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School of Business Leadership Team

 

Sylvia Maxfield

 

Dean
Providence College School of Business

 

Through Dr. Maxfield’s experience in both the academic and business worlds she has become a specialist in the global economy, financial crises and corporate social responsibility. Before becoming dean of the Providence College School of Business she was MBA director and professor of Management at Simmons College.  In business, Dr. Maxfield was vice president and senior sovereign credit analyst at the Wall Street firm of Lehman Brothers. At Yale for ten years, Dr. Maxfield held joint faculty appointments in Management and Political Science and directed the Master’s program in International Relations. She has published several dozen books and articles about the interface of politics, society, and financial markets and has translated her research for non-academic audiences through publication in many venues, including The Wall Street Journal. Recently she has worked with corporations including Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, and Procter & Gamble on executive training projects. Dr. Maxfield speaks regularly about the economy and social responsibility. She is a graduate of Cornell’s School of Arts and Sciences and earned her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard University. She has served on several boards for non-profits operating in the fields of inter-American relations and education innovation in numerous university leadership capacities.  Dr. Maxfield is fluent in Spanish and has lived or worked in virtually every country in Central and South America. She has three children and is a resident of Brookline, Massachusetts and Jamestown, Rhode Island.

 
 
 
Phone: (401) 865-1224
Email: maxfield@providence.edu
 
Office: Providence College - 113 Koffler Hall - 1 Cunningham Square - Providence, RI 02918
 

Christine Earley

Associate Dean, Faculty & Curriculum
Providence College School of Business

 

Christine E. Earley, PhD, CPA (inactive)

Dr. Christine Earley, is the Associate Dean of the Providence College School of Business (PCSB) and Professor of Accountancy. In her role as Associate Dean, she is responsible for overseeing all issues relating to faculty and curriculum for the PCSB. She is a former auditor and certified public accountant, and her research interests are primarily in the areas of auditing and professional ethics.  A stream of Christine’s research utilizes experimental methods to study how auditors make complex judgments and how they can be trained to improve these judgments. She has also examined the impact of information provided by management on auditors' judgments regarding fair value, business process performance, internal control classifications, and fraud and inherent risk judgments. She is a member of the PCAOB research synthesis team on the topic of professional skepticism, and she has received research grants from the PwC Inquiries Program, and the Center for Audit Quality.

Christine has published in the following leading journals in accounting:  The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Issues in Accounting Education. She serves on the editorial board of The Accounting Review, and previously served on the editorial boards of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and Issues in Accounting Education. Christine has contributed to the accounting profession in several ways, including instructing the AAA Auditing Section Audit Educators’ Bootcamp and serving as conference chair or liaison for the ABO, Auditing and Public Interest Sections, as well as on the AAA Northeast Region Steering Committee. In April 2013, she was elected to the Executive Council of the AAA Auditing Section. She received her PhD in accounting and Master’s in cognitive psychology from The University of Pittsburgh and her undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Connecticut.

 
Phone: (401) 865-2056
Email: cearley@providence.edu
 
Office: Providence College - 113 Koffler Hall - 1 Cunningham Square - Providence, RI 02918
 
 
 

 

Carolyn Duane

Special Assistant to the Dean

Providence College School of Business

  • External Relations

  • Faculty Committees & Scholarship

  • Operations and Systems

  • Surveys & Reporting

 
Phone: (401) 865-1068
Email: cduane@providence.edu
 
Office: Providence College - 113 Koffler Hall - 1 Cunningham Square - Providence, RI 02918
 
 
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Katherine Follett

Executive Assistant
Providence College School of Business

  • Dean's Schedule and travel
  • Website - School of Business and MBA
  • Inter-office communications
  • Budget Maintenance
      
PHONE: 401-865-1821
 EMAIL: kfollett@providence.edu

Office: Providence College - 113 Koffler Hall - 1 Cunningham Square - Providence, RI 02918
 

 

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Lisa Mildner

Senior Office Assistant

Providence College School of Business

  • Communications within the School of Business
  • Faculty requests and meeting coordination/ School calendar
  • Data maintenance for PCSB reporting
  • Declaration of Majors and coordination of student/faculty communications
 
Phone: (401) 865-2790
Email: lmildner@providence.edu
 
Office: Providence College - 115 Koffler Hall - 1 Cunningham Square - Providence, RI 02918
 

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 Mary Politelli

Administrative Assistant
Providence College School of Business

 
 
  •  Liaison for student matters

  • Declarations of majors and advising for undergraduate business students

  •  Pre-registration/registration

  • Administrative support to PCSB Chairs and related program
 
Phone: (401) 865-2742
 
 
Office: Providence College - 115 Koffler Hall - 1 Cunningham Square - Providence, RI 02918
 

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Nancy Terry

Administrative Coordinator - MBA Program

Providence College School of Business

 

  • Applications, inquiries, and information for the MBA Program

  • Sheduling of Information sessions and interviews

  • Student advising and course registration

  • Communications for MBA Program

 

Phone: (401) 2333

Office: Providence College - 115 Koffler Hall - 1 Cunningham Square - Providence, RI 02918
 
 
  
 

Providence College School of Business
Koffler Hall
Phone: (401) 865-2332
Fax: (401) 865-2978
pcsb@providence.edu
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