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William Dresnack, JD

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Accounting & Finance

Office Location: LOW-2323

Office Phone: 585-475-5414

Fax: 585-475-7055


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Meet William

Bill Dresnack is a New York-licensed CPA and attorney, with advanced degrees from Binghamton University and the University at Buffalo. He currently teaches courses in financial accounting and reporting, and has previously taught auditing and individual and corporate tax, among other courses. Prior to returning to a faculty position in 2011 he served as senior associate dean of the Saunders College for three years, and was previously head of the Department of Business and Economics at SUNY Brockport. Before entering academia he was employed by Deloitte, KPMG, and a large savings & loan association.

Bill has served on several boards, and is currently a member of the New York State Board for Public Accountancy. He has authored 15 research papers on such topics as accounting education, investment accounting, and derivatives policy management. He was also a founding member of the Rochester area chapter of Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession, sponsored by the NY State Society of CPAs. He spends most of his spare time with his family, but also squeezes in time to play guitar, exercise for fun and fitness, play golf, and watch Marx Brothers and 1950's science fiction movies. He is also an avid baseball and rock and roll fan.

Office Hours & Staff Assistant Information
Tuesday & Thursday
10:50 am to 12:20 pm

And by Appointment

NOTE: Regular office hours may not be held during finals week.

Staff Assistant: Andrea Yancone
Staff Assistant Phone: 585-475-6063
  • J.D. in from University of Buffalo, 1997
  • M.S. in Accounting from Binghamton University, 1984
  • B.S. in Management from C.W. Post College, Long Island University, 1981
  • A.S. in Accounting from Nassau Community College, 1978
  • Chair, Department of Finance and Accounting | Rochester Institute of Technology | 2011-Present
  • Associate Professor | Rochester Institute of Technology | 2008-Present
  • Senior Associate Dean | Rochester Institute of Technology | 2008-2011
  • Chair, Dept. of Business and Economics | State University of New York at Brockport | 2003-2008
  • Associate Professor, Accounting and Law | State University of New York at Brockport | 2000-2008
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting | State University of New York at Brockport | 1989-2000
  • Lecturer in Accounting and MIS | SUNY Alfred | 1988-1989
  • Senior Accountant | KPMG LLP | 1987-1988
  • Senior Accountant | Deloitte & Touche LLP | 1984-1987
Expertise [expertise maps]
  • Accounting: financial
  • Business Law
  • Taxation
  • Judges Committee, Rochester Business Ethics A
  • NASBA, CPA Licensing Examinations Committee
  • New York State Board for Public Accountancy
  • New York State Society of CPAs, Past Presiden
  • New York State Society of CPAs
Professional Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant, NY
  • Attorney, Admitted to New York State Bar
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, NYS Society of CPAs, Rochester Chapter - - 2008
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York - - 2000
  • Outstanding Service to Students, The College at Brockport, SUNY - - 1999

Journal Articles

  • Dresnack, W., & Strieter, J. (2006). The 150-Hour Requirement: Perceived Impact on Quality and Image of the Profession. CPA Journal .
  • Dresnack, W., & Strieter, J. (2005). The Effectiveness of the 150-Hour Requirement. CPA Journal .
  • Dresnack, W., & Briggs, G. (2002). The AICPA Model Tax Curriculum in Graduate Accounting Programs. Tax Adviser .
  • Dresnack, W., Briggs, G., & Spitzer, J. (2000). Earnings Management in Non-financial Business Organizations Under Financial Accounting Standard No. 115. Journal of Contemporary Business Issues .
  • Dresnack, W., & Singh, S. (1999). Six Steps to a Viable Derivatives Policy. AFP Exchange .
  • Dresnack, W., & Singh, S. (1999). A Derivatives Policy Framework for Manufacturing Firms. American Business Review .
  • Dresnack, W., & Singh, S. (1998). Market Knowledge in Managed Municipal Bond Portfolios. Financial Services Review .


  • Dresnack, W., Briggs, G., & Strieter, J. (2007). Academic Requirements to Sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant's Examination. Business Research Consortium of Western New York; 2nd Annual Conference; St. Bonaventure University.
  • Dresnack, W., Briggs, G., & Strieter, J. (2006). The 150-hour Requirement: Past, Present, and Future. Proceedings of the Business Research Consortium of Western New York.
  • Dresnack, W., & Strieter, J. (2005). Expectations Versus Outcomes For The 150-Hour Requirement. Proceedings of the American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.
  • Dresnack, W., & Keiser, J. (2004). Are Limited Liability Organizations Diminishing the Public Trust of the Professions? An Ethical Analysis,. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business to the Business Ethics.
  • Dresnack, W. (2004). Human Resource and Education Issues and the 150-Hour Requirement. Proceedings of the American Academy of Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.