• Professor Sears with Hartwick students in Romania
  • Professor Sears with Hartwick students in Romania
  • Professors Sears, Wightman, student and family
  • Professor Sears with Hartwick students in Romania

Thomas Sears, CPA

Research Interests:

  • Taxation:  US & International
  • International Relations

Recent Professional Activities:

  • Romania:  Past, Present and Future, January 2010 & 2011 Term Abroad
  • Guest Speaker:  Babes-Bolyai University Conference on Non-Governmental Organizations, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • In progress:  Faces of Freedom, Lives of Courage:   Stories of Romanian Entrepreneurial Sacrifice & Success


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

Courses Recently Taught:

  • Financial Accounting:  Principles I & II
  • Managerial Accounting and Finance
  • Taxation
  • Statistical Analysis and Operations


  • Margaret B. Bunn Award for Teaching Excellence

Education:     M.B.A., Syracuse University;     B.S., SUNY Albany


  • Licensed CPA (NY)
  • Multiple Entrepreneurial ventures

Contact:  Department of Business Administration & Accounting, Golisano Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York 13820/607-431-4951 searst@hartwick.edu.

Barry Pearson '08

Barry Pearson '08

As senior accountant with Ernst & Young, LLP, I am the supervising senior auditor for two very well-known financial-service clients from the Northeast.

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