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Bob Kollar is an Associate Professor of Practice in Accounting at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business where he teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate accounting courses. Since joining the School in 2003, Bob has been recognized several times for his teaching ability.

From 2004 to 2012, Kollar was the founding Director of the School of Business Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program where he was responsible for the development of initial and recurring program budgets and curriculum design. In 2012, he successfully transitioned the program from a part-time evening program to a full-time program of study.

He also is the founder and Director of the School of Business Annual Accounting Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference which was started in 2012. This annual conference attracts approximately 250 professionals to campus each fall and the event proceeds provide scholarships for students in the MAcc program.

Bob has also served on a variety of School of Business and University committees, including six years as co-chair of the School of Business Scholarship Committee and as an elected faculty representative to the University Budget Committee. In 2017, he served on one of the task forces charged with developing specific elements of the University’s strategic plan.

Prior to joining Duquesne University, Bob worked for fourteen years in the accounting and auditing practice of Ernst & Young and for five years for Schneider Downs & Co, a regional accounting firm based in Pittsburgh.

In 2001, he co-founded the local CPA firm of KuhlemanKollar & Associates.

Bob is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Bob has extensive experience in the areas of non-profit accounting, budgeting, financial analysis and management that he has used to develop and teach a number of customized executive education courses on finance and accounting for both Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.

He has served as treasurer and as a member of the board of directors of a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Allegheny County Library Association, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Future Business Leaders of America.


  • M.B.A., Duquesne University
  • B.S.B.A, Duquesne University

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Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
  • Eugene P. Beard Outstanding Service Award, 2019-2020
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2019
  • Kurt Rethwisch Teacher of the Year Award, 2019
  • Outstanding Educator Award

  • Distinguished Service Award, PowerLink, 2018

Articles in Journals

Williams, V., & Kollar, R. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 in Accounting Education. Journal of Digital Business Systems and Management, 1(1), 45-50.

Kollar, R., Spangler, W., Pike, J., & Williams, V. (2017). Role-Playing and Problem-Based Learning: The Use of Cross-Functional Student Teams in Business Application Development. Information Systems Education Journal, 15(4), 75-83.

Kollar, R. (in press, 2015).  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Encyclopedia of Business Ethics/Society.  

Kollar, R., Williams, V., Nagle, B., Rau, S., Yurko, A., Kannan, Y.H., Menk, B., & Morris, B. (2015).  How one accounting department is preparing students for the updated CPA exam.  Extra Credit, The Newsletter for Accounting Educators.

Kollar, R., Pike, J., & Spangler, W. (2015).  PICPA's Challenge Bolsters Classroom Learning. Pennsylvania CPA Journal.  

Kollar, R. (in press, 2015). Certified Public Accountant. Encyclopedia of Business Ethics/Society.  

Kollar, R. J. & Williams, V. T. (2013). What are the Risks? Self-Assessment Tool Can Help Small Businesses Evaluate Fraud Controls. Journal of Accountancy, 40 - 43.  

Kollar, R. & Williams, V. (2013). Red, Blue and Ripped Off.  Internal Auditor.

Kollar, R. J. & Williams, V. (2009). Incorporating a Simulated 404 Learning Experience into the Auditing Class. Journal of Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business.