Pamela M. Schwer serves as an associate professor of the Accounting Department at the Graham School of Management. She holds a Master of Accountancy with a concentration in Information Systems (1986) and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Economics (1979) from DePaul University, Chicago. Her Bachelor of Science in Accounting (1976) was from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Professor Schwer is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Her teaching specializations are in Management/Cost and Intermediate Accounting. She has received numerous teaching awards in her 30+ year teaching career. In December 2013, her article 'The Dynamic Role of the Chief Financial Officer in Small Privately Held Companies' was published in Strategic Finance. Currently, she is completing work on a grant received from the Institute of Management Accounting to investigate the role of product, channel and customer value in profitability analysis.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Professor Schwer is the owner of Graz Financial LLC, a firm that provides strategic financial planning advice and services. Prior to teaching, Professor Schwer began her career at Johnson & Johnson Products as a manufacturing cost accountant. Her private consulting work has been as diverse as financial training for health care executives, business start-up work in the former Soviet Union, management assessment and business valuations. Ms. Schwer is active in her church and serves as a visitation minister to shut-ins and nursing homes. If not at work, you can find her on a golf course.