Joseph M. Hargadon

Joseph M. Hargadon, PhD, CPA, CMA

  • Professor
  • Department Head of Accounting & Information Management
Media Expertise:
  • Accounting & Taxation

Programs I Teach


  • PhD, Accounting (1993)
    Drexel University (PA)
  • MS, Taxation (1982)
    Widener University (PA)

About Me

I have been on the faculty at Widener since 1981. I teach in both our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. My primary undergraduate teaching interests have been financial accounting, intermediate accounting, and advanced accounting. At the graduate level I have taught financial accounting and financial reporting topics.

Research Interests

My research interests focus primarily on accounting education, professional accounting certifications, and taxation.


  • Barndt, Oehlers, Hargadon, "Strategic Cost Management: What CPAs Need to Know", Today's CPA, March/April 2013 (unable to find article)
  • Fuller, L.R., & and Hargadon, J.M. (2010). Go for gold! Take the new CMA and CPA exams while earning your MBA. Management Accounting Quarterly, 11 (3), 30–40.
  • Hargadon, Cermignano & Santomero, "Structure Scholarships to Exempt Room and Board From Tax", Practical Tax Strategies, May 2006 (unable to find article)

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)


  • Graduate Teacher of the Year in the SBA (2014)
  • Fitz Dixon Innovation in Teaching Award from Widener University (2011)
  • Lindback Foundation Teaching Award (2006)