Patrick R. Colabella, Ed.D., C.P.A.

Associate Professor, Accounting and Taxation

Patrick R. Colabella has served as faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi, a national honor society of information professionals, for the last 19 years. From time to time, he has served as a committee chair of the NYSSCPAs. In addition, he has served his profession as a peer reviewer for the Peer Review Quality Control Program of the AICPA. He has additionally served on several corporate boards for banks, charter schools, and several not-for-profit organizations. Colabella is a senior partner (semi-retired) of the Colabella & Company LLP. He has published several articles in The CPA Journal as a tax professional and academic. He began his career with the firm of Deloitte & Touche and later served as director of taxes for three years for the Equitable Life Holding Company. (Now Axa Financial). Colabella currently is the chairman and founder of the Global Institute for Taxation, a scholarly research institute based at St. John's University that advises government and business on issues pertaining to fundamental tax reform. He has appeared on various television news programs as a taxation expert.

Ed.D., Instructional Leadership, St. John's University
M.B.A., Taxation, Pace University
B.S., Accounting, St. John's University

Teaching Interests
Taxation, accounting and education

Research Interests
Global taxation, public finance, socioeconomic ideologies, and philosophies of government. Focused on revamping world public finance systems by setting out new paradigms for the financial interactions of government accountability to free citizens.

Select Publications

Colabella, P. R. (2016). How to Get Rid of Socialism ... and solve the fiscal ills if the United States. Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris/Author Solutions. vol. 1, pp. 177.