Dr. McGahran, adjunct professor of business administration at Tuck and adjunct associate professor at the Columbia Business School, holds a PhD in accounting and finance, a CPA from the state of Michigan, and a JD from Fordham University's School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
She has taught at the graduate schools of business at the University of Michigan, New York University, Stanford University, and INSEAD in France. In addition to her teaching, she has written and published several articles and cases on the use of accounting information. She has also co-authored a textbook entitled Accounting: A Management Approach with Gordon Shillinglaw.
Dr. McGahran is the managing director of Pelham Associates, an executive education provider. For the past 14 years, she has designed and implemented financial analyst training programs for Ernst & Young, Lazard Frères & Co., Bear Stearns, Sun-Trust Banks, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, Bankers Trust, Dean Witter Reynolds, First Boston, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, and Dean Witter.
She has also designed and implemented executive education programs for Columbia University, the Institute for Management Studies, Selective Insurance Group, Chubb Insurance, MassMutual, the Stern School of Business, 3M Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Eastman Kodak, Avon Products, General Electric Company, Am-Re Managers, Equitable Life, Travelers, Aetna Life Insurance, and the Financial Women's Association.