Dennis Hanno Named Undergraduate Dean at Isenberg School of Management

AMHERST, Mass. - Dennis M. Hanno has been appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Matters at the Isenberg School of Management. Hanno succeeds long-time undergraduate dean George Spiro who died last December. A faculty member since 1992 with the Isenberg School’s department of accounting and information systems, Hanno was previously on the faculty at the Boston College School of Management.

Hanno earned a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s of science degree in accounting from Western New England College, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and Massachusetts.

In 1996, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants named Hanno as its Educator of the Year. At UMass, he has received honors as the Isenberg School’s Outstanding Teacher and as a Lilly Teaching Fellow.

Hanno’s primary teaching responsibilities focus on auditing and assurance services. He has also taught courses in financial accounting, accounting theory, and taxation. His primary research interests include decision making in auditing and other accounting contexts, issues in accounting education, and ethical decision making. Hanno serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and chairs the Teaching and Curriculum Section for the Northeast Region of the American Accounting Association. He has held positions with regional accounting firms in upstate New York and, more recently, with Arthur Andersen’s Economic and Financial Consulting Group in Boston.