Patricia Libby

Patricia Libby

Associate Professor, Accounting
Faculty, Graduate Study in Business

Phone:(607) 274-1314
Office:419 Park Center
Ithaca, NY 14850


Ph.D. University of Michigan (Major: Higher Education; Minor: Business Administration)

M.B.A. DePaul University (Accounting), Graduated with Distinction

B.S. Pennsylvania State University (Accounting), Graduated with High Distinction

Professional Certifications

CPA, Illinois

Courses Recently Taught

  • Accounting: Financial Reporting and Control (M.B.A.)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting Theory and Reporting
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting

Academic Appointments

1999-present Assistant/Tenured Associate Professor of Accounting, Ithaca College

Spring 2006  Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Fall 2005  Visiting Associate Professor, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

2001-3 Chair, Accounting Department, School of Business, Ithaca College

1998-99 Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin

Spring 1996 Faculty Scholar, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

1989-93 Assistant Professor of Accounting, Ithaca College

1984-89 Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting, Eastern Michigan University

1979-83 Instructor of Accounting, Eastern Michigan University

Professional and Consulting Experience

Author: Financial Accounting, 6th edition, R. Libby, P. Libby, D. Short (McGraw-Hill), 2009

               Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, 2nd edition, F. Phillips, R. Libby, P. Libby (McGraw-Hill), 2008

               Principles of Accounting, 1st edition, P. Libby, R. Libby, F. Phillips, S. Whitecotton (McGraw-Hill), 2009

1976-78 Assistant Bursar, Internal Auditor, The University of Chicago

1975-76 Staff Accountant, Price Waterhouse and Co. (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Pittsburgh and Chicago

Research Interests

Knowledge Development Issues in Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing

Decision Aids in Accounting and Auditing