University Communications

Dr. Elizabeth Faunce Joins Business Department

Elizabeth G. Faunce, Ph.D., CFP, has returned to Immaculata as an assistant professor in the Business, Accounting, and Economics Department at Immaculata University, after having earned her bachelor´s degree at the University and after teaching some of its undergraduate students as an adjunct. In her new position this semester, she is teaching Principles of Economics and Strategic Financial Planning, and she will teach Economic Development and International Financial Markets in the spring. She also serves as the advisor to Immaculata´s Business Club.
In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at West Chester University and Colorado Technical University, Dr. Faunce has been an adjunct in Immaculata´s College of Undergraduate Studies and College of LifeLong Learning for more than 11 years. She has been involved in all stages of curriculum development, including conceptualization, sequencing instruction, identifying learning objectives, writing content, creating media enhancements, formulating assessment questions, and designing interactive curriculum for online programs. She has received advanced training in online course facilitation.
Since 1999, Dr. Faunce has been the sole proprietor of a financial services firm, consulting with clients about finances, investments, accounting, debt consolidation, retirement, and banking. She specializes in helping women with their financial planning needs, and in 2009, she gave a presentation at Immaculata on how to thrive in a difficult economy.
Dr. Faunce worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for nine years as a bank examiner and instructor, conducting examinations of financial institutions to ensure their soundness and consumer compliance. She received numerous awards for outstanding performance in her position, including an award from the New York regional director for her leadership in closing a New Jersey bank branch. She also spoke to foreign delegates on behalf of the FDIC, explaining U.S. regulatory banking policies and procedures.
Dr. Faunce earned her Ph.D. in organizational management at Capella University and her M.B.A. from Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales. She is a certified financial planner and a commissioned examiner of the FDIC.
"It is a thrill to be teaching back at my alma mater, Immaculata, a Catholic institution that is student-centered and committed to lifelong learning and professional excellence," commented Dr. Faunce on her new position.