Anthony J. Amoruso, an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Love School of Business, joined the faculty of Elon University in 2008. He earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Georgia. Dr. Amoruso is a former senior manager for Arthur Andersen LLP, where he worked in the Professional Standards Group and the Assurance practice. He also served as a technical manager for the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, working with the Joint Risk Assessments Task Force. Dr. Amoruso’s primary research and teaching interests are financial accounting and auditing. He has published in a variety of academic and practice journals, including Accounting Horizons, Issues in Accounting Education, The CPA Journal, New Accountant, and the Journal of Government Financial Management.
Dr. C. Catherine Chiang received her Ph.D. degree from the City University of New York (CUNY), Master of Accounting degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and MS in Management degree with a concentration in Management Information Systems from NC State. Prior to joining Elon, she taught at CUNY- Baruch College, Greensboro College, and North Carolina Central University. She has published articles in Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, among others. She is on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Organizational Innovation. Her research focuses on the capital market valuation of accounting numbers, especially the valuation of intangible assets such as R&D. Prior to pursuing academic career, she worked as an audit staff at a public accounting firm.
CPA in state of North Carolina
MS and BS degrees in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Assistant Professor of Accounting at Elon University since fall, 1987.
Faculty Advisor of Beta Alpha Psi
Married with 2 children.
Dr. Irana Scott received her Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. She has seven years teaching experience and over 20 years public and private accounting experience. Prior to joining Elon, she taught at Averett University, the University of Virginia's College at Wise, James Madison University, and the University of Memphis. Before pursuing an academic career, she owned an accounting firm, worked as an audit staff member of a regional accounting firm,and was the controller of a company in the health services industry. Her research focuses on the detection of financial statement fraud. She has published articles in Behavioral Research in Accounting and Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting.
Dr. Paula M. Weller has over 14 years of teaching experience and 20 years of private and public accounting experience. She started teaching at Elon in 1998 as an Adjunct Instructor, becoming a full-time Instructor in 2000, and then a full-time Lecturer in 2007 to present. She also taught adjunct classes for UNC Greensboro, North Carolina A & T State University, and Alamance Community College. Prior to her teaching career, she was CFO, Treasurer of Weaver Investment Company in Greensboro, NC and other accounting roles in the affiliated companies, such as Weaver Realty Company and the Weaver Foundation. She was also a Tax Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Greensboro and a Staff Accountant for Texfi Industries in Greensboro, NC. She is a CPA and real estate broker.