – Suffolk Chapter and chaired its Young CPAs Committee.

Her specialties include Audit Judgment and Decision Making, Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Audit Process. She is a recipient of the Best in Teaching and Curriculum Section Award for “User versus Preparer Orientation in the Introductory Financial Accounting Course: Current Practice and Implications,” American Accounting Association Northeast Region Meeting (2007); the McGraw-Hill/Irwin Best Research Paper Award for “Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Generalize the DuPont Model,” Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Meeting (2006); the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University (2005); and the Best in Session Award for “Professional Ethical Crises: A Case Study of Accounting Majors,” College Teaching and Learning Conference (2004).

Dr. Comunale is an Executive Board Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants – Suffolk County Chapter (2006 – 2009); Chair, Young CPAs Subcommittee, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants –Suffolk Chapter (2003 – 2009); Member, American Accounting Association (1998 – Present) and Member, Beta Alpha Psi, Honorary Fraternity (2001 – Present).

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Innovation Lab Open House
October 28, 11:30 to 1:00 pm in Harriman 210 
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Tuesday, November 11 at 6:00 pm in Charles B. Wang Center Theater [PDF]
Organizations, Management and Groups (OMG) Seminar Series:
November 7 at 1:00 pm in Wang 102
November 21 at 1:00 pm in Harriman 102
December 5 at 1:00 pm in Wang 301
December 19 at 1:00 pm in Wang 301




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