Kathy Baughman joined the Juniata College faculty in 2009 as an assistant professor of accounting. She previously served as vice president of finance at Paradise Datacom LLC in State College, Pa. from 2001 to 2009.
A certified public accountant, Baughman earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1991 from Penn State University. She went on to earn her certification as an accountant in 1993. She is also a certified fraud examiner.
She started her business career in 1991 as a senior accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick in Pittsburgh, Pa. She moved into corporate finance in 1994, when she accepted a job as financial analyst at United Technologies Corp. in Hartford, Conn., where she performed audits for a variety of companies owned by United Technologies, including Carrier, Otis, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and Hamilton Standard.
Baughman later moved to Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies in East Hartford, Conn., as a financial analyst and team leader. She was promoted to senior financial analyst in 1997, leaving in 2000.
As vice president at Paradise Datacom, she oversaw inventory control, accounting procurement, payroll, billing and information systems. She also established accounting procedures at the company and was responsible for the company's cash flow management.
She also assists local nonprofits by organizing fundraising activities and events.