Kathy Rankin
Visiting Instructor of Information Systems Management
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Contact Information
467 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.1928

Kathy Rankin is a Visiting Instructor of Information Systems Management at Duquesne University.  For the last two years, she was a Visiting Instructor of Accounting.  Starting this fall, her teaching responsibilities will include an Information Systems for Managers course for graduate students.  In the spring of 2013, she will expand her information systems instruction role with additional courses.  In the Accounting field, Kathy has developed and taught the following undergraduate as well as graduate courses:  financial accounting, managerial accounting, external financial reporting, and strategic uses for accounting information.  She holds a BS in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Robert Morris University, and an Executive MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She is currently considering applying for Ph.D. programs for the fall of 2013.  In the research arena, she published an article in a health care digest in 2008, and she is currently the co-author of a research paper that will be ready for submission this fall, 2012. 

Kathy has a diverse background in both accounting and information systems.  Prior to coming to Duquesne, Kathy worked in the private sector for over twenty years.  Her accounting work experience includes public, non-for-profit, and accounting information systems.  Her public experience was with Coopers & Lybrand, and she has also held managerial accounting positions with several hospital systems.  In addition, she worked with the PeopleSoft ERP system for over eight years in a variety of capacities, including software testing, design and implementation, primarily with the Budgeting and General Ledger modules. She also has significant consulting experience, and much of this involved training clients on various software tools/concepts.  Outside of Duquesne, she loves her adorable Siberian cat, her family, music, and she is addicted to Sudoku.  She is also a board member of a non-profit, Pittsburgh Center for Financial Literacy, Inc., which educates underprivileged teens regarding financial areas to prepare them for real world experiences.