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Michael J. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair of Accounting Major

Michael J. Gallagher, Ph.D. is an associate professor and chair of the accounting major in the Division of Business at DeSales University. He teaches Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Cost Management (the accounting capstone course), along with three MBA courses, including International Accounting and Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting.

Mike received his Ph.D. in higher education with an emphasis in accounting and research from the University of Toledo, and his MBA and BS in accounting from Lebanon Valley College. His research interests include financial statement analysis at private colleges and universities and economic analysis of Peru.

Dr. Gallagher has also been the assistant controller at Lebanon Valley College and the budget director for the Office of International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

He is married for 32 years to Karen Gallagher and has three children: Katie, who has a master's degree in environmental engineering from Villanova University and works as a civil engineer at Langan Engineering in Bethlehem, PA; Michael, who is a Clinical Psychologists; and Emily, who is a CPA working for Grant Thornton.