M.S. in Taxation


D.K. Malhotra, Ph.D.
Dr. D.K. Malhotra is a professor of finance and director of MBA and MS Tax programs. He joined Philadelphia University in 1993. Dr. Malhotra teaches courses in Derivative Securities, Fixed Income Securities, International Finance, Corporate Finance, and Investment and Portfolio Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Malhotra has published more than 80 research articles in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Review, Journal of Portfolio Management, Omega—The International Journal of Management Science, European Journal of Finance, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Financial Counseling and Planning Journal, Journal of Retail Banking, The Real Estate Finance Journal, The International Journal of Finance, Journal of Intelligent Systems, Advances in Futures and Options Research, Journal of Commercial Lending, Journal of Global Business and Journal of Lending and Credit Risk Management. His research on mutual fund expenses has been cited by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Investment Company Institute (ICI), Securities Industry Association (SIA), and the New York Times. 

His research has also been cited in congressional testimonies on mutual fund expenses. Dr. Malhotra’s work on use of neural networks in consumer loan evaluation has been cited by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In addition, he has presented over 80 research papers at various academic conferences all over the world. New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Philadelphia Inquirer, Business Credit Magazine, and KPMG Online Newsletter have quoted Dr. Malhotra on wide-ranging topics such as mutual fund expenses, declining value of EURO, merger of Cores State Bank with First Union Bank, and credit derivatives.

Dr. Malhotra is also the visiting professor of international finance at Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business in Trinidad and Tobago, Birla Institute of Management and Technology, India and Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi, India.

In addition, Dr. Malhotra is the editor-in-chief of Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting. Dr. Malhotra is also currently serving on the editorial boards of Icfain International Journal of Management Research, Icfain Journal of Bank Management, and Journal of Insurance and Risk Management. Dr. Malhotra’s biographical profile has been included in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, and Who’s Who in the East. Dr. Malhotra was also the recipient of 1999 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Philadelphia University and 2007 Philadelphia University Outstanding Research Award. He also received the School of Business Administration’s Award for Excellence in Research for four years. 

James N. Solano, MBA, MS, CPA

Associate Professor James Solano has a great many years of experience in practicing and teaching, accounting and taxes. He has worked in Public Accounting and owns his own Public Accounting firm specializing in high income individuals, including doctors, business owners and professional athletes.

Mr. Solano is also a sports agent and has represented more than 700 players and coaches in the National Football League. Mr. Solano has all of his degrees from Temple University and is a practicing CPA in the State of PA. Prior to joining the faculty at Philadelphia University, he taught at Temple University and was voted Outstanding Educator by The Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.


Stuart Borowsky, CPA

Stuart Borowsky, CPA and Associate Professor of Accounting is the senior professor in the School of Business. In 1974 he formed “The Accounting Society” for undergraduate students and was part of the task force that received State approval for our MBA Program in 1976. He has been the recipient of the Lindback Award for Teaching Excellence in addition to other honors. 

In addition to teaching, Professor Borowsky oversees his own accounting practice, bringing practical experience into the classroom.

Having taught thousands of students over his 40 plus years, Professor Borowsky has stayed connected and has maintained relationships with many alumni.


EdBradleyEdward F Bradley, M.S., CPA

Edward Bradley is an adjunct professor of Taxation in the M.S. Taxation program. He joined Philadelphia University about 10 years ago after teaching for about fifteen year in another university’s Graduate Tax Program. He teaches courses in Corporate Taxation, Tax Research and Tax Planning.

He was formally the Partner in Charge of the Financial Services Practice for a large International Accounting Firm and was responsible for the tax planning and auditing of numerous closely held and publicly traded companies. He is currently on the Board of Directors of a publicly traded company and is the Chairman of their Audit Committee and Chairman of their Corporate Governance Committee. He was a frequent speaker at industry conventions and trade shows.

Adjunct Professor Bradley earned his M.S. in Taxation from Widener University and a B. S. in Accounting from Temple University. He was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the national honorary accounting society, and Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honorary business society. Professor Bradley also owns and operates a real estate and investment business.


NicholasCrocettiNicholas J. Crocetti, CPA
Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC

Nicholas J. Crocetti is a Director in Tax Advisory Solutions at CBIZ MHM, LLC, where he is responsible for tax planning and compliance for a diversified client base including both corporate and personal clients. Further, Mr. Crocetti represents clients before Federal, State and local taxing authorities, in addition to being their trusted business advisor. Presently Mr. Crocetti participates in the Federal Tax Committee for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants for which he has chaired for the past eight years.

Prior to joining CBIZ, Mr. Crocetti held a position as a partner in an international accounting firm. He began his career with the Internal Revenue Service. Upon entering public accounting he joined an international CPA firm. Subsequently he served as a partner of a regional CPA firm, then went on to establish his own practice, which ultimately merged into an international accounting firm.

Mr. Crocetti earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Drexel University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Nicholas is a member of the American Institute and Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, and the Florida Institute of CPAs. As a member of the faculty of the Philadelphia University, Nicholas participates in its graduate program in taxation and was selected as distinguished adjunct faculty. He has been active for more than thirty years in the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs Annual Tax Forum and belongs to its Speakers Bureau.

Recognized throughout the Philadelphia area as a leading tax expert, Nicholas has appeared on various broadcast interview programs since 1970. He lectures on such topics as Capital Formation, Tax-Advantage Investments, “S” Corporation, The Breakup of Professional Practices, Entity Selection and Mergers and Acquisitions, and has written articles for trade publications such as Taxation for Accountants.

Nicholas formed and led the team that has been instrumental in significantly modifying the Pennsylvania PA-65 and PA-20S tax return packages and developing tax policy and the PIT Guide for the Department of Revenue. Recently, Nicholas served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Business Tax Reform Commission.

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