Patricia Weaver is Named Charles A. Dana Professor
(Posted October 10, 2005)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Patricia Weaver, professor of accounting, business and economics at Juniata College, was named Charles A. Dana Professor of Accounting, Business and Economics at the Juniata College faculty meeting in August.
Weaver, a resident of Petersburg, Pa., is one of five Dana-supported professors at Juniata. The Charles A. Dana Foundation specifies that the recipient of the supported professorships be a faculty member of outstanding teaching ability and scholarly attributes.
"Pat Weaver is one of the best teachers on our faculty and a top-flight financial mind," says Juniata College President Thomas R. Kepple. "She has helped our business program attain a top reputation and has as a great member of the college's investment committee."
Weaver joined the Juniata faculty in 1986 after a career as a self-employed certified public accountant and as a staff accountant for Young, Oakes, Brown and Co. from 1983 to 1986. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1963 and master's degree in 1965, both in English, from Penn State University. She returned to Penn State to learn accounting and business from 1980 to 1983 and earned her Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1983. She earned a master's degree in business administration from Penn State in 1991. Weaver was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and to full professor in 1999.
She received the Beachley Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2000. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. In 2000, together with Dominick Peruso, associate professor of accounting, she published an article called "The Accounting Apocalypse" in American Legion magazine.
Weaver also served as chair of the self-study committee that prepared a self-assessment for the 2002 Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation report for Juniata.
She teaches management information systems and finance courses, as well as managerial and cost accounting at Juniata. She also is a co-author of the text "Persuasive Writing: A Manager's Guide to Effective Letters and Reports." After graduating from Penn State's master's program in English, Weaver taught technical and business writing at the university from 1965 to 1977. In addition to her business courses, she also has taught Juniata's College Writing Seminar and teaches its newest business course, Investing Your Future.
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