Alan Cohen

Retired Associate Professor, Accounting and Business Law


M.S. State University of New York at Binghamton (Accounting)

B.S. Hunter College, New York, NY (Accounting)


New York State License, Certified Public Accountant

Courses Recently Taught

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • First-Year Seminar in Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Tax Workshop-VITA/LITC

Academic Appointments

Present Associate Professor, Ithaca College School of Business and Director, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Tax (VITA) Program at Ithaca College.

Professional and Consulting Experience

1976-present Partner in the firm of Cohen & Palmer, CPAs. Engaged in the practice of Public Accounting. Emphasis on taxation and financial reporting for small businesses and professionals.

1972-76 Comptroller, George Junior Republic Association, Freeville, NY

1967-72 Senior Assistant Tax Accountant, Haskins and Sells, Certified Public Accountants.

1966-67 Internal Revenue Service (Treasury Department), Manhattan.

Research Interests

The first-year experience of undergraduate business students