Joseph Ragan, MA, MBA, CPA

Professor
Discipline Taught: Accounting
Office: Mandeville 379
Phone: 610-660-1654
Fax: 610-660-1126
Email: jragan@sju.edu


Education

  • PwC University, June 2005
  • SAP Training in Logistics, Financial, and Controlling Modules, 2000 - 2004
  • Certified Public Accountant, 1979
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1975, MBA (Accounting with minor in Business Policy)
  • Villanova University, 1972, MA (Educational Administration)
  • Saint Joseph's University, 1969, BA

Professional Experience

Academic

Accounting Department - STAR Scholar Coordinator - 1999 - Present
SAP Academic Coordinator - 1998 - Present
Saint Joseph's University - Professor - 2008 - Present
Saint Joseph's University - Associate Professor - 1993 -2007
Saint Joseph's University - Department Chair - 1985 - Present
Saint Joseph's University - Assistant Professor - 1977 - 1993
LaSalle College - Adjunct Assistant Professor - 1975 - 1977
Temple University - Adjunct Assistant Professor - 1975 - 1976
Drexel University - Instructor and Student Teaching Supervisor - 1973 - 1975
Springfield Senior High School - Director, Work Study Program and Teacher - 1969 - 1973

Professional

Starwalker Technologies Inc. - Owner/Consultant - 2000 - Present
SAP Training & Development - 1999 - Present
Ragan Associates - Owner/Consultant - 1972 - Present
American Multi-Cinema, Inc. - Controller, Northeast Division - 1976 - 1977
Arthur Young & Company - Audit Consultant - 1975 - 1976
Joseph Ragan Management Company - Theater Owner - 1972 - 1976
A.M. Ellis Theatres Company - Theatre Manager - 1968 - 1972
Stanley Warner Management Company - Theatre Manager - 1965 - 1968

Professional Experience (Consulting/Corporate Training/Reports/Projects):

Associate and Instructor - Becker/Monette CPA Review - 2004 - Present
Board of Advisors - SAP America - 2003 - Present
Owner/Consultant - Joseph Ragan Associates - 1972 - Present
Associate and Instructor - Person/Wolinsky CPA Review - 1980 - 2004
Board of Directors - Medical Design Systems Inc. - 1990 - 2000
Consultant - The Providence House - 1996 - 1997
Consultant - Brinker, Simpson and Volk, LLP’s - 1995 - 1997
Board of Advisors - Financial Foresight Inc. - 1986 - 1996
Developer - Prep Wise CPA Exam Software with Person/Wolinsky Professional Development Company - 1994 - 1995
Executive Committee - PICPA (Philadelphia Chapter)

Courses Taught

Spring 2011

  • Managerial Accounting Information Systems (MAIS) II (Coordinator)

Fall 2011

  • Managerial Accounting Information Systems (MAIS) II (Coordinator)
  • Financial Accounting Information Systems (FAIS) III (Coordinator)

Publications

Journal Publications

Ragan, J. M (2012). Teaching Accounting Courses Online: One Instructor's Experience. American Journal of Business Education.

Ragan, J. M., Perrotto, B., & Rizman, B. J. (2011).  Starsearch Technologies: In Search of Ways to Enhance Controls Using SAP In The Age of A Risk-Baased Approach to Auditing.  Journal of Business Case Studies.

Ragan, J. M., Savino, C. J. , Parashac, P., & Hosler, J. C. (2010).  StarWorld: Preparing Accountants for the Future.   American Journal of Business Education. 

Ragan, J. M., Leahan, Z. B. , Malonoski, R., & Savino, C. J. (2010).  STARLedger: A Business Activity Model Using SAP R/3 as a Classroom Tool to Measure Learning Outcomes.   American Journal of Business Education, 3 (2).

Business Warehouse Modeling Using SAP: Simulating a Business Case to Apply Strategic Enterprise Management to Accounting. Journal of College Teaching and Learning. 2008. (With Thomas Kramer, Jonathan Gregory, and Joseph Larkin).

Star Electronics, Inc.: An Excel Based Audit Case Using Financial Statement Analysis. Journal of Business Case Studies. 2008. (With Andrew Hadley and Alexander Raymond).

Cap and Trade Allowance Accounting: A Divergence Between Theory and Practice. Journal of Business & Economics Research. 2007. (With AJ Stagliano).

IFRS: Approaching a state of convergence. International Business and Economics Research Journal. 2007. (With Andrew Hadley and Alexander Raymond).

An Implementation Strategy for Developing Interdisciplinary Professional Skills Within the Accounting Curriculum. Review of Business Information Systems. 2007

Using SAP R/3 to Teach Fixed Asset Accounting and Business Process Reporting. Journal of Business Case Studies. 2007. (With Gregory Giagnacova and David Naab).

Incorporating Sarbanes-Oxley into a College Accounting Curriculum: Lessons Learned. Journal of College Teaching and Learning. 2007. (With Jonathan Gregory and Brian Rizman).

A Teaching Case Using Cost/Benefit Relationships within an ERP System. Journal of Business Case Studies. 2006. (With Michael Shultz, Patrick Caffrey, and Matthew Gantner).

Critical Factors of Success In Curriculum Enhancement In the Accounting Curriculum Using SAP R/3, by Joseph M. Ragan, Patrick J. McGettigan, Michael R. Storms, and Matthew G. Naccarelli. Published in The Review of Business Information Systems, Volume 9, Number 2, pp. 95-106, March 2005.

Disclosure of EVA Use in Corporate Financial Reports: A Descriptive Analysis, by Waqar I. Ghani, Ahmet Tezel, Joseph M. Ragan, and A.J. Stagliano. Published in The Journal of Applied Business Research, Volume 21, Number 1, pp. 81-92, Winter 2005.

Collaborative Supply Chain Decision Support and Multi-Attribute Supply Chain Scenarios, Journal of International Business and Economics Research Volume 3, Number 6, pp. 69-78, June 2004.

Creating 'SMART' Supply Chain Scenarios Using SAP R/3, by Joseph M. Ragan, Patrick J. McGettigan, Michael R. Storms, and Brian Rizman. Published in Journal of College Teaching & Learning (2004) Volume 1, Number 11 pp. 27-36

Notes on Periodic Processing in SAP R/3 IDES 4.6C Training Database, remote consulting document of SAP University Alliance, document version 1.6; published by SAP America: September 2000.

Useful Tools of Financial Statement Analysis: Comparative Analysis, Journal of Accounting, Taxation and Finance for Business, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 53-78, Winter 1997, with Stanley Davis.

Education Transitions: The Experience at Saint Joseph’s University, The Walnut Street Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, p. 10, Winter 1997.

Inventory Estimation for Interim Statements and Casualty Losses, Journal of Accounting, Taxation and Finance for Business, pp. 39-44, Spring 1995, with Eun Shim.

What Does it Take to Succeed in Public Accounting?: Students Speak Out, New Accountant, 1994, with Joseph Larkin.

Measuring Solvency: Debt-Management Ratios, The Journal of Professional Bookkeeping and Management, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 63-80, Spring 1994, with Stanley Davis.

Does Form Follow Function? - The Curious Case of GASB Statement No. 14 and the Definition of Reporting Entities, University of Oklahoma Central Business Review, Vol. 8, pp. 11-17, Summer 1993, with A.J. Stagliano.

Applying Short-term Activity Ratios to Measure a Firm’s Liquidity, The Journal of Professional Bookkeeping and Management. Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 69-90, 1993, with S. Davis.

Proceedings/Presentations

GRC Audit Control Technology in the Accounting Classroom: One Educator's Experience. Academy of Business Education. (2013)(Presented)

Utilizing GRC Audit Control Technology in the Accounting Classroom: One Educator's Perspective. European Applied Business Research Conference. (2013)(Presented)

The Trials and Tribulations of Online Teaching: One Instructor's Experience. Academy of Business Education. (2012). (Presented)

Seeking Curricular Magis by Enabling Discipline Integration Technology. Jesuit Schools of Business. (2012). (Accepted)

The Trials and Tribulations of Online Teaching: One Instructor's Experience. Academy of Business Education. (2012). (Published)

Advancing Curriculum Change in Accounting Education using Enterprise Resource Planning Technology. Global Perspectives in Accounting. 2008.

Star Electronics, Inc.: An Excel Based Audit Case Using Financial Statement Analysis to Detect Fraud. International Business & Economics Research Conference. 2007.

Using Business Simulations with SAP R/3 to Teach Accounting and Business Process Integration, presented at The Northeast Business & Economics Association National Meeting, held in Newport, Rhode Island (co-authored with Gregory Giagnacova '07, Michael Schultz '06, and Jenna Pogorzelski '07) October 28, 2005

A Teaching Case Using Cost/Benefit Relationship Within An ERP Conversion, presented at the International Business & Economic Research Conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada (co-authored with Patrick Caffrey '06, Matthew Gantner'04, and Michael Schultz '06) October 3-7, 2005

Critical Factors of Success in Curriculum Enhancement to the Business Curriculum using SAP R/3 by Joseph M. Ragan. Presented at the American Accounting Association annual meeting as a poster session in August, 2004. Orlando, Florida

Creating 'SMART' Supply Chain Scenarios using SAP R/3, presented at the International Economics Applied Business Research annual meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland (co-authored with STAR Scholars Patrick McGettigan ’04, Michael Storms ’04 and Brian Rizman ’06) June 2004

Critical Success Factors in an Accounting Curriculum enhanced by SAP R/3, presented at the I International Economics Applied Business Research annual meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland (co-authored with STAR Scholars Patrick McGettigan ’04, Michael Storms ’04 and Matthew Naccarelli ’05) June 2004

SAP R/3 as a Teaching Tool in Accounting and Finance, presented at Rider Univesity as a training program sponsored by SAP America. Materials and presentation were developed, written and delivered with the help of STAR Scholar Students, January 23, 2004.

Reinventing the Accounting Curriculum Using SAP R/3, presented at the Decision Science Institute National Meeting in Washington, DC, November 2003.

The Future of ERP in Business Education, presented at the Decision Science Meeting in Washington DC, November 2003.

Software Demonstration: How to Integrate SAP R/3 Into the Businesss Curriculum, presented at the Northeast Business and Economics Association Meeting October 2003.

Collaborative Supply Chain Decision Support and Multi-Attribute Supply Chain Scenarios, presented at the European Applied Business Research Conference in Venice, June 2003.

Disclosure of EVA Use in Corporate Financial Reports: A Descriptive Analysis, Journal of Applied Finance with A. Tezel, W. Ghani and A.J. Stagliano. Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, April 2003.

Disclosure of EVA Use in Corporate Financial Reports: A Descriptive Analysis, Journal of Applied Finance with A. Tezel, J. Ragan, and A.J. Stagliano. Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, March 2003

Use of the Internet in Accounting Education, presented at the International Atlantic Conference in Vienna, March 2003.

Teaching Managerial Accounting Information Systems using SAP R/3: Utilization of sample scenarios in real time, AIS Educators Academy Conference held July 2002 in Copperhead, Colorado. (This paper was co-authored with Ian Faber 03 and Patrick J. McGettigan ’04)

Technology and the Accounting Classroom, presented at the International Atlantic Economics and Business Conference in Paris, March 2002

Internet use in Accounting Education. 2002 International Atlantic Economic Conference, March 2002, with A. J. Stagliano.

Impact of Asset Impairments Accounting Under SFAS 121 on Corporate Disclosures. 1996 Annual Conference of the Northeast Business and Economic Association, September 1996, with W. Ghani.

What Should be Taught in Managerial Accounting: The View from Accounting and Marketing Educators, presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, American Accounting Association - Teaching and Curriculum Section, April 1996, with Eun Shim and John Haverty.

Upward Mobility in Public Accounting: A Gender-Specific Student Perspective, presented to and published in Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Meeting of the American Accounting Association, March 1996, with J. Larkin.

Impact of Fair Value Accounting Under SFAS 115 on Corporate Disclosures, presented to and published in Proceedings of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, September 1995, with Waqar Ghani.

Assessing Financial Performance: A Comparative Study of Traditional Ratio Analysis vs. Efficiency Evaluating, presented to the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, September 1994, with A.J. Stagliano.

Upward Mobility in Public Accounting: A Student Perspective, presented to and published in Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Meeting of the American Accounting Association, 1993, with Joseph Larkin.

Planning for the Modest-Sized Estate: Seeking Security in Uncertain Times, presented to the Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference, 1993, with A.J. Stagliano.

Panel and Discussant Roles At Academic Meetings:

SAP R/3 as a tool in the classroom, presented as a concurrent session at the Decision Science Institute meeting in Boston, MA November 21, 2004.

ERP and Technology in the Classroom, participated in panel presentation at the annual Decision Sciences meeting an Boston, MA November 2004

Perspectives in Teaching Ethics in the Accounting Classroom, participated as panelist at the Annual Deloitte Tusch Consortium. May 21, 2004.

Taking Back the Classroom, participated as panelist at the Northeast American Accounting Association Meeting. April 30, 2004.

The Future of SAP in Accounting Education presented at the Annual Curriculum Congress of SAP America. Chaired the Accounting and Finance track. February 28, 2004.

Managing Technology in the Classroom, participated as panelist in a program sponsored by Villanova University, February 14, 2004.

SAP R/3 as a Teaching Tool in Accounting and Finance, presented at the Northeast Business and Economics Association National Conference in Parsippany, NJ, October 2003.

Instructional Materials:

Accounting and Reporting for Accounting using SAP R/3: The STARPOWER Series (2013) – software

Advanced Accounting and Control Technology within SAP ECC 6.0 using Global Bike Inc.: STARLIGHTSeries (2013) – software

Accounting and Controlling Overview using ECC 6.0 and Global Bike Inc: The STARWEB Series (2012) – software

The STARPOWER Series: Accounting and Reporting for Accounting, Using SAP R/3. Co-authored with Patrick Caffrey '06 and Jonathan Gregory '06, published by SJU Press, 2005.

Accounting and Auditing in the Era of Sarbanes-Oxley: The STARTRACKER Series, SMART and Easy with SAP R/3. Co-authored with Jackie DiAmicis '06, David Naab '07, and Brian Rizman '06, and the STARWALKER group, published by SJU Press, 2005.

Accounting and Controlling Overview using SAP R/3: The STARWEB Series, co-authored with Patrick J. McGettigan, Michael R. Storms, and the Starwalker group, published by SJU Press as part of the STAR Series of material (2004)

Overview of the Supply Chain Using SAP R/3: The STARWALKER Series, co-authored with Patrick J. McGettigan, Michael R. Storms, and the Starwalker group, published by SJU Press as part of the STARWEB series material (2004)

Accounting and Business Process Integration: Easy and Smart with SAP R/3, by Joseph M. Ragan and Patrick J. McGettigan, 2003. Currently published by St. Joseph's University Press for use in FAIS and MAIS courses.

Accounting and Business Process Integration: Easy and SMART with SAP R/3. Co-authored with Ian Faber '03, Patrick J. McGettigan '04, Sean Quinn '02, and Michael Storms '04 and published by SJU Press, 2004.

Books/Book Chapters/Monographs:

Mastering Financial Statement Analysis: Ratios, Percentage Analysis and Comparative Statement Made Easy: 4th edition, 2012.

Mastering Financial Statement Analysis: Ratios, Percentage Analysis and Comparative Statement Made Easy. Published as a textbook by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, with Stanley Davis, 1993.

Instructional Innovations/New Course (Program) Development:Designed and developed two new corporate-based systems development cases for use in Accounting Information Systems using ERP technology.

Activities in Academic/Professional Organizations/Publications:
Speaker - Accounting Classroom Integration of SAP R/3, presented to the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, at a regional meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 2005 (Co-presented with STAR Scholars).

Speaker - STAR Scholars in the Classroom, presented at the SAP Curriculum Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2005 (Co-presented with STAR Scholars).

Speaker - Using SAP to Analyze Financial Performance, presented at the SAP Curriculum Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2005 (Co-presented with STAR Scholars).

Speaker and Software Demonstration - Business Process Integration and the Supply Chain Using SAP R/3: Impact on the Business Curriculum, presented at Rider University, January 2004 (Co-presented with STAR Scholars).

Speaker and Software Demonstration - How to Integrate SAP R/3 Into the Business Curriculum. Presented at the Northeast Business and Economics Association meeting, October 2003.

Speaker - Making SAP R/3 Work for You in the Classroom. Presented at the SJU Technology Forum, May 2003, in Philadelphia.

Speaker - The New CPA Requirements and the Accounting Curriculum, presented to a group of faculty at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, March 2003.

Speaker - Using Business Processes to Teach Accounting and Technology Integration with SAP R/3. Presented at the SAP Innovation Congress, February 2003 in Miami, FL.

Speaker - Teaching with Technology: New Challenges in Accounting Education, presented as a plenary session at the American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic meeting in Baltimore, April 2002.

Speaker - Evolution and change: The New Certified Public Accountancy Exam, presented at Muhlenberg College, March 2002.

Speaker - Curriculum changes and Accounting Education at Saint Joseph's University, presented to the Philadelphia Treasurer’s Management Association, Philadelphia, PA January 2002 (Co-presented with STAR Scholars).

Discussant - A Study of State Audit Department Practices, by Linda Bressler - Northeast Business and economics Association Annual Meeting, 1997.

Planning Committee - The Year 2000. Looking Ahead. Controllers Conference for the Institute of Management Accountants - 1997

Speaker - Common Myths and the New CPA Examination, for Widener University – February 1997

Discussant - The Effects of Statewide Bank Expansion On Concentration: What Is The Relevant Market, by Corolyn Clark and Paul Foster - Northeast Business and Economics Association, 1996.

Discussant - The Accuracy of Accountants' Stereotypes: From Improving Occupational Images to Maintaining A Professional Identity, by Yueh-Ting Lee and Laurence R. Paquette - Northeast Business and Economics Association, 1996.

Grants and Awards

2012 - PwC Foundation - PwC INQuiries Grant to develop temporary accounting issues course
2011 - PwC Grant - Course Development and Cirriculum Renewal 2009 - PwC Grant - IFRS integrated with SAP
2003 - 2004 - Presidential Award for Merit in Advising
2002 - SAP Grant enabling curriculum renewal
2001 - PICPA - Outstanding Educator Award
2000 - Lucent Technology - Corporate Partnership Recognition Certificate
1998 - SAP Grant enabling ERP at Saint Joseph's University
1996 - Accounting Alumni - Ledger and Quill Award
1994 - Presidential Award for Merit in Extraordinary Service
1991 - 1992 - Saint Joseph's University - MBA Teaching Award
1990 - Saint Joseph's University - Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching
1989 - 1990 - Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
1987 - 1988 - Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
1986 - Phi Chi Theta - Special Testimonial Award
1986 - 1987 - Presidential Award for Merit in Outstanding Teaching
1984 - Sun Systems Technology Award
1982 - 1983 - Presidential Award for Merit in Outstanding Teaching

 

 

 

 


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