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Ken MacAulay, PhD, CPA, CA
Department Chair and Professor

PhD (Queens University), BBA (St. Francis Xavier University) Professional certifications/credentials: CPA CA (Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia)


Ken MacAulay is a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance. He holds a PhD from Queen’s University and a professional designation in accounting (CPA CA). Dr. MacAulay’s research, in the areas of corporate governance and financial literacy, has been published in a number of academic journals. Dr. MacAulay is also the co-author of three textbooks in the areas of accounting and financial planning and is the recipient of two SSHRC grants. Professionally, Dr. MacAulay has served on the board of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission, taught in the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy, and served as a consultant. In addition, Dr. MacAulay has worked on numerous committees for the University and the STFX Association of University Teachers (StFXAUT). In the community, Dr. MacAulay has served on the board of a number of non-profit organizations. In his spare time, he is an avid fly fisherman.

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