Cynthia R. Phillips, Ed.D., C.P.A.

Associate Professor, Accounting and Taxation

Cynthia Phillips is an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Taxation in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University with responsibilities for teaching courses in financial and managerial accounting principles as well as cost accounting. Prior to her faculty appointment in fall 2012, Phillips served as associate dean for Planning, Accreditation, Finance, and Business Programs. She has experience as an internal auditor and managerial accountant in the investment banking industry, where she worked prior to joining St. John’s in 1989. Phillips’ research interests are in the area of not-for-profit accounting, particularly with respect to governance and policy issues facing higher education and other educational settings. She has made numerous conference presentations and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

Post-doctoral Certificate (AACSB Bridge Program), Accounting, University of Florida
Ed.D., Instructional Leadership, St. John's University
M.B.A., Finance, St. John's University
B.B.A, Accounting, Hofstra University

Teaching Interests
Cost/Managerial accounting, financial accounting, government and not-for-profit accounting

Research Interests
Economics and finance of higher education, school district governance and finance, flipped-classroom pedagogy