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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Management


Dyson 353



(845) 575-3000 ext. 2744


Megan M. Burke, PhD, CPA (VA)

Assistant Professor of Accounting


Dr. Burke earned her Ph.D. in Accounting from Virginia Tech, her Master’s of Accountancy from The College of William & Mary, and her Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Virginia Tech. She worked in corporate tax for Arthur Andersen and as a tax manager in the Family Wealth Management group at Argy, Wiltse, & Robinson (AWR). At AWR, she focused on high net worth individual taxation, gift and estate planning, compensation planning, option planning, and retirement planning. Dr. Burke previously taught at Old Dominion University and Texas A&M University - Commerce covering courses in taxation, research, managerial accounting, financial accounting, and information systems.


PhD, Accounting, Virginia Tech, 2010
MAcc, Accounting, The College of William & Mary, 2001
BS, Accounting, Virginia Tech, 2000

Research Interests / Areas of Study

ESOPs, tax compliance, tax aggressiveness, pedagogical research

Selected Publications

Burke, M. J., Burke, M. M., Gates, S. (2017). To Amend or Not to Amend: A Tax Consulting Case. Journal of Accounting Education, Vol. 40, 55-62.

Bristor, J., Burke, M. (2016). Academic Integrity Policies: Has Your Institution Implemented an Effective Policy? The Accounting Educators’ Journal, Special Edition, 1-10.

Burke, M., Gossett, D., Haskin, D. (2016). Transferring ownership of small, closely-held businesses. Today’s CPA, Nov/Dec, 38-41.

Burke, M., Haskin, D., (2016). Incorporating Sustainability Issues into the Financial Accounting Curriculum. American Journal of Business Education, 9(2), 49-55.

Burke, M., (2015) Benefits of an employee stock ownership plan in succession planning. Journal of Accountancy, October, 64-68.

Burke, M., Gates, S., (2015). Using a practical case to introduce and apply managerial accounting cost concepts. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 15(7), 22-33.

Burke, M., Gandolfi, W., (2014). U.S. Accounting Education: Misalignment with the Needs of Small and Medium Companies. American Journal of Business Education, 7(4), 339-347.

Burke, M., (2014). Analysis of Small Credit Union Trends and Opportunities for Accountants. Accounting and Finance Research, 3(4), 15-23.