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Karen K Osterheld

Senior Lecturer, Accountancy
MBA, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978
Bachelor of Science, State University of New York at Albany, 1976
Office: Adamian Academic Center 282 | 781.891._2724 | kosterheld@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Teaching interests include the areas of financial accounting and corporate social responsibility. Formerly employed as an auditor at Ernst & Young.

Teaching Interests

Integration of Accounting and Finance; Service-Learning

Research Interests

Service-Learning; Corporate Governance in Academic Institutions Integration of Accounting and Finance in the General Business Curriculum

Consulting/Practice Interests

Accounting Policy Issues and Development

Professional Memberships

American Accounting Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Phi Beta Kappa

Awards and Honors

2008, Faculty Member of the Year
2007, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award
2003, Advisor of the Year
2003, Service-Learing Faculty Award
2001, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award
2001, Joint AICPA/AAA Collaboration Award for "The Role of Community Service in a For-Profit Organization

Publications

Journal Articles
Marcel, M., Bianco, C. A., Osterheld, K. K., Levy, E. S., Nixon, M. R. (2014). From Silos to Pipelines: Free Flow of Content Via Course Integration. Advances in Accounting education. Forthcoming

Bianco, C. A., Marcel, M., Levy, E. S., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K. (2013). The Integration of Accounting and Finance in the Introductory Classroom: Results from Generation Y. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 13 (6), 25 pages. Forthcoming

Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2012). A Supplementary Evening Program For Students In The Introductory Accounting Course. Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations, 13, 23-40.

Schwarzkopf, D. L., Hall, G. J., Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K. (2008). Executives' Views of Factors Affecting Governance Change in a Not-for-Profit Setting. Business and Society Review, 113 (4 (December)), 505-532.

Feldmann, D. A., Koulish, R., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2007). Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into the Accounting Curriculum. Advances in Accounting Education, 8, 197-219.

Feldmann, D. A., Osterheld, K. K., Schryver, J. (1994). Instructional Materials to Encourage Active Learning and Use of Computer Technology in Introductory Accounting.

Cases
Bianco, C. A, Levy, E. S, Marcel, M, Osterheld, K. K. (2010). Windspark. Bentley University.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Osterheld, K. K. (2013). "Recruitment Issues Related to International Students." Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Osterheld, K. K. (2013). Presented at the American Accounting Association's Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting 2013, Anaheim, CA.

Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K. (2012). "The Integration of Accounting and Finance in the Introductory Classroom:Results From Gen Y." Presented at the FMA 's Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Osterheld, K. K., Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Marcel, M., . (2012). "The Perils of Publishers’ PowerPoints or How to Make Visuals that really Work." Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2012 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Osterheld, K. K., Levy, E. S., Bianco, C. A., Marcel, M., Galoozis, E., . (2012). "Introducing Freshmen Students in the Accounting/Finance Course to the Library." Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2012 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Osterheld, K. K., Marcel, M., Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., . (2012). "An Integrated Approach to Teaching Introductory Finance and Accounting." Presented at the American Accounting Association's Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, Washtington, DC.

Levy, E. S., Bianco, C. A., Marcel, M., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K. (2012). Reinventing the Introductory Accounting Courses. Presented at the Academy of Business Research's Academy of Business Research Spring Conference 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Bianco, C. A., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K., Marcel, M., Levy, E. S. (2011). "Where Accounting and Finance Meet." Presented at the Financial Education Association's Academy of Business Education and the Financial Education Association, Orlando, FL.

Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Marcel, M., Osterheld, K. K., Nixon, M. R. (2011). From Silos to Pipelines: Free Flow of Content via Course Integration. Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Marcel, M., Osterheld, K. K. (2011). "Accounting for Good Presentations: First Year Introductory Course Sequence." Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Marcel, M., Osterheld, K. K. (2011). "How Well Do Students Retain Course Material? Results From a Diagnostic Quiz." Presented at the American Accounting Association's American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Schnader, A. L., Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K., Marcel, M., . (2010). "Teaching introductory finance, financial accounting, and managerial accounting to first-year students." Presented at the American Accounting Association's Northeast Regional Meeting, Burlington, VT.

Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K. (2010). "Teaching Introductory Finance, Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting to First-Year Students Using a Customized Textbook and a Twenty-Chapter Fictional Narrative of a Company's Evolution." Presented at the American Accounting Association's Annual Meeting - American Accounting Association, San Francisco.

Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K., Marcel, M. (2010). "Accounting Course and Curricula Innovations at Bentley University." Presented at the AAA's American Accounting Association, San Francisco, CA.

Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2009). "An Approach to Teach Students about the Conceptual Framework and Careers -a Presentation by Recipients of AICPA Honorable Mention for the Sanders and Chain Awards for Innovation in Teaching."

Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2008). "An Approach to Teach Introduction to Accounting Students about the Conceptual Framework and Career Opportunities in the Post-Sarbanes Accounting Environment."

Hall, G. J., Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K., Schwarzkopf, D. L. (2005). The Sarbanes-Oxley Act as a catalyst for governance change at institutions of higher education. Presented at the American Accounting Association--Accounting, Behavior & Organziations Research Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Feldmann, D. A., Koulish, R., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2005). "The Role of Community Service in a For-Profit Organization." Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Feldmann, D. A., Koulish, R., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2005). "The Role of Community Service in a For-Profit Organization." Presented at the National Meeting of the American Accounting Association, San Francisco, CA.

Magid, C. H., Spack, R., Osterheld, K. K. (2003). "Reports from the Field: Fostering Civic Engagement in Courses in Three Different Disciplines." Presented at the Campus Compact's New England Regional Campus Compact Conference, Worcester, Mass.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Accounting Department Advisory Board - Present
Other for Other Service, 2012 - 2012
Spoke at Career Services Events, 2012 - 2012

University Service
Other for Other Service, 2012 - 2012

Professional Service
Committee Member for American Accounting Association - Present
Chairperson for Conference on Teaching and Learning In Accounting, 2013 - Present
Committee Member for American Accounting Association, 2012 - 2012
Windspark for Bentley University - 2009