Associate Professor

Prior to joining the UVM faculty in the Fall of 1987, Dr. Dempsey taught at Virginia Tech (1982-85) and The College of William and Mary (1985-87). He earned his bachelor's from Binghamton University (Summa Cum Laude) and Master of Accountancy and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Tech. The recipient of a numerous academic honors and teaching awards, he has done extensive consulting work for several national and regional firms, including the U.S. Postal Service, General Dynamics, IBM and Ben & Jerry's. Dr. Dempsey's primary teaching interests cover all areas of financial and managerial accounting.

His research has been published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Financial Statement Analysis, the Journal of Accounting Education, the Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, and the Journal of Financial Research.

Associations and Affiliations

American Accounting Association; CFA Institute; Vermont Security Analysts Society (Board Member)

Stephen J. Dempsey

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

The interpretation of accounting rules, practices and their impact on financial resource allocations; stock market reaction to news releases; financial performance measures.


  • Ph.D.


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Office Location:

306 Kalkin

Office Hours:

Wednesday from 9:00-11:00, or by appointment