Christie ComunaleChristie L. Comunale, Ph.D., CPA
Christie L. Comunale, Ph.D., CPA
Professor of Practice
Education: BS in Accounting, MBA in Accounting Loyola University; Ph.D., in Accounting University of South Florida
Office: 254 Harriman Hall
Christie L. Comunale, Ph.D., CPA is a Professor of Practice at Stony Brook University. She joined Stony Brook University in 2013 after serving 14 years in LIU Post’s School of Professional Accountancy where she held the rank of Professor of Accounting. Dr. Comunale is a licensed CPA in New York State with audit experience at Coopers & Lybrand in Baltimore, MD. She earned her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of South Florida, and her MBA and BS in accounting from Loyola University Maryland.
Dr. Comunale is an award-winning researcher in the areas of auditor and taxpayer 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.
Dr. Comunale teaches undergraduate Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, and graduate Advanced Accounting. She has received numerous teaching awards including Stony Brook University’s College of Business Outstanding MBA Instructor Award and Long Island University’s David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Upon joining Stony Brook University, Dr. Comunale founded Stony Brook University’s Accounting Society and served as its advisor for 9 years. Gaining AACSB accreditation permits the College of Business to petition for a Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Chapter. Dr. Comunale is leading this effort and serves as faculty advisor to Stony Brook University’s petitioning BAP chapter. Stony Brook University’s Accounting Society and its (petitioning) BAP Chapter have brought recognition to the University, the College of Business, and its students. In 2017, Dr. Comunale received Stony Brook University’s Faculty Partnership Award in recognition of her service to the College’s students and the professional community.
Research: Auditor and taxpayer judgment and decision making, and the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit process.
Teaching: Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Advanced Accounting.