Faculty & Staff

Patricia Abels, D.B.A., CPA
Patricia Abels, D.B.A., CPA
Associate Professor of Business and Director of Graduate Programs
Year started at UF: 2006
Contact Information
Office Location: Old Main 304 B
Telephone: 419-434-4461
Credentials
D.B.A., Argosy University
M.B.A., Ashland University
B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University
  • Academic Credentials:

    Doctor of Buisness Administration in Business with Specialization in Accounting, Argosy University
    MBA in Business with Specialization in Executive Management, Ashland University
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Specialization in Accounting, The Ohio State University


    ​Professional Credentials:

    Certified Public Accountant – State of Ohio – 2008
    Certified Management Accountant – International - 2012
    C
    hartered Global Management Accountant - International - 2014

    Professional Recognition:

    2012       ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award – International
    2012       ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award – Region 4
    2012       Professor Shiv Kumar Gupta award for Excellence in Teaching
    2012       Covington's Who Who Honor Recipient in Teaching​

    Teaching Experience:

    Dr. Abels joined The University of Findlay as an Assistant Professor in 2006 where she teaches Accounting at the undergraduate and graduate levels within the College of Business.  Abels has published numerous articles in both professional and business journals, and she has presented at many international, national, state, and local professional conferences.  She serves as manuscript reviewer for Corporate Governance: An International Review, Management Research Review, Journal of Contemporary Business Issues among other professional journals.  Abels earned her Bachelor’s degree in both Accounting and Finance from The Ohio State University, her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ashland University, and she has an earned doctorate in Accounting from The University of Sarasota.


     

  • Current Professional Service:

    The University of Findlay

    IMA Accounting Honor Society Advisor (2015 - Present)
    Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society Co-Advisor (2014 - Present)
    Finance Advisory Board Committee (2013 - Present)
    Chair, MBA/Non-Traditional Programs (2012 – 2016)
    Director of Graduate Programs (2016 - Present)
    Chairs Council (2012 – Present)
    COB Curriculum Committee (2012 - Present)
    Chair, Accounting Advisory Board Committee (2011 – Present)
    COB Alumni Coordinator (2011 – Present)
    Graduate Council Representative (2016 - Present)
    Graduate Student Academic Standards Committee (2016 - Present)
    Faculty Senate Representative (2009 – Present)
    Symposium Volunteer (2008 – Present)
    Accounting Club Advisor (2007 – Present)
    Academic Advising (2006 – Present)

    The Oh
    io State University

    Board of Directors OSU Alumni Association (2009 - Present)
    Ask an Alumni Mentoring Program, Columbus Campus (2009 – Present)

    Edison Community College

    Business Management Program Review Committee (2010 - Present)
    Academic Accounting Advisory Board (2003 – Present)

    Current Professional Memberships:

    Chartered Global Management Accountant (2014 - Present)
    Institute of Management Accountants (2011 – Present)
    American Accounting Association (2009 – Present)
    American Institute of CPA’s (2009 – Present)
    Ohio Society of CPA’s (2008 – Present)


  • Selected Scholarly Publications:

    Peer Reviewed Articles and Books

    ​Martelli, J. T. & Abels, P.B.  (November 2015).  The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: Using a team-based learning strategy effectively in online instruction.  International Council ​of Business Schools and Programs Annual Conference Proceedings.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (March 2015).  "Who's on first? An analysis of CEO leadership changes in Corporate America."  North American Management Society, Chicago, Illinois. 

    Tomlins, T., Frey, K., Abels, P., & Martelli, J.  (March 2015).  "Do profits alone make a company rich?"  North American Management Society, Chicago, Illinois.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (November 2013).  "State of the global business environment: Comparative analysis."  International Council of Business Schools and Programs Annual Conference Proceedings, volume 1, issue 5, pages 80-99.

    Abels, P.B. & Martelli, J.T. (Summer 2013).  "Corporate governance and transparency: A research study investigating CEO duality in Fortune ranked companies."  Journal of the North American Management Society, volume 7, number 1, pages 1-12.

    Abels, P.B. & Martelli, J.T. (October 2013).  "CEO duality: How many hats are too many?"  Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business, volume 13, issue 5, pages 135-147.

    Abels, P.B. & Martelli, J.T. (February 2013).  Corporate governance and transparency: A research study investigating CEO duality in Fortune ranked companies.  North American Management Society The Proceedings.  2013 MBAA International McGraw Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award AND 2013 North American Management Society Distinguished Paper Award.

    Abels, P.B. & Martelli, J.T. (May 2012). “What is CSR all about?”  Costa Rica Global Conference on Business.  San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Abels, P.B. & Martelli, J.T. (May 2012). “Independence and firm performance.”  Costa Rica Global Conference on Business.  San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (May 2012). “Prosperity of Fortune 500 companies.”  Costa Rica Global Conference on Business.  San Jose, Costa Rica.  Best in Session Award.

    Abels, P.B. & Martelli, J.T. (April 2012). “Corporate Performance: Do CEO Roles Matter?” Lambert Academic Publishing.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (August 2011). “Multinational corporations: The changing landscape.”  Management Research Review, volume 34, issue 8.

    Abels, P.B. & Martelli, J.T. (May 2011). “Corporate policy: The impact upon CEO roles.”  Global Conference on Business and Finance Proceedings, volume 6, number 2.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (May 2011). “Becoming a leader: What does it take?”  Global Conference on Business and Finance Proceedings, volume 6, number 2.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (April 6, 2010). “The education of a leader: Educational credentials and other characteristics of Chief Executive Officers.”  Journal of Education for Business, volume 85, issue 4. 

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (March 2010). “How globalization has changed the composition and performance of the Global 500 companies.”  North American Management Society The Proceedings.

    Martelli, J.T., Abels, P.B. & Ward, K.M. (Fall 2009). “An empirical investigation focusing on the composition and performance of the Fortune 500.”  The Journal of North American Management Society, volume 4, number 2. 

    Abels, P.B. & Martelli, J.T. (August 2009). “M2M contributes to current financial crisis.”  Toledo Business Journal, volume 25, issue 8.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (March 2009). “Profile of a leader: The educational credentials and other characteristics of Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officers.”  North American Management Society The Proceedings.

    Abels, P.B. (August 2004).  "Does the 150-hour requirement effect student enrollment? Money talks."  The CPA Journal, volume 74, issue 8.

    Abels, P.B. (April 2004).  "The 150-hour requirement and its effect on student enrollment."  The CPA Journal, volume 74, issue 4.

    Other Publications

    Langhals, S. (staff writer) (February 2, 2011). “Local professors give advice to college bound seniors.”  The Putnam County Sentinel.

    Arthurs, S. (staff writer). (November 15, 2010).  “Fifth-graders learn about financial planning the fun  way.”  The Courier.

    Arthurs, S. (staff writer). (October 5, 2010). “Advice for young adults: budget, budget, budget.”  The Courier. 

    Abels, P.B. (April 6, 2009). “Rushed ‘mark to market’ ruling undercuts integrity.”  The Courier.

    Arthurs, S. (staff writer) (February 25, 2009). “No escape from taxes.  The question is: Should you do your own return or hire a pro?”  The Courier.


     

  • Selected Conference Presentations:

    International

    Martelli, J. T. & Abels, P.B.  (November 2015).  The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: Using a team-based learning strategy effectively in online instruction.  International Council of Business Schools and Programs Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

    Abels, P.B., Martelli, J.T. & Mol, N. (November 2015).  Steps to implementing a successful chapter fundraising activity.  Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (March 2015).  "Who's on first? An analysis of CEO leadership changes in Corporate America."  North American Management Society, Chicago, Illinois.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (November 2013).  "State of the global business environment: Comparative analysis."  International Council of Business Schools and Programs Annual Conference, Brussels, Belgium.

    Abels, P.B. (July 2013).  "History of Accounting."  Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan.

    Abels, P.B. (July 2013).  "Standards development of accounting and auditing."  Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan.

    Abels, P.B. (July 2013).  "Corporate America and multinational corporations."  Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan.​​

    Abels, P.B. (July 2013).  "The University of Findlay Department of Accountancy."  Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan.

    Abels, P.B. & Martelli, J.T. (February 2013).  "Corporate governance and transparency: A research study investigating CEO duality in Fortune ranked companies."  North American Management Society, Chicago, Illinois.  2013 MBAA International McGraw Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award AND 2013 North American Society Distinguished Paper Award.

    Abels, P.B. (May 2012). “What is CSR all about?”  Costa Rica Global Conference on Business.  San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Abels, P.B. (May 2012). “Independence and firm performance.”  Costa Rica Global Conference on Business.  San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Abels, P.B. (May 2012). “Prosperity of Fortune 500 companies.”  Costa Rica Global Conference on Business.  San Jose, Costa Rica.  Best in Session Award.

    Abels, P.B. (May 2011). “Corporate policy: The impact upon CEO roles.”  Costa Rica Global Conference on Business.  San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Abels, P.B. (May 2011). “Becoming a leader: What does it take?”  Costa Rica Global Conference on Business.  San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Abels, P.B. (July 13, 2010). “Maiko/Geisha.”  Okayama University of Science International House, Okayama, Japan.

    Abels, P.B. (July 5, 2010). “A brief history of accounting.”  Kibi International University, Takahashi, Japan.

    Abels, P.B. (July 5, 2010). “How the U.S. and Japan stack up.”  Kibi International University, Takahashi, Japan.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (March 25, 2010).  "How globalization has changed the composition and performance of the Global 500 companies."  North American Management Society, Chicago, Illinois.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (March 18, 2009). “Profile of a leader: The educational credentials and other characteristics of Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officers.” North American Management Society, Chicago, Illinois.

    Local

    Abels, P.B.(April 9, 2014).  "Globalization of Education."  The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    Martelli, J.T. & Abels, P.B. (November 7, 2012).  "Who is in charge of Corporate America?"  The University of Findlay Graduate Research Forum, Findlay, Ohio.

    Abels, P.B., Arburn, G., Asbury, D., Gamba, M. & Martelli, J. (February 1, 2012). “Experiences in China.”  The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.


    Abels, P.B., Walter, A. & Weitz, C. (January 26, 2011). “A Twist and Shout Experience in Japan.”  The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    Abels, P.B. (April 8, 2010).  "Geisha, Maiko, and Gion."  The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    Abels, P.B. (April 5, 2009).  "Geisha and Maiko."  The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    Abels, P.B. (September 1, 2006).  "A study of the future direction of online education for the accounting profession."  University of Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida.

    Abels, P.B. (May 23, 2006).  "The future direction of online education for the accounting profession."  University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    Abels, P.B. (1991).  "The American Institute of CPA's 150-hour requirement and its impact upon students."  Ohio Society Certified Public Accountants, Lima, Ohio.

    Regional

    Abels, P.B. (October 8, 2010). “The education path of Corporate Chief Executive Officers.”  Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs Regional Conference, Richmond, Indiana.

    Abels, P.B. (October 17, 2008).  "Strategies for encouraging ethical student performance by preventing and detecting plagiarism."  Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs Regional Conference, Findlay, Ohio.