Harry Howe Faculty Page

Professor, Accounting; Director, Geneseo MS Accounting; Accounting Coordinator
South Hall 107
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Office Hours

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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., Brown University

  • M.B.A., Graduate Management Institute, Union College

  • Ph.D, Union College


  • American Accounting Association

  • Board member, Rochester Chapter FEI

  • Chair, NYSSCPA World of Accounting

  • Past President, American Accounting Association Northeast Region

More About Me

Research Interests

Professor Howe has research interests in the areas of business valuations and in the development of applied instructional material for students and practitioners. He has published two book-length monographs on receivables with BNA and numerous articles in scholarly and practitioner journals.

Professor Howe is currently working on a set of case studies and other student-centered, active learning materials coauthored with Geneseo faculty colleague Professor Rick Gifford and with several past students from his Financial Statement Analysis and Intermediate Financial Accounting classes. 


Reading (currently working my way through 9,000 pages of the Penguin series on European history, from Troy to Potsdam), cycling (never as many miles as I’d like) and travel (about three dozen countries and 49 states, so far).   Sometimes I can combine all three, as in a recent summer trip to France spent bicycling through the landscape of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, finding villages and other locations mentioned in my grandfather’s memoir of his Army service 1917-18.

Awards & Recognition

Professor Howe was Geneseo’s 2017 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He has received awards from the School of Business for Research, Service and for Teaching, and Best Manuscript awards from the American Accounting Association (Mideast Region), SECRA and ABSEL.

Courses Taught

  • Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT 315, FIN 315, FIN 530)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCT 302)
  • Accounting Theory and Research (ACCT 530)
  • Howe also teaches occasional sections Humanities 220 (HUMN I) and HONR 206.  He supervises numerous Directed Studies in accounting topics and Edgar Fellows honors theses.