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Graduate & Professional Studies

Kerry Calnan

Vice President of Innovation and Institutional Effectiveness; Assoc. Prof. of Acct. & Finance


  • DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) in Finance, Sacred Heart
  • MBA, Western New England University
  • BSBA in Accounting, Westfield State University
Certifications & Licenses
  • Certified Management Accountant

Industry Experience

Kerry is the Vice President of Innovation & Institutional Effectiveness for Nichols College.  This role is an incubator for partnership programs and the competency-based education delivery of the BSBA in management.   In addition, she serves on the full-time faculty as an Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance.   Her research focus is on the relationship between the gender of CEO and short-termism or long-term decision making in S&P 1,500 companies.   She is on the faculty advisory board of Maastricht School of Management in the Netherland.  She spent over ten years in corporate accounting and finance positions,  including ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri), a multibillion-dollar Swiss-Swedish multinational company headquartered in Switzerland specializing in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment, and automation technology areas.   

Courses Taught
  • MBA-800 Strategic Management
  • MSA-715: Financial Accounting & Reporting