Accountancy & Information Systems

Accountancy & Information Systems faculty pursue research in areas including earnings management practices and reporting, auditing, accounting systems, business process analytics, enterprise systems integration, service-oriented architecture, and the legal and ethical aspects of information technology.

Recent Faculty Distinctions


John Pearce, PhD, was recongnized by The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) as an Exemplary Scholar

Ronald P. Hill was awarded the 2013 Allan N. Nash Distinguished Doctoral Graduate Award from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Ronald P. Hill received the Marketing and Society Special Interest Group (MASSIG) “Lifetime Achievement Award.” 


Ronald P. Hill received the Williams-Qualls-Spratlen (WQS) Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence

Jeremy Kees and John Kozup received the American Marketing Association Thomas C. Kinnear Research Award


William Wagner received the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation

William Wagner won the Meyer ICE Award

Noah P. Barsky received the Daniel J. O'Mara Villanova School of Business Faculty Award


Anthony H. Catanach Jr. was awarded  the first-ever Carey M. Maguire Fellowship in Applied Ethics by the American College Center for Ethics in Financial Services

James M. Emig won the Gerald A. Dougherty Endowed School of Business Faculty Award

Shelley Rhoades-Catanach won the Ray M. Sommerfield Outstanding Tax Educator Award, the highest honor given by the American Tax Association

Editorial Positions

  • James Bierstaker
    Associate Editor, Behavioral Research in Accounting and Issues in Accounting Education
    Editorial Board Member, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory
    Editorial Board Member, Managerial Auditing Journal
  • Wayne Bremser
    Consulting Editor, International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation
  • Q Chung
    Editorial Board Member, International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications
  • Johnny Lee
    Senior Editor, Information Systems Management
  • Janice Sipior
    Editor-in-Chief, Information Systems Management
    Senior Editor, Data Base
    Associate Editor, Information Resources Management Journal

Recent Research

Barsky, N.P. 2012. "The Rhetoric and Reality of Budget Participation." Best Practices in Executive Decision Making.

Chen, L. H., and H. Sami. 2012. "The impact of firm characteristics on trading volume reaction to the earnings reconciliation from IFRS to U.S. GAAP." Contemporary Accounting Research.

N. P. Barsky and A.H. Catanach, Jr. 2011. "Transforming the Accounting Education Value Chain with E-Learning Technologies." Advances in Business Education and Training.

Catanach, A.H. with J. H. Irving, S. E. Perry, and P. L. Walker, "An Ex Post Examination of Auditor Resignations," Accounting Horizons, 2011.

Sipior, Janice C., Burke T. Ward, and Regina Connolly, 2011. "The digital divide and t-government in the United States: using the technology acceptance model to understand usage," European Journal of Information Systems.

Barsky, N. P., and A. H. Catanach Jr. 2010. Data in Context, The Economist.

Bierstaker, J.L., E. O'Donnell, and J. Schultz 2010. "Integrating business risk into auditor judgment about the risk of material misstatement: The influence of a strategic-systems-audit approach." Accounting, Organizations and Society.

Bremser, W., P. Joshi, A Deshmukh, and R Kumar, 2011. 'Diffusion of Management Accounting Practice in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries."

Bremser, W.G., H. Herath,  and J. G. Birnberg. 2010. "Joint Selection of Balanced Scorecard Targets and Weights in a Collaborative Setting," Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

T. Herath, H. Herath and W. G. Bremser, "Balanced Scorecard Implementation of Security Strategies- A Framework for IT Security Performance Management", Information Systems Management.

Catanach, A.H. with J. A. Ragatz, "The 2008 Financial Market Crisis: Black Swan, Perfect Storm, or Tipping Point?" Bank Accounting and Finance, 2010.

Chen, L. H. 2010. "Merger abnormal returns and the use of independent fairness opinions." Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance.

W. Luo & Q. B. Chung. 2010. "Retailer Reputation and Online Pricing Strategy." Journal of Computer Information Systems.

Liedtka, S.L., B.K. Church, and M.R. Ray. "Performance Variability, Ambiguity Intolerance, and Balanced Scorecard-Based Performance Assessments." Behavioral Research in Accounting, 2008.

Thought Leadership

Accountancy & Information Systems faculty members publish in the following journals:

  • The Accounting Review
  • Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Accounting, Organizations and Society
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
  • Accounting Horizons
  • Journal of the American Taxation Association
  • Behavioral Research in Accounting

For More Information

Michael F. Peters
Chair, Accountancy and Information Systems
(610) 519-4048