Mary-Joan (MJ) Pelletier earned her Master of Science in Accounting from Suffolk University in May 2005 and became an Instructor in Accounting at the University in the fall of that same year. She has taught a wide range of graduate and undergraduate accounting courses in live and online formats. She is an innovative teacher with a special passion for technology.

Before entering academe, MJ spent nearly 25 years in a variety of roles in industry, including: Audit Manager (PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP), Controller (Variagenics, Inc.), Director of Financial Reporting (Harborside Healthcare Corporation), Director of Project Management (The XBR Company), and Senior Corporate Auditor/Operations Consultant (Melville Corporation). MJ is a licensed CPA (Massachusetts, 1989). She provides accounting, consulting and training services to clients, principally in the biotechnology industry. MJ is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) and serves on the Board of Directors of the MSCPA Educational Foundation and Scholarship Committee. A graduate of Merrimack College (BSBA Accounting, 1986), she has served on the college's Alumni Business Advisory Council and mentored Merrimack students through the Girard School Mentoring Program.

For four years, MJ was the Associate Director of Graduate Programs in Accounting at Suffolk, serving as academic advisor to over 250 graduate accounting students, counseling newly admitted students, and recruiting prospective degree candidates. She served on the Graduate Programs Committee and has received formal recognition from her students for excellence in teaching and outstanding service to graduate students.