Douglas Chene [node:person_suffix]

Assistant Professor of Accounting, USM School of Business
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416 Luther Bonney

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4328

Professor Chene teaches health finance courses in the Muskie School's Graduate Program in Public Health (MPH).

M.S (2000), Taxation,  Husson College
Ph.D.(1995), Public Policy,  University of Illinois at Chicago
M.P.H.(1978), The University of Michigan
A.B. (1976), Anthropology, The University of Michigan
C.P.A. (1994) Illinois. Licensed in Maine in 1999.


Advanced financial accounting topics, financial accounting theory, auditing, advanced taxation, financial accounting principles

Accounting regulation
Tax planning and policy issues
Impacts of federal legislation on audit firms and audit committees
Theory and politics of accounting standard setting

Careers in accounting
Impact of current accounting issues on small business

Professor Chene joined USM in 2007. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Before coming to USM, he worked ten years in public accounting in the greater Portland area. He has experience as both an audit and tax manager working primarily with small businesses. He has also consulted with small businesses and owners on various business and tax planning issues. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of CPA’s and the Maine Society of CPA’s. He is on the Board of Governors of the MSCPA. He has served as Treasurer and is currently the Secretary of the Board.

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Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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