Richard T. Frederics, M.S.Associate Professor of Accountancy
Office: 18 Maple Terrace
Department: Accounting and Finance
- C.P.A. (Certified Public Accountant)
- C.F.E .(Certified Fraud Examiner)
- M.S. Accounting, Bentley College, Waltham, MA
- Graduate Degree in Banking from The Stonier School of Banking at the University of Delaware
- B.S. Management, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
- BUSS 201 Financial Accounting
- BUSS 401 Advanced Accounting
- BUSS 404 Auditing
Professor Richard Frederics has been teaching for over 15 years. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a licensed Certified Fraud Examiner and a Chartered Bank Auditor. He has worked for New England Merchants National Bank's Leasing Subsidiary as the Chief Accountant and Accounting Systems Manager. He later went to work for the accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand as a supervisor.
Prior to coming to Lasell, Professor Frederics was an Audit Director for Bank Boston, having gone there in a merger with Multibank Financial Corp where he served as Vice President and Director of Internal Audit. During that time, he attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking which was a three year program sponsored by the American Bankers Association and the University of Delaware. He was one of seven students out of a class of 330 who graduated with honors and received the prestigious Library Thesis Award for his work, Minimizing Fraud through Human Resource Management. Professor Frederics has also taught at the New England College of Finance where he was the Academic Coordinator for the Accounting Curriculum. While at the New England College of Finance, Professor Frederics received the Edward F. Shaughnessy Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching.
What is your teaching philosophy for Lasell courses?
“I chose teaching because I want to make a difference in other people's lives. I want to share my knowledge while at the same time guide students in using their minds to explore and challenge ideas. I want to teach students to learn not only that it is important to work hard but also work smart. I love to teach because you can make all the difference in shaping the future of a student. I love to teach because I always continue to grow. I learned much from being an accountant; I continue to learn from my colleagues; and I am always learning from my students. Who could ask for a better profession than teaching and who could ask for a better place than to be at Lasell College.”
What do you like about teaching at Lasell?
“Lasell is a wonderful place to teach because the college stresses the importance of knowing and working with your students. The small class sizes gives a professor the added advantage to personally make a difference in each student’s lives. I like to say, that once you are my student you are always my student. Besides you couldn’t find a better place to teach with such wonderful group of colleagues.”