Dr. Donna Rapaccioli is Dean of the Gabelli School of Business and holds the rank of University Professor.
Dr. Rapaccioli serves on the Board of Trustees of Emmanuel College in Boston and the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) Board and is a Director on the State Street Global Advisors Mutual Fund Board. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Fordham University’s London Centre, and as the chair of Fordham University’s Social Innovation Collaboratory.
As an administrator, Dr. Rapaccioli has earned a reputation for creating academic programs that emphasize applied learning, a global perspective, interdisciplinary thinking, and strong ties with industry. Her philosophy centers on business with purpose, grounded in the Jesuit-influenced principle that commerce should advance society in a greater way.
Dr. Rapaccioli’s research interests lie in the area of earnings management and international accounting; she has published articles in academic journals and practitioner outlets and is the co-author of several book chapters. In her role as professor, Dr. Rapaccioli was selected by students to receive the outstanding teacher award. She has consulted for and lectured on accounting and finance topics at numerous financial institutions in New York City.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Dr. Rapaccioli was recognized as a 2018 Honoree by the Columbus Citizen’s Foundation and by the National Italian American Foundation in 2013 for Special Achievements in Education.