The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


COL Sheila Foster, PhD

Dr. Sheila Foster is a Professor of Accounting with The Citadel School of Business teaching Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Managerial Accounting and Accounting for Executives. In addition, Dr. Foster is the Director of Global Experiences for the School of Business Administration at The Citadel expanding and developing study-away procedures and is a member of the Global Initiative Committee. She has led student study-away courses to Costa Rica, Egypt, England, France, Italy, Ireland and Spain including two trips in coordination with Dr. Stephen Silver. She was chosen MBA Professor of the Year for 2010.

Dr. Foster wrote the textbook (B-2-B)2 Managerial Accounting published in 2012, and continues to write many publications and proceedings for professional journals. Many of these publications have been co-authored with other School of Business faculty including Cyndi Bolt, Dr. Al Lovvorn, Dr. Frank Morris, Dr. William Sharbrough, Dr. Susan Simmons and Dr. Bruce Strauch. Within the community, Dr. Foster was treasurer and member of the board of directors for the Garrett Academy of Technology Apprenticeship “GATE” House Project from 1996 – 2008. This pilot project taught practical hands-on skills to high school students through the construction of low-cost housing on the high school campus.

Before accepting a position with The Citadel School of Business, Dr. Foster is a prior director for various company boards including EniroSafety Group, Inc. (formerly Chesapeake Industrial Services, Inc.) and Central Virginia Laboratories and Consultants, Inc. She has been a Certified Public Accountant and was controller for Central Virginia Laboratories and Consultants, Inc. Dr. Foster earned her PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Education with a concentration in Elementary Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Foster is the mother of two sons and grandmother of two grandsons. She is a member of the Northbridge Baptist Church finance committee and travels abroad whenever possible in order to bring the foreign experience to the classroom.


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Fax: 843.953.6764

Office Hours:
Mon: 10:00am - 11:00am, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Tues: 9:00am - 11:00am

Wed: 10:00am - 11:00am

Other times as needed by appointment


Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth UniversityB.S
B.S., Radford University

Vita: Dr. Sheila Foster

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