School of Hotel Administration
Mary MacAusland, CPA, PhD is a senior lecturer at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA), where she teaches courses in financial and managerial accounting and financial statement analysis. She earned her PhD in public administration at the Pennsylvania State University, and holds a BBA in accounting from Temple University and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University. Her research is focused on the global convergence of accounting standards, and on the SEC’s role in regulating the U.S. capital markets.
MacAusland was previously on the faculty at the University of New Hampshire and Franklin and Marshall College, and taught for several years at a small community college. In addition to her academic career, she worked in the life-care management and development field as a controller, and has held numerous positions with the United States Tennis Association, most recently as vice-chair of the audit committee.
MacAusland has served on numerous boards and committees for the local chapters of the American Red Cross and the United Way, and chaired several special events raising significant amounts for local charities. She was also actively engaged with her local community foundation, serving as a longtime member of the investment committee, and was integral in establishing a permanent fund with the foundation to provide grants for tennis programs for at-risk youth.