Thomas (Tim) Monahan, Ph.D, CPA

John M. Cooney Professor of Accounting and Information Systems

Villanova School of Business

Villanova University





Dr. Thomas (Tim) F. Monahan is the John M. Cooney Endowed Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at Villanova University and from 1996 – 2003 served as Dean of Villanova’s School of Business (VSB).  Dr. Monahan currently teaches Auditing and Performance Measurement in VSB’s undergraduate, MBA, Master of Accountancy, and EMBA programs. Prior to joining Villanova’s faculty in 1981, Dr. Monahan was a tenured professor at LaSalle University, and prior to that worked in the Treasurer’s Department of Becton, Dickinson and Company.  Dr. Monahan has published research in many academic journals involving topics such as: capital budgeting, integrating finance and strategy in decision making, evaluation and reward systems, improving decision models, and new models for accounting education.


Dr. Monahan currently serves as Chair of the audit committee on the Board of Ariba, Inc. the leading provider of enterprise spend management (ESM) solutions.  He has also served as a consultant to over 30 Fortune 500 companies over the past ten years in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Most recently, his clients have included:  Comcast, Dow Chemical, Exelon, LSI Logic, 3M, Philips Electronics N.V., SAIC, and Sprint.  Much of this consulting work has revolved around valuation, strategic cost management and in helping managers understand how finance can be used to create value in a business.


Dr. Monahan received his Ph.D. in Accounting (1981) from Temple University, an MBA in Finance (1974) from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics (1971) from Hofstra University.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant.