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Biography: 

Dr. Mary Curtis, Professor of Accounting, joined the UNT faculty in 1998. After completing her undergraduate and masters' degrees in accounting, Dr. Curtis worked for Cities Service and Bank of America in the MIS field, for Coopers&Lybrand as an IS Auditor, and as a private consultant in both of these fields. She then returned to school to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, teaching at the University of Missouri-St. Louis before coming to Denton.

Dr. Curtis has taught in the areas of ethics, auditing and accounting information systems, and currently teaches the ethics course in the M.S. program and a seminar in the Ph.D. program.

Dr. Curtis' publication topics have been varied. Articles of interest to the academic community include those related to judgment and decision-making in such journals as The Accounting Review; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Journal of Information Systems; Journal of Business Ethics; Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. Current projects range in topics from ethics and whistleblowing to continuous auditing. Her primary interest is in Judgment and Decision Making, oriented toward improving the performance of professionals by helping them make more optimal judgments and decisions through reduced biases and improved decision processes.

Dr. Curtis is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Beta Gamma Sigma, Institude of Internal Auditors (IIA), Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the American Accounting Association. She is certified both as a CPA and as a CISA. 

Dr. Curtis is married to Dr. Mark Davis, who teaches in the Department of Management. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling, hiking and gardening, and playing with their dog Carli.

 

Academic Interests: 

Mary B. Curtis, Ph.D., CPA, CISA

 

Horace Brock Centennial Professor of Accounting

Department of Accounting, University of North Texas

1155 Union Circle #305219, Denton, TX 76203

(940) 565-4366    mary.curtis@unt.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D.                      University of Kentucky, Department of Accounting, 1995

                               Minor areas of study: MIS, Psychology

 

M.S.             University of Arkansas, Department of Accounting, 1979

 

B.S.B.A.        University of Arkansas, Department of Accounting, 1977  

                     Minor area of study: Economics

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Professor (2010 to present), Associate Professor (2004 to 2010), Assistant Professor (1998 to 2004), Department of Accounting, University of North Texas (Denton, TX)

 

Assistant Professor of Accounting (1995 to 1998), Accounting area, University of Missouri-St. Louis

 

Other teaching appointments: Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky (1991 to 1995); Lecturer, Louisiana State University (1984-1991)

 

RESEARCH

Areas of Interest:

 

Business ethics; AIS; Judgment and Decision-making in auditing; IT auditing

 

Publications:

 

Mentoring: A Path to Pro-social Behavior. 2018. Journal of Business Ethics 152(4): 1133-1148. (Co-author: Eileen Z. Taylor)

Disentangling the Trait and State Components of Professional Skepticism: Specifying a Process for State Scale Development. 2018. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 37(1): 215-235. (Co-authors: Shani Robinson and Jesse Robertson)

The Role of Mentoring in Fostering Knowledge-Sharing. 2018. Journal of Knowledge Management 22(1): 142-161. (Co-author: Eileen Taylor)

National Culture and Ethical Judgment: A Social Contract Approach to the Contrast of Ethical Decision Making by Accounting Professionals and Students from the U.S. and Italy. 2017. Journal of International Accounting Research 16(2): 103-120. (Co-authors: J. M. Vinson, T. L. Conover, L. Lucianetti and V. Battista)

 

Factors Associated with Auditors’ Intention to Train on Optional Technology. 2017. Current Issues in Auditing 11(1): A1-A21. (Co-author: Liz. Payne)

Business Judgments and National Culture: A Comparison of U.S. and Italian Management Accountants. 2016. Management Accounting Quarterly, Fall. Supported by Institute of Management Accountants (IMA-FAR). (Co-authors: Teresa Conover, Lorenzo Lucianetti and Valentina Battista)

The Journal of Information Systems at Thirty. 2016. Journal of Information Systems 30(1): 1-2. (Co-author: Roger Debreceny)

 

Discussion of “Ethical Climate, Social Responsibility and Earnings Management.”  2015. Journal of Business Ethics 126(1): 61-63.

 

Challenges from and to the Senior Editors of the Journal of Information Systems. 2015 Journal of Information Systems 29(1): 1-8. (Co-author: Roger Debreceny)

 

Modeling Voluntary CAAT Utilization Decisions in Auditing. 2014. Managerial Auditing Journal 29(4): 304-326. (Co-author: Liz Payne)

                                                         

The Impact of Culture and Training on Code of Conduct Effectiveness: Reporting of Observed Unethical Behavior. 2014. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting 18: 1-31. (Co-author: J. M. Williams)

 

An Experimental Economics Approach to the Study of Whistleblowing. 2014. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting 6(1, January-June). (Co-authors: C. Cockrell and D. Fayard)

 

Big Oil versus Big Ideals: A real life case of a professional accountant, a questionable accounting treatment, and the changing regulatory environment. 2014. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting 6(1, January-June). (Co-author: E. Taylor)

Also published in Case Studies in Forensic and Fraud Accounting, Volume 2, 2016, L. Crumbley, W. LaGraize, and C. Peters, editors. Wolters Kluwer, publishers.

 

How does an initial expectation bias influence auditors’ application and performance of analytical procedures? 2013. The Accounting Review 88(4): 1413–1431. (Co-authors: B. Pike and L. Chui)

 

Whistleblowing in audit firms: Organizational response and power distance. 2013. Behavioral Research in Accounting 25(2): 21-43. (Co-author: E. Z. Taylor)

 

Comments by the Auditing Standards Committee of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association on the IESBA Proposal, Responding to Suspected Illegal Acts. 2013. Current Issues in Auditing 7(1, January): C21-C29. (Co-authors: K. Pany, M. Pevzner, J. Robertson, and J. Zhang)

 

The Updated COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework: Recommendations and Opportunities for Future Research. 2012. Journal of Information Systems 26(2): 189-213. (Co-authors: D. Janvrin, L. Payne, P. Brynes, G. Schneider)

 

The Role of Justice, Power Distance, and Gender on the Influence of National Culture on Ethical Decision-Making. 2012. Journal of International Accounting Research 11(1): 5-34. (Co-authors: T. Conover and L. Chui)

 

The Effects of Contextual and Wrongdoing Attributes on Organizational Employees’ Whistleblowing Intentions Following Fraud. 2012. Journal of Business Ethics 106(2): 213-227. (Co-authors: S. Robinson and C. Robertson)

 

Auditors’ Observations of Unethical Behavior: A Qualitative Analysis. 2012. CPA Journal 82(6): 66-71. (Co-authors: E. Z. Taylor and L. Chui)

 

Discussant’s Comments on ‘The Antecedents of the Use of Continuous Auditing in the Internal Auditing Context.’ 2012. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems 13(3): 263-266.

 

Does Wrongdoer Reputation Matter? Impact of Wrongdoer Performance and Likeability Reputation on Auditors’ Intention to Report and Choice of Reporting Outlet. 2011. Behavioral Research in Accounting 23(2): 207-234. (Co-authors: J. C. Robertson and C. Stefaniak)

 

An Examination of the Layers of Workplace Influences in Ethical Judgments: Whistleblowing Likelihood and Perseverance in Public Accounting. 2010. Journal of Business Ethics 93(1): 21-37. (Co-author: E. Z. Taylor)

 

Continuous Monitoring – How ‘Intrepreneurial’ Are You? 2010. Strategic Finance (November). Co-author: L. Chui)

 

Whistleblowing in Public Accounting: Influence of Identity Disclosure, Situational Context and Personal Characteristics. 2009. Accounting and the Public Interest 9(1): 191-220. (Co-author: E. Z. Taylor)

 

Auditors’ Training and Proficiency in Information Systems: A Research Synthesis. 2009. Journal of Information Systems 23(1): 79-96. (Co-authors: J. G. Jenkins, J. C. Bedard and D. R. Deis)

 

Accounting Firm Culture and Governance: A Research Synthesis. 2008. Behavioral Research in Accounting 20(1, spring). (Co-authors: J. G. Jenkins, D. R. Deis, and J. C. Bedard)

 

Audit Simulation for Due Diligence on Fast-Fashion Inventory Through Data Querying. 2008. Journal of Information Systems 22(1): 77-93. (Co-author: A. Faye Borthick)

 

Risk Monitoring and Control in Audit Firms: A Research Synthesis. 2008. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 27(1, May): 187-218. (Co-authors: J. C. Bedard, D. R. Deis, and J. G. Jenkins)

 

An Examination of Contextual Factors and Individual Characteristics Affecting Technology Implementation Decisions in Auditing. 2008. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems 9(2): 104-121. (Co-author: E. Payne)

 

Information Technology Audit Education in a Post-SOX World. 2007. Ernst & Young Faculty Connection (17, March). Invited publication. (Co-authors: J.C. Bedard  and J. Thibodeau)

 

The Influence of Affect on Goal Choice and Task Performance. 2007. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 37(1). (Co-authors: M. A. Davis and S. L. Kirby)

 

Accelerating the Acquisition of Knowledge Structure to Improve Performance in Internal Control Evaluation. 2006. Accounting, Organizations and Society 31: 323-342. (Co-authors: A. F. Borthick and R. Sriram)

 

Are Audit-related Ethical Decisions Dependent upon Mood? 2006. Journal of Business Ethics 68(2):191-209.

 

Evaluating Cognitive Training Outcomes: Validity and Utility of Structural Knowledge Assessment. 2003. Journal of Business and Psychology 18(2):191-206. (Co-authors: M. A. Davis and J. Tschetter)

 

Assessing Knowledge Structure in Accounting Education: An Application of Pathfinder Associative Networks. 2003. Journal of Accounting Education 21(3): 185-195. (Co-author: M. A. Davis)

 

Materiality and Audit Adjustments. 2002. The CPA Journal (April). (Co-author: T. Hayes)

 

Measuring Ethical Ideology in Business Ethics: A Critical Analysis of the Ethics Position Questionnaire. 2001. Journal of Business Ethics 32(1): 35-53. (Co-authors: M. A. Davis and M. G. Andersen)

 

Structural Assessment in Accounting Research. 2000. Journal of Accounting Literature. (Co-author: F. Choo)

 

An Investigation of MultiDimensional Knowledge Structure and Computer Auditor Performance. 2000. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 19(2, Fall): 83-104. (Co-author: R. E. Viator)

Summary published: An Investigation of MultiDimensional Knowledge Structure and Computer Auditor Performance: Research Summary. 2001. Journal of Accountancy (February). (Co-author: R. E. Viator)

 

A Comprehensive Framework of Internal Control. 2000. The CPA Journal (March). (Co-author: F. Wu)

 

Developing a Data Warehouse: Some Guidelines and Suggestions. 1999. Review of Accounting Information Systems (Spring). (Co-author: K. Joshi)

 

Evaluation of Internal Control From a Control Objective Narrative. 1999. Journal of Information Systems 13(1, spring): 63-81. (Co-author: A. F. Borthick)

Reprinted in: Wilkinson, Cerrulo, Raval and Wong-On-Wing. 2000. Accounting Information Systems, Course Resources. Internet site: www.wiley.com.

 

Issues in Building a Successful Data Warehouse. 1999. Information Strategy (Winter). (Co-author: K. Joshi)

 

Lessons Learned From The Implementation of Data Warehouses. 1998. Journal of Data Warehousing (Summer). (Co-author: K. Joshi)

 

Computer Auditor Reliance on Automated and Non-automated Controls As a Function of Training and Experience. 1998. Journal of Information Systems (Spring). (Co-author: R.E. Viator)

 

Internal Control Issues for Data Warehousing. 1997. Information Systems Audit and Control Journal vol. IV. (Co-author: K. Joshi)

 

A Variance Analysis Investigation Decision Support System, in Decision Support Systems: A Knowledge-Based Approach by C. Holsapple and A. Whinston (St. Paul: West Publishing, 1996).

 

Executive Information Systems. 1995. Information Systems Audit and Control Journal, vol. II.

 

Internal Control Concerns in Executive Information Systems. 1995. Information Systems Audit and Control Journal, vol. II.

 

The Accountant's Contribution to Executive Information Systems. 1994. Journal of End User Computing (Summer).

 

 

Reports:

The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Internal Audit Functions. 2010. Research report to be submitted to IIA Research Foundation by Dallas chapter IIA. Second-place award in best chapter research report competition of 2010.

 

Awareness of SAS 70 Reports and Their Application Among Internal Auditors. 2009. Research report submitted to IIA Research Foundation by Dallas chapter IIA. Winner of the Donald Ricketts award for best chapter research report of 2009.

 

Insider Trading from the Internal Auditor’s Perspective. 2007. Research report submitted to IIA Research Foundation by Dallas chapter IIA. Winner of the Donald Ricketts award for best chapter research report of 2007.

 

Whistleblower Mechanisms: A Study of the Perceptions of “Users” and “Responders. 2006. Research report submitted by Dallas IIA chapter to IIA Research Foundation. Winner of Donald Ricketts award for best chapter research report of 2006.

 

 

Work in Progress:

What Happens When Formal and Informal Norms Conflict? Under fourth round review at Journal of Information Systems. Presented at the 2016 AAA Ethics Symposium and to Baylor University research workshop in February, 2017. (Co-authors: Nikki Shoemaker, Dutch Fayard and Marie Kelly)

Financial Priming, Moral Distance, and Ethical Decision Making: The Role of Financial Reporting Experience. Under revision for second round review at Accounting, Organizations and Society. Supported by Institute of Management Accountants (IMA-FAR). Prior versions presented at the 2015 AAA-ABO Section Midyear Meeting and to research workshops at Texas Tech University in 2015 and University of St. Thomas in 2016. (Co-author: Nicholas Hunt and Jessica Rixom)

How Auditors’ Approach to Client Inquiry May Affect Audit Quality: A Mixed-Method Examination of Client Inquiry and Note Taking. Under revision for second round review at British Accounting Review. Presented at 2015 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting and 2017 ABO Section Midyear Meeting. (Co-authors: Jeremy Vinson and Jesse Robertson)

The Role of Moral Disengagement and Trust in Responsibility-taking with Intelligent Agents. Under second round review at Journal of Business Ethics. (Co-authors: Peter Kipp and Ziyin Li)

Using Ostracism to Enforce Ethical Norms. Under revision for submission to Journal of Business Ethics. (Co-authors: J. Robertson, C. Cockrell and D. Fayard)

Ethical Relativism in Accounting: A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Influence of Culture and Risk Taking Propensity on Ethical Judgment. Under revision for second round review at: Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. (Co-authors: J. Vinson, T. Conover, L. Chui)

AIS Security: Hacking Risk Ethical Dilemmas. Under review at Accounting Horizons. (Co-authors: G. Fleishman, P. Mohapartra, and S. Valentine)

How Does an Audit or a Forensic Mindset Influence Auditors’ Fraud Risk Assessment and

Subsequent Risk Response? Under revision. Presented at the 2018 AAA Audit section midyear meeting. (Co-authors: Lawrence Chui and Byron Pike)

The “Who” in Behavioral Accounting Research: Implications for Academic Research. (Co-authors: Neil Wilner and Megan Seymore).

Commissions and Omissions of Unethical Behavior: Examining Unethical Intentions, Moral Identity, and Moral Disengagement. Presented at the 2017 AAA Ethics Symposium. Under revision. (Co-author: Megan Seymore)

Intention to Champion Continuous Monitoring: A Study of Intrapreneurial Innovation in Organizations. Under revision. Supported by Institute of Management Accountants (IMA-FAR). Presented at the Continuous Auditing Conference, AAA 2014 Annual Meeting and University of Hawaii 2013 Research Workshop. (Co-authors: Lawrence Chui and Robert Pavur)

The Effect of Auditor Skepticism on Client Ill Will. In data analysis. (Co-authors: Jesse Robertson, Jared Eutsler, Kipp Holderness)

Truthfulness. In data collection. (Co-authors: J. Eutsler, E. Rapley and J. Robertson)

Proceedings:

“Impact of Culture and Training on Code of Conduct Effectiveness: Reporting of Observed Unethical Behavior.” Proceedings of the AAA-Southwest regional meetings, March 2011. (Co-author: J. Williams)

 

“Insider Trading from the Internal Auditor’s Perspective.” Proceedings of the SouthWestern DSI meetings, Oklahoma City, February 2009. (Co-author: L. Chui)

 

"Benefits and Drawbacks of RFID in a Post-Sarbanes Oxley World." Proceedings of the SouthWestern DSI meetings, Oklahoma City, March 2006. (Co-author: A. Krueger)

 

"Evaluating Knowledge Structure in Accounting Disciplines: An Application of Pathfinder Network Representations." Proceedings of the International Applied Business Research Conference, March 2000. (Co-author: M. A. Davis)

 

"The Accountant's Contribution to Executive Information Systems." Proceedings of the IRMA International Conference, San Antonio TX, May 1994.

Recent Presentations:

“The Role of Moral Disengagement and Trust in Responsibility-taking with Intelligent Agents.” To be presented at University of Waterloo Centre for Accounting Ethics Symposium, April 25-26, 2019. (Co-authors: Peter Kipp and Ziyin Li)

“How Does an Audit or a Forensic Mindset Influence Auditors’ Fraud Risk Assessment and Subsequent Risk Response?” (Co-authors: Lawrence Chui and Byron Pike) Presented at

  1. AAA Audit section midyear meeting, January 2018
  2. UNLV Accounting Research Workshop, March 2018.

“State Skepticism: Determinants and Outcomes.” (co-authors: Jesse Robertson and Shani Robinson). Presented at

  1. Colorado State University Accounting Research Workshop, March 2017
  2. Clemson University Accounting Research Workshop, February 2018.

“Commissions and Omissions of Unethical Behavior: Examining Unethical Intentions, Moral Identity, and Moral Disengagement.” Presented at the 2017 AAA Ethics Symposium. (Co-author: Megan Seymore)

“What Happens When Formal and Informal Norms Conflict?” (Co-authors: Dutch Fayard, Marie Kelly, Nikki Shoemaker). Presented at

  1. Middle Tennessee State University Accounting Research Workshop, December 2017
  2. AAA Ethics Symposium, August 2016, NYC
  3. Baylor University accounting research workshop, February 2017.

 

“What Did the Client Say? The Impact of Note Taking on Auditor Memory of a Client Inquiry.” (Co-authors: Jeremy Vinson and Jesse Robertson). Presented at

  1. ABO Midyear Meeting, October 2017, Nashville
  2. Auditing Section Midyear Meeting, January 2015, Scottsdale

“National Culture and Ethical Judgment: A Social Contract Approach to the Contrast of Ethical Decision-Making by Accounting Professionals and Students from the U.S. and Italy.” Presented at JIAR Conference, July 2016, Augsburg Germany. (Co-authors: Teresa Conover, Jeremy Vinson, Lorenzo Lucianetti and Valentina Battista)

“Relativism in Accounting: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Influence of Power Distance and Risk on Accountants’ Ethical Judgment.” Presented at JIAR Conference, July 2016, Augsburg Germany. (Co-authors: Jeremy Vinson, Teresa Conover, Lawrence Chui)

“How Financial Training Impacts the Influence of Contextual Factors on Recognizing Financial Statement Fraud as an Ethical Issue.” Supported by Institute of Management Accountants (IMA-FAR). (Co-author: Nicholas Hunt) Presented to:

  1. AAA-ABO Section Midyear Meeting, October 2015
  2. Texas Tech University Accounting Research Workshop, 2015.
  3. University of St. Thomas Accounting Research Workshop, September 2016, St. Paul MN

“Mindsets and the Assessment of Audit Evidence.” Presented at the AAA Annual Meeting, August 2015, Chicago. (Co-author: Marc Neri)

“A Contrast of Ethical Decision-Making by Accounting Professionals and Students from the U.S. and Italy.” Presented at the AAA Annual Meeting, August 2015, Chicago. Supported by Institute of Management Accountants (IMA-FAR). (Co-authors: Teresa Conover, Lorenzo Lucianetti and Valentina Battista)

“Before Rules or Principles: Training Accountants in Moral Sensitivity.” (Co-author: Marc Neri) Presented at the AAA Ethics Research Symposium, August 2014.

“How a State Scale Can Add to Our Understanding of Professional Skepticism.” (Co-authors: Shani Robinson and Jesse Robertson) Presented to University of Kentucky Research Workshop, October 2014.

“Mentoring and a Caring Ethical Climate: Increasing Internal Disclosure of Observed Misconduct.” (Co-author: Eileen Z. Taylor). Presented to Florida Atlantic University Research Workshop, November 2014.

“Intention to Champion Continuous Monitoring: A Study of Intrapreneurial Innovation in Organizations.” (Co-authors: Lawrence Chui and Robert Pavur). Presented to

a. AAA Annual Meeting, August 2014, Atlanta GA.

b. University of Hawaii Research Workshop, October 2013, Manoa HI.

 

“Relativism in Accounting: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Influence of Ethical Judgment, Power Distance, and Risk on Accountants’ Ethical Intentions.” (Co-authors: Jeremy Vinson, Teresa Conover and Lawrence Chui). Presented to

a. AAA Annual Meeting, August 2013, Anaheim CA.

b. AAA Ethics Symposium, August 2013, Anaheim CA.

 

“The Effects of Audit and Forensic Mindsets on Fraud Risk Assessments and on the Development of Fraud-Related Problem Representations.” (Co-authors: Lawrence Chui and Byron Pike). Presented to

a. Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, March 2013.

b. University of Melbourne, Australia, March 2013.

c. Forensic Accounting Section-AAA Midyear Meeting, 2012.

 

“The Updated COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework: Recommendations and Opportunities for Future Research.” Presented to AAA-IS Section Midyear Meeting, January 2013, Fort Lauderdale Florida. (Co-authors: Janvrin, D., L. Payne, P. Brynes, G. Schneider).

 

“A Person-Situation Approach to the Examination of Professional Skepticism: Consideration of Time Pressure and Goal Framing.” (Co-author: Shani Robinson and Jesse C. Robertson). Presented to

a. Roundtable at the AAA-ABO Section midyear meeting, October 2012, Kansas City MO.

b. AAA-Audit Section midyear meeting, January 2013, New Orleans LA.

 

“An Experimental Economics Approach to Investigating Determinants of Whistleblowing Behavior: Consideration of Prior Organizational Response and Type of Reporting Mechanism.” Presented to the AAA Annual Conference, August 2012, Washington DC. (Co-authors: Dutch Fayard, Cam Cockrell, and Jesse C. Robertson)

 

“What Would You Do? A real life case of a professional accountant, a questionable accounting treatment, and the changing regulatory environment” Presented to 2012 AAA Public Interest Section Midyear Meeting. (Co-author: Eileen Taylor)

 

“Using ostracism to enforce ethical norms.” (Co-authors: Jesse C. Robertson, Dutch Fayard and Cam Cockrell). Presented to

a. Oklahoma State University Research Forum, April, 2012.

b. AAA Ethics Research Symposium, August, 2012, Washington, DC.

 

“The Timing of Audit Technology Training: The Choice of Two Evils - Time Pressure or Reduced Knowledge Retention.” Presented to AAA Information Systems Section Midyear Meeting, January 2012. (Co-author: Liz Payne)

 

“The Impact of Accounting Standard on Auditor Consultation Judgments.” Presented to AAA Auditing Section Midyear Meeting, January 2012. (Co-author: Renee Olvera)

 

 

Recent Invited Presentations:

UNLV, Research Workshop, 2018

Clemson University, Research Workshop, 2018

Middle Tennessee State University, Research Workshop, 2017

Colorado State University, Research Workshop, 2017

Baylor University, Research Workshop, 2017

University of St. Thomas, Research Workshop, 2016

AAA-PI Section Doctoral Consortium, 2016

AAA-AIS Section New Scholars’ Consortium, 2016

AAA-AIS Section New Scholars’ Consortium, 2015

Texas Tech University, Research Workshop, 2015

University of Kentucky, Research Workshop, 2014

Florida Atlantic University, Research Workshop, 2014

University of Hawaii, Research Workshop, 2013

Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, Research Workshop, 2013

University of Melbourne, Australia, Research Workshop, 2013

 

 

Funded and Supported Research:

KPMG LLP – Research facilitation grant – 2014/2015; 2004/2005

Institute of Management Accountants – Research facilitation grant recipient – 2014, 2008

University of North Texas – Research Initiation Grant - 2012

University of North Texas - PDI Research Fellowship recipient – 2009, 2001

Department of Accounting, University of North Texas - Summer Research Grant recipient – 2009, 2007, 2006, 2002, 2001

University of North Texas, Office of Research - Faculty Research grant recipient –

          2008, 2006, 2004

University of North Texas, Office of Research - Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship recipient - 2001

University of North Texas, Center for Distributed Learning - Teaching with Technology grant recipient - 1999

University of North Texas, College of Business Administration - Research grant recipient - 2005

University of Missouri-St. Louis - Research grant recipient – 1996

University of Kentucky - Dissertation. Research grant recipient – 1994

EDP Auditors Foundation (ISACA) - Research Fellowship – 1992

 

 

Editorial Boards:

Journal of Information Systems (Editorial Board, 2000-present; Senior Editor, 2014-2016)

Behavioral Research in Accounting (Editorial Board 2017 to present; Assoc Editor, 2011-2015)

Current Issues in Auditing (2006-present)

Accounting Horizons (2009-2015)

Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting (2013-present)

Issues in Accounting Education (2004-2007)

 

 

Reviewer: (recent)

 

The Accounting Review

Auditing: A Journal of Theory and Practice

Behavioral Research in Accounting

Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research

Advances in Accounting

Journal of Business Ethics

International Journal of Accounting Information Systems

Managerial Auditing Journal

 

 

 

Honors:

 

AAA-IS Section - Outstanding Service Awards: 2018, 2011, 2007

University of Kentucky, Von Allmen School of Accountancy PhD Program Distinguished Alumni Award, 2014.

Co-Author of research reports receiving recognition in the Donald E. Ricketts IIA Chapter Research competition among IIA chapters:

2010 – Second Place - Title: The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Internal Audit Functions.

2009 – First Place – Title: Awareness of SAS 70 Reports and Their Application Among Internal Auditors.

2007 – First Place - Title: Insider Trading from the Internal Auditor’s Perspective

2006 – First Place - Title: Whistleblower Mechanisms: A Study of the Perceptions of 'Users' and 'Responders'

 

Best Paper Award – 2005 – Title: Due Diligence on Fast-Fashion Inventory Through Data Querying. Award presented at the Waterloo University Symposium on Information Systems Assurance, October 22, 2005. With A. F. Borthick.

 

PDI-Business Administration Fellowship for Research, 2001 and 2009

Doctoral Consortium Fellow, American Accounting Association, 1993

 

 

TEACHING CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Undergraduate:               Auditing / Professional Responsibilities

                    Accounting Information Systems

                    Principles of Managerial Accounting

                    Advanced Business Programming (COBOL II)

                    Introduction to Statistics

                    Introduction to Business Computing

 

Graduate:                       Ethics and Corporate Governance

                    IT Auditing

                    Advanced Accounting Information Systems

                    Doctoral Seminar in Judgment and Decision-Making

                    Doctoral Seminar in Behavioral Research Topics

 

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

 

Memberships:

 

American Accounting Association (AAA)

AAA Sections:

        Information Systems

        Auditing

        ABO

        Forensic Accounting

 

 

Recent Service:

Panels:    Publications Ethics Panel, AAA Annual Meeting 2016

               AAA Council Editors’ Panel, March 2016

               SE-AAA Editors’ Panel, March 2014

               AAA-AIS Section Midyear Meeting, New Scholars’ Consortium, 2015, 2014, 2013

               AAA-PI Section Midyear Meeting, New Scholar’s Consortium, 2016

 

Panel Session Moderator:

Summer 2006, Educating Auditors for the Post-SOx World— Integrating IS into the Audit Curriculum: National Meeting

Summer 2015, The Journal of Information Systems at Thirty - Looking Forward Thirty Years: National Meeting

 

Conference Discussant:     Various

 

Conference Moderator:      Various

 

AAA-IS Section:

Senior Editor, Journal of Information Systems (JIS) – 2014-2016

JIS Conference Co-chair – 2015, 2016

Past-President (2011-2012), President (2010-2011), President-elect (2009/2010)

Professional Standards Committee – 2011/2013

Bylaws Committee, Chair – 2008/2009

Mid-year meeting – New Scholar's Consortium faculty- 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Mid-year Meeting - Participant in AIS Research Workshop- 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Section Treasurer – 2007/2008

Mid-year meeting – 2007 – Program Chair

Mid-year meeting – 2006 – Assistant Program Chair

Mid-year meeting – 2004, 2005 - Education Sessions Chair

Outstanding Dissertation Committee - 2003/2004 (chair)

Member-At-Large - 2002/2003

Faculty Development Committee - 2000/2002 (chair)

                   

AAA:

Innovation in Accounting Education Award Committee, 2018-2019

Nominations committee for the 2018 AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize

Leadership Council – 2010-2011, 2016, 2018-2021

Professionalism and Ethics Committee – 2006/2007

 

 

RECENT UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES & COUNCILS

 

Dates                              Name of Committee or Activity

 

2017-2019                      UNT LGBT Equity Committee

2016-2018                      College of Business RPT Committee (chair, 2017-2018)

Various                           Dept of Accounting PAC Committee (chair, 2018-2019)

Various                           Dept of Accounting RPT Committee

2018-2019                      Dept of Accounting Research Conference Committee

2015-2016                      Dept of Accounting Department Chair Search Committee, chair

2009/2012                      UNT Faculty Research Committee, chair 2010/2011

2009                               Traveled with UNT in the World: China group to promote cross-country collaboration and student/faculty exchange

2013/2015                      UNT Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

PhD Program:                DoA Ph.D. Program Coordinator, 2016-2018

                                      DoA Doctoral Policy Committee – (Since 2005, Chair from 2016-2018) involved with setting doctoral program policies, writing and grading comprehensive exams, and mentoring students

                                      College of Business Doctoral Policy Committee – (2016-2018, chair 2017-2018) similar to above, at the college level

                                      Coursework Committees: Various

                                      Doctoral Student Supervision:

Megan Seymore (co-chair): 2015 to current

Marc Neri (co-chair): 2014 to 2016

Nicholas Hunt: 2014 to 2016

Jeremy Vinson (co-chair): 2013 to 2015

Nikki Shoemaker (chair): 2011 to 2014

Daniel Li: 2012 to 2014

Julia Herchen: 2013 to 2015

Renee Olvera (chair): 2010 to 2012

Shani Robertson (chair): 2009 to 2011

Lawrence Chui (chair): 2007 to 2010

Byron Pike (chair): 2007 to 2009

Tom Hayes (chair): 2000 to 2002

Francis Kennedy: 1998 to 2000

Sudhir Jain

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Employment:

 

Systems Design and IT Control Consultant (1984 to 1991), Baton Rouge LA

IT Audit Manager (1980 to 1983), Coopers & Lybrand, San Francisco

Systems Analyst (1977 to 1978), Cities Service Oil Company, Tulsa OK

 

 

Professional Certifications:

 

CPA -  Certified Public Accountant, since 1983

CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, since 1986

 

 

Service to Professional Non-academic Organizations:

 

PCAOB Research Synthesis Team for PCAOB Standards Projects – member of “Firm Quality Control”  project team, 2005-2007

 

Institute of Internal Auditors: Dallas Chapter – Research Committee, co-chair 2005-2007, member 2008-2010

 

ISACA: Board of Directors - ISACA in San Francisco, St. Louis and Baton Rouge chapters

Served as the campus advocate for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Served as co-faculty advisor for ISACA/IIA/ACFE Student Organization

 

 

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

2014 to present              United Way of Denton County – Board, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Technology Committee, Community Investment Committee