Cathy Duffy
Affiliated with Accounting, Robert P. Stiller School of Business

Dr. Cathy Duffy started teaching at Champlain College in July 2016 after 15 years of teaching at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Duffy also previously taught at Robert Morris University in Chicago, Illinois, after working for seven years as a tax professional. She started her career as a tax consultant at Arthur Andersen and then joined the tax department at Amoco Corporation.  

Duffy earned her Doctorate in Education Leadership from California Lutheran University in May 2015, after completing her dissertation that focused on faculty experiences in curriculum reform. Duffy also has a master's degree in the Science of Taxation from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California.  

Duffy is joined in Vermont by her husband Michael, her son also named Michael, and her three daughters Amelia, Nicola, and Alexandra. They are well settled in Essex town—where Duffy volunteers with the Parent Teacher Organization—and are happy to be here.

  • Arthur Anderson, Tax Consultant
  • Amoco Corporation, Tax Accountant
  • Robert Morris University (IL), Faculty
  • Carthage College, Assistant Professor

American Accounting Association


I love teaching and being in the classroom! While working on my dissertation, I was required to spend time identifying my approach to teaching. I learned that, as a teacher, I hope to create a relaxed, inviting, and informative classroom experience. My goal is for students to enjoy coming to my class, even if they aren't so keen on the subject (accounting), and for them to leave with a certain level of respect for accounting and the accounting professionals they will meet over the course of their lives.

Finally, I encourage everyone to follow their hearts and enjoy the journey that is life.