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Maria Coclin

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  • Department Chair
  • Associate Professor
  • : (401) 825-2251
  • : Warwick
  • : 3079
  • : [email protected]


Associate Professor Maria Coclin, CPA joined the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) in 2012 and is currently a full-time faculty member and Chair of The Department of Business and Professional Studies. Maria teaches accounting, management and financial services classes for CCRI. Professor Coclin was honored to be selected as the 2023 International and Regional ACPSP’s Teaching Excellence Award recipient and in 2017 was awarded NISOD’s Teaching Excellence Award. Prior to CCRI, Maria began her career in accounting with Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche. Later, Maria worked for Fidelity Investments focusing on international finance. Maria holds her CPA, MBA, and Series 7 license and is a member of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs, the Rhode Island Association of Accounting Professors, and the AICPA/CIMA. Professor Coclin resides in Cranston with her husband and two children.

Maria is most proud of her students’ advancements and enjoys seeing them succeed in her classroom and in their future endeavors. In addition, Maria is pleased with her work at CCRI developing and revising curriculum in her department, including developing six new business courses in response to Rhode Island’s changing industry demands. Finally, Maria is delighted to have an alliance with business leaders and current industry developments via engagement with a business advisory board and integration of student focused programming with CCRI’s Division of Workforce Partnerships.