Lecturer Emerita

Joanne Pencak is a consultant specializing in executive education, fraud prevention and internal controls. Before teaching, she was as a practicing Certified Public Accountant. Her history includes working for local firms as well as running her own CPA firm which merged with a regional firm. She obtained her MBA with a concentration in Information Security in 2008 from James Madison University. In June of 2009, she attended the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business Bridge Program at Ohio State University. The AACSB Bridge Program helps senior level executives transition from industry into the classroom. She serves as a member of the advisory board to the Treasurer of the City of Rutland, Vermont, and as the voluntary Chairperson for the Fresh Air Fund. She is also a member of the Sustainable Accounting Standard Board's Consumption Industry Working Group, which was formed to shape and influence sustainable reporting standards for the Meat, Poultry, Dairy & Fishing & Processed food Industries. Prior to teaching at the University of Vermont, Joanne was an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Castleton State College, where she served as the Coordinator of Graduate Accounting.

Joanne Pencak


  • MBA


  • (802) 353-0615
Office Location:

307 Kalkin

Office Hours:

In-person Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 11:00-12:30, Kalkin 307, and by appointment. Dedicated BSAD 265 Office Hours on TEAMS, Tuesdays, 8-9 PM, and in person directly after class. Dedicated BSAD 61 Office Hours on TEAMS, Tuesdays, 7-8 PM