Stephen Collins

J. Stephen Collins, Accounting

Associate Professor
Pasteur Hall 222


Financial and Managerial Accounting, management of colleges and universities, federal compliance auditing and technology in education

Research Interest

Dr. Collins has written a number of articles on management of colleges and universities, federal compliance auditing, and the use of technology in business and education and related areas, most recently in The Akron Business and Economic Review, Issues in Accounting Education, The Massachusetts CPA Review, Planning for Higher Education, The Woman CPA, and The Business Officer. He is also the author or co-author of: The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) monograph on FASB Statement No. 93 (Recognition of Depreciation by Not-for-Profit Institutions); the Student Financial Aid chapter in NACUBO's College and University Business Administration; the Basic Financial Statements chapter in NACUBO's Financial Accounting and Reporting Manual for Higher Education; the Student Financial Aid Chapter in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Reinventing the University; and the NACUBO Audit Program covering audits of federal student financial aid programs.

Educational Background

B.A., Boston College
M.S.A., Northeastern Univ.
Ph.D., Boston College
CPA, Massachusetts


J. Stephen Collins is an associate professor of accounting in the College of Management where he teaches courses in both financial and managerial accounting.

Dr. Collins is a consultant for higher education institutions and accounting firms. He also conducts numerous professional seminars for college administrators and practicing accountants. At the University, he has served on several departmental and college committees, and was chairman of the department from 2001 to 2004 and 2006 to 2012.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1986, Dr. Collins was an auditor with two large international accounting firms in Boston, and held positions at Boston College including Director of Financial Aid and Assistant Professor of Accounting.