Amanda Sanseverino

Assistant Professor, Accounting, CIS & Law

Amanda Sanseverino, Ph.D. conducts research in the areas of regulation, disclosure, corporate social responsibility, and ethics. She is especially interested in corporate fraud and corruption. Some of her recent work examines the effects of extraterritorial foreign anti-corruption laws on US multinationals' business and reporting decisions, as well as the impact of ESG disclosures on investing decisions. 

Dr. Sanseverino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in New York State. Her career prior to academia specialized in private equity and taxation with professional roles at EY, Citi, Citco Fund Services, and JPMorgan. 


  • Ph.D., Business (Accounting), Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • M.B.A., Baruch College, City University of New York
  • M.Phil., Business, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • M.S., Accounting, St. John's University
  • B.S., Accounting, St. John's University (summa cum laude)

Courses Taught

Graduate Level Courses
  • Forensic Accounting, Fraud Examination, and Ethics
Major Courses
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
Core Business Courses
  • Principles of Accounting I: Honors
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Business Statistics I (Baruch College)
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting (Baruch College)
  • Research
    • Anti-corruption regulation
    • Firm disclosures
    • ESG
    • Ethics and pedagogy
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Peer-Reviewed Publications

    Selected Working Papers:

    • The Unintended Effect of Anti-Corruption Laws on Corruption Transparency: Evidence from the U.K. Bribery Act (with Donal Byard, Heemin Lee, and Edward Li )
    • Are Current Disclosures Current? Evidence from Form 8-K Impairment Filings (with Jangwon Suh).
    • A Budget Manager's Ethical Dilemma (with Mary Michel and Fengyun Wu).

    Peer-Reviewed Research Presentations: 

    • AAA Spark Meeting of the Regions, June 2023.
    • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Midyear Meeting, January 2023.
    • AAA Annual Meeting, International Financial Reporting and Disclosure Session, Virtual, August 2022.*
    • The Colorado Summer Accounting Research Conference, The University of Colorado Boulder/KPMG, Vail, Colorado, June 2022.*
    • The European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway, May 2022.*
    • AAA International Accounting Section Midyear Meeting, Virtual, January 2022.*
    • The University of Hawaii at Mānoa Hawaii Accounting Research Conference (HARC), Virtual, January 2022.*
    • Singapore Management University School of Accountancy Research (SOAR) Symposium, Virtual, December 2021.
    • NYU Roundtable on Evidence-Based Anti-Corruption Enforcement, NYU School of Law and the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (PCCE), Invited Presentation, New York, NY, October 2021.
    • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Midyear Meeting, Nashville, TN, January 2020.
    • AAA International Accounting Section Midyear Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 2020.

    Other Research Presentations: 

    • KAIST Graduate School of Innovation and Technology Management (IT&M) Forum, November 2023.*
    • The O'Malley School of Business Seminar Series, November 2022.
    • KAIST and Korea University Joint Workshop, June 2022.*
    • UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business Research Colloquia, May 2022.*
    • Korean-American Accounting Professors Association, April 2022.*
    • Baruch College (CUNY) Accounting Research Workshop, June 2021.*
    • The O'Malley School of Business Seminar Series, December 2020.
    • Inside the Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase, City University of New York, Selected Participant, May 2020.

    * Presented by coauthor

  • Professional Experience and Memberships
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – New York State
    • American Accounting Association (AAA)
    • New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA)
    • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) 
    • AAA Forensic Accounting Section (FAS)
    • AAA International Accounting Section (IAS) 
    • AAA Public Interest Section (PI)
    • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society – Epsilon Chapter
    • Gamma Iota Sigma Honorary Risk Management Society
    • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Manhattan College Summer Research Grant (2023)
    • Timothy Pearson Best Dissertation Paper Award, AAA Forensic Accounting Section (2022)
    • Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation Award, AAA International Accounting Section (2021)
    • Thieke Research Fellowship in Economics and Finance at the O'Malley School of Business–faculty advisor to two students (2021–2022)
    • Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center:
      • Mills and Tannenbaum Baruch College Fund Award (2019)
      • H. Fenwick Huss Teaching Award (2019)
      • The Graduate Center Doctoral Teaching Fellowship (2016–2020)
      • Baruch College Fund Summer Research Award (2016–2020)
    • St. John's University:
      • Gold Award for academic excellence in accounting (2008)
      • Executive-in-Residence Program: a selective honors program focused on developing strategies and providing consulting to business and non-profit organizations (2007–2008)
      • Other recognitions: Achievement Scholarship; Beta Alpha Psi Community Service Chair; Deloitte Tax Case Study Honorable Mention; Student Government Student Affairs Chair; Dean’s List