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 practitioner community include a series of articles related to the control and development of Data Warehousing, several articles on Executive Information Systems, as well as articles related to whistleblowing as a means of detecting fraud within the organization. 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 cover such diverse topics as whistleblowing and 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. She is faculty advisor for the student organization that represents ISACA/IIA/ACFE.
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 Reese.