George F. Kermis, PhD Associate Professor of Accounting
BS, Accounting — Canisius College
MBA; PhD, Accounting — Syracuse University
Dr. Kermis is known for setting high standards for his students – the same standards by which they will be judged in the professional world. Alumni often return to campus to thank him for his early influence on the development of their professional demeanor. His concern for the welfare of his students is evidenced by his selection in 1993 as the Kenneth L. Koessler Outstanding Professor, an honor accorded by the Canisius College Alumni Association for distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. In 1993 he was recognized with the Donald E. Calvert Award as the Outstanding Professor in the college’s MBA program.
Businesses and professional organizations often call upon Dr. Kermis as a presenter for conferences and workshops. He has addressed such topics as corporate accounting procedures, budgetary matters, financial issues, and corporate information systems for General Electric, the American Society for Training and Development, the Public Relations Society of America, and the Decision Sciences Institute, among other companies and organizations.
Dr. Kermis serves on the Student Recruitment Committee of the Canisius College Council on Accountancy and on the college’s Career Planning and Job Placement Advisory Council. He is a trustee of Nardin Academy in Buffalo.