Kathy R. O’Donnell

Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus
Accounting and Law Department


MBA, School of Management, University at Buffalo 
BA, Saint Marys College (Notre Dame, IN)


Certified Public Accountant - New York State


O’Donnell’s professional accounting interests are in the areas of auditing, business combinations, foreign currency, governments and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the School of Management, she was a senior auditor at Ernst & Young, Buffalo.

Awards and Recognition

  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Outstanding Young Women of America
  • Kappa Gamma Pi National Honor Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society
  • Beta Alpha Psi National Honor Society
  • Helen Crosby Fellowship

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Teaching Experience

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Research in Accounting and Auditing Standards

Industry Experience

  • 1978-1981: Auditor, Ernst and Whinney (now Ernst and Young)-Buffalo, NY
  • 1993-1994: Membership Director, Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Palatine, IL

Other Experience

  • Consultant to several businesses