Professor Malandra has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate financial, managerial, and tax accounting courses at Temple University’s Fox School of Business since 1986. He has also taught Temple-Rome in 2014, and various Executive MBA courses in Singapore, Tokyo, Cali, Morocco, Beijing, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, and in the Masters of Accountancy Program, as well as undergraduate courses at Seton Hall, Widener, and Eastern Universities, and at Philadelphia Community College.
All of Professor Malandra’s courses include extensive on-line comprehensive PowerPoint slides, emphasizing key concepts presented in a Q&A format to promote class discussion. All assignments, also on-line, provide students with immediate, comprehensive explanations and calculations of all answers, and experiential group projects promote teamwork and understanding of all steps in the accounting process or researching financial accounting cases in FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification and IFRS standards. During the spring 2016 semester, Professor Malandra prepared 20 online exams with 1,000 multiple choice questions based on prior CPA Exam – Financial Accounting & Reporting Section questions, which now serve as homework assignments for the Intermediate Accounting courses and his MAcc course, Advanced Studies in Financial Reporting.
Professor Malandra graduated from Girard College High School in Philadelphia, studied education and psychology at Antioch College in Ohio, served as a Specialist 4 Legal Clerk in the US Army at Fort Lewis, Washington, worked as a legal clerk, notary public, and process server in a criminal law practice in San Francisco, studied law under California’s Law Office Study Program, and was licensed as an Attorney at Law in 1979. On receiving his BS degree in Accounting at San Francisco State University in 1980, he began his accounting career at Deloitte’s Tax Department, earning an MS in Taxation at Golden Gate University, and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1983. Moving back to his Philadelphia hometown after 14 years, he became a Tax Department Manager at Laventhol & Horwath, and since 1986, began teaching at Temple, while maintaining his own active tax planning and compliance practice.
Awards and Honors
- Faculty of the Year Award, Masters in Accountancy Program (September, 2015)
- Musser Excellence in Teaching Award, Fox School of Business (November, 2012)
- Faculty of the Year Award-Cali, Colombia, Executive MBA Program (September, 2012)
- Faculty of the Year Award – Singapore, Executive MBA Program (September, 2012)
- International MBA Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award (September, 2011)
- Beta Alpha Psi – Alpha Phi Chapter Outstanding Teacher of the Year (September, 2011)
- International MBA Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award (September, 2009)
- Andrisani-Frank Undergraduate Teaching Award, Fox School of Business. (May, 2009)
- Beta Alpha Psi – Alpha Phi Chapter Outstanding Teacher of the Year (October, 2008)
- Classroom Engagement & Performance through Technology Award (April, 2005)
Fox School of Business, Temple University
- ACCT 2101, Introduction to Financial Accounting
- ACCT 2102, Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- ACCT 3511, Intermediate Accounting I
- ACCT 3512, Intermediate Accounting II
- ACCT 5112, Federal Income Taxation
- ACCT 5201, Advanced Studies in Financial Reporting & Analysis
- ACCT 5801, Financial Information Reporting & Financial Accounting Analysis
- ACCT 5802, Strategic Cost Analysis for Enterprise Management-Singapore