Faculty Directory

Doris Kelly





Doris Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of corporate experience coupled with 9 years of teaching financial and managerial accounting fulltime at Bentley University. In addition to teaching and advising students, she also served as a board member for the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) – Boston Chapter and continues to be actively involved with the profession by serving as an advising CFO for small companies. Her goal as an instructor is to use her real world experiences to help students understand accounting concepts and apply them in a real world setting. She is the author of an accounting project that won an innovation in teaching award for its experiential (real world) learning.


  • Massachusetts Society of CPA Conference - Adapting Course Content and Delivery for the Changing Profession − Presentation: Incorporating Microsoft Excel Usage into an Accounting Program – 2016
  • American Accounting Association - Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) − Roundtable Session: Incorporating Microsoft Excel Usage into Cost Accounting – 2017


Appointments, Awards, and Honors

  • Appointed to the inaugural Bentley Learning and Teaching Council – 2015 to 2017
  • Awarded Innovation in Teaching Award – 2017 ∙ Awarded Greek Life Council Award, Faculty of the Month – 2013 
  • Nominated for Dr. Gregory H. Adamian Award for Lifetime Teaching Excellence – 2016 
  • Nominated for Joseph Cronin Award, Advisor and Mentor of the Year, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 
  • Nominated for Falcon Award, Faculty of the Year – 2013