MICHAEL K. SHAUB, Ph.D., C.P.A.
Clinical Professor of Accounting
Texas A&M University
Department of Accounting (979) 458-1375 (Office)
485H Wehner Building (979) 845-4338 (Fax)
College Station, TX 77843-4353 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D. in Accounting Texas Tech University May, 1989
M.S. in Accounting Texas Tech University May, 1983
B.B.A. in Accounting University of Texas May, 1977
ACHIEVEMENTS Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year, St. Mary‘s University School of Business and
St. Mary‘s University Nominee for Piper Professor, 2005-06 St. Mary‘s University Nominee for 2006 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
(national award sponsored by Baylor University and open to all academic disciplines)
St. Mary‘s University Nominee for 2004 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
Hillsdale College Professor of the Year, 1998
Nominated for Texas Society of CPAs Accounting Educator of the Year 2003, 2004,
St. Mary‘s University School of Business and Administration 1923 Commemorative
Award for Faculty Research, 2003
University of North Alabama Alpha Chi Business Professor of the Year, 2000
Finalist for Hillsdale College Professor of the Year, 1997
College of Business Administration Distinguished Teaching Award, University of
Stuart Innovative Leadership in Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1993
Richard D. Irwin Foundation Faculty Fellow, 1991-92
Baird, Kurtz & Dobson Professor, 1991-92
National Champion, Beta Alpha Psi Graduate Case Competition
DISSERTATION "An Empirical Examination of the Determinants of Auditors' Ethical Sensitivity," Texas
Tech University, May 1989.
PUBLICATIONS Collins, F., O. Holzmann, S. H. Lowensohn, and M. K. Shaub. 2007. Unethical financial decision-making: Personal gain vs. concern for others. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research 10: forthcoming.
Shaub, M. K. Materialism and materiality. 2005. International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation 2, 4: 347-355.
Shaub, M. K. 2005. The impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on threats to auditor
independence. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting 10: 123-138.
Shaub, M. K., F. Collins, O. Holzmann, and S. H. Lowensohn. 2005. Self-interest vs.
concern for others: What‘s the impact on management accountants‘ ethical decisions? Strategic Finance 86, 9 (March): 41-45. (IMA Certificate of Appreciation/Certificate of
Merit Award Winner)
Shaub, M. K. 2004. Trust as a threat to independence: Emotional trust, auditor-client
interdependence, and their impact on professional skepticism. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting 9: 169-188.
Shaub, M. K. and J. E. Lawrence. 2002. A taxonomy of auditors‘ professional skepticism. Research on Accounting Ethics 8: 167-194.
Shaub, M. K. and J. E. Lawrence. 1999. Differences in auditors‘ professional skepticism across career levels in the firm. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research 2: 61-83.
Shaub, M.K. 1999. Commentary on ‗Moral imagination and accounting ethics‘. Research on Accounting Ethics 5: 241-248.
Shaub, M.K. 1997. Commentary on ‗The relationship between an individual‘s values and perceptions of moral intensity: An empirical study‘. Behavioral Research in
Accounting 9 (Supp.) : 41-49.
Lawrence, J.E. and M.K. Shaub. 1997. The ethical construction of auditors: An
examination of the effects of gender and career level. Managerial Finance 23 (12): 52-68.
Shaub, M. K. and J. E. Lawrence. 1996. Ethics, experience, and professional
skepticism: A situational analysis. Behavioral Research in Accounting 8 (Supp.): 124-157.
Shaub, M. K. and J. E. Lawrence. 1996. Response to ‗Comments on ―Ethics, experience, and professional skepticism: A situational analysis‖‘. Behavioral Research in Accounting 8 (Supp.): 169-172.
Shaub, M. K. 1996. Trust and suspicion: The effects of situational and dispositional
factors on auditors‘ trust of clients. Behavioral Research in Accounting 8: 154-174.
Shaub, M. K. 1994. Limits to the effectiveness of accounting ethics education. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 13 (Spring/Summer): 129-145.
Shaub, M. K. 1994. An analysis of the association of traditional demographic variables
with the moral reasoning of auditing students and auditors. Journal of Accounting Education 12 (Winter): 1-26.
Shaub, M. K., D. W. Finn and P. Munter. 1993. The effects of auditors' ethical
orientation on commitment and ethical sensitivity. Behavioral Research in Accounting 5: 145-169.
Shaub, M. K. and J. F. Brown, Jr. 1992. A case for updating management accountants'
ethical standards. Managerial Auditing Journal 7 (April): 30-36.
Cho, J. Y. and M. K. Shaub. 1991. The consequences of insider trading and the role of
academic research. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 10 (Winter): 83-98.
Waples, E. and M. K. Shaub. 1991. Establishing an ethic of accounting: A response to
Westra's call for government employment of auditors. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (May): 385-393.
Shaub, M. K. 1991. A psychometric comparison of two organizational commitment
scales. Psychological Reports 68 (April): 419-426.
Shaub, M. K. 1988. Restructuring the code of professional ethics: A review of the
Anderson Committee Report and its implications. Accounting Horizons 2 (December): 89-97.
Shaub, M. K. 1988. The economic effects of RICO: The racketeer influenced and
corrupt organizations act of 1970. Southwest Journal of Business and Economics 5 (Summer): 27-43.
Shaub, M. K. 1987. Predicting business failure in the oil and gas industry. Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly 36 (September): 116-139.
Shaub, M. K. 1987. Networking microcomputers in a CPA firm. Today's CPA 13 (July/August): 31-35.
Alley, L. R., M. K. Shaub, and S. D. Willits. 1987. Institution-wide coordination of
decentralized computing. Cause/Effect 10 (March): 6-10.
Research Summarized in Monograph
Sack, R. and J. Mead, eds., Ethics in Business: A Summary of the Research Sponsored
by the Ethics in Business Research Fund, Charlottesville, VA: Ethics in Business
Research Fund, 2002: 21-23. This report is also online on the American Institute of
CPAs web site at:
Article Reprinted in a Book
Shaub, M. K. and J. F. Brown, Jr. 1994. Whistleblowing and management accountants:
A U.S. view. In Vinten, G., ed. Whistleblowing: Subversion or Corporate Citizenship?
New York: St. Martin‘s Press, pp. 106-117.
Research Cited by Organizations
Research with Janice Lawrence on gender differences with respect to ethics cited on the
web site of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium at
Shaub, M. K., "The Inside Track," Ethics in the Accounting Curriculum Casebook,
Sarasota, FL: American Accounting Association, 1993.
Current Working Papers
Collins, F., S. H. Lowensohn, and M. K. Shaub. The relationship of career self-interest and concern for others to egregious accounting and financial decisions. Under review at
Behavioral Research in Accounting.
Lawrence, Janice E. and M. K. Shaub, ―Exercising Professional Skepticism Through Client Confrontation: An Exploratory Study.‖
Thornton, John M. and M. K. Shaub, ―Non-Audit Services, Consequence Severity, and Jurors‘ Judgments on Audit Failure.‖
Shaub, M. K., Review of L. A. Ponemon and David R. L. Gabhart, Ethical Reasoning in
Accounting and Auditing, (Vancouver: CGA-Canada Research Foundation, 1993) for
The Accounting Review (October 1995): 669.
Shorter Articles in Practitioner Journals, Business Periodicals and Newspapers
Shaub, M. K. Give me the good and the bright. 2006. The CPA Journal (February):
Madison, T., P. Padmanabhan, and M. K. Shaub. 2005. Directors in hot seat after corporate scandals. San Antonio Business Journal (February 18): 63.
Shaub, M. K., ‘Corked‘ financial statements. accountingweb.com (June 5, 2003).
Reprinted June 19, 2003 at the Texas Society of CPAs web site: www.tscpa.org/
Reprinted as: Corked financials. San Antonio Business Journal (June 20, 2003):
Shaub, M. K. 2002. With CPAs as friends, Pitt didn‘t need enemies. Houston Chronicle
(November 8): 41A.
Shaub, M. K. 2002. Sometimes, saying you‘re sorry helps. San Antonio Business Journal (July 26): 58-59.
Shaub, M. K. 2002. Volcker has it right: Spin off the auditors. San Antonio Business Journal (March 29): 66.
Shaub, M. K. 2002. Enron is case of independence abandoned. San Antonio Business Journal (February 8): 58.
Quoted extensively in Marvel, Bill, ―When the Top Isn‘t High Enough,‖ Dallas Morning News (June 10, 2003): 1E-2E.
Quoted extensively in Schepp, David, ―Choice for SEC Chief Praised,‖ BBC News Online,
December 10, 2002 (see article at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2563669.stm)
Interviewed on FOX News San Antonio regarding WorldCom investigation, June 26,
Quoted extensively in McCune, Jenny C., ―Enron 101: Accounting Strategies to Avoid,‖
Bankrate.com, June 19, 2002 (see article at
―Non-Audit Services, Consequence Severity, and Jurors‘ Judgments on Audit Failure,‖
American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C., August 2006
(presented by co-author John Thornton).
―Unethical Financial Decision-Making: Personal Gain vs. Concern for Others,‖ Forum
Paper, American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, August
2004 (presented by co-author Frank Collins).
―Ethics and Professionalism in the Classroom,‖ Deloitte/Federation of Schools of
Accountancy Faculty Consortium, Chicago, May 2004.
―Materialism and Materiality,‖ presented at the conference ―Foundations for Ethical
Education in a Post-Enron Age,‖ University of Texas at Austin, April 2004.
―The Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Threats to Auditor Independence,‖ Eighth
Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2003.
―Trust as a Threat to Independence: Emotional Trust, Auditor-Client Interdependence,
and Their Impact on Professional Skepticism,‖ Sixth Symposium on Ethics Research in
Accounting, Atlanta, August 2001.
―Watchdogs or Lap Dogs? Categorizing Auditors in a Taxonomy of Professional
Skepticism,‖ American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, August
2000 (presented by co-author Janice Lawrence).
―Creating an Ethical Environment Within Your Practice, Home Health Agency, or Other Health Care Organization,‖ Are You at Risk? The Growing Threat of Fraud and Abuse in
Health Care Organizations, Florence, Alabama, August 1999.
―Doubting, Testing, Confronting--Differences in Professional Skepticism Across Levels
in the Firm,‖ American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, August 1997 .
―Commentary on ‗Moral Imagination and Accounting Ethics‘,‖ KPMG Peat Marwick
Second Research on Accounting Ethics Symposium, Bryant College, June 1997.
―A Proposed Credo for American Accounting Association Members,‖ Midwest American
Accounting Association Meeting, Oak Brook, Illinois, April 1997 (Presented as a
representative of the AAA Professionalism and Ethics Committee).
Panel Member, ―Future of Accounting Ethics Education,‖ Midwest American Accounting
Association Meeting, Oak Brook, Illinois, April 1997.
―Commentary on ‗Accounting Ethics Stories‘,‖ American Accounting Association
Professionalism and Ethics Committee Accounting Ethics Research Conference, Chicago,
―Commentary on ‗The Relationship Between an Individual‘s Values and Perceptions of
Moral Intensity: An Empirical Study‘,‖ American Accounting Association‘s Second
Annual ABO Research Conference, June 1996.
―Ethics and Professional Skepticism,‖ 18th Annual Mid-America Accounting and Auditing Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 1995.
―Ethics, Experience, and Professional Skepticism: A Situational Analysis,‖ American
Accounting Association‘s Second Annual ABO Research Conference, Ethics and
Behavior in Accounting , August 1995.
Panel Member, "Ethics in the Accounting Profession," Midwest American Accounting
Association Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, April 1994.
―Continuing Education Workshop on the use of LISREL,‖ American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 1993 (with Terry Gregson).
"Limits to the Effectiveness of Accounting Ethics Education," Conference on Accounting
Ethics, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, May 1993.
"Framing and Expertise: A Prospect Theory Explanation for Risk-Seeking Behavior in
Auditors' Competitive Bidding Decisions," Audit Judgment Symposium, Marina del Rey,
California, February 1992.
"Ethical Decision Making," Richard D. Irwin/Beta Gamma Sigma National Seminar,
Seattle, Washington, October 1991.
"Trends in the Cognitive Moral Development of Auditors and Auditing Students," 2nd
Annual Critical Perspectives Symposium: "Ethics, Regulation and Professionalism in
Accounting," New York, March 1991.
"Ethics and Professionalism in 150-Hour Programs," General Session, 14th Annual
Meeting of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, Orlando, FL, December 1990.
"Ethics in the Classroom," General Session, 16th Annual Community College in
Accounting Education Workshop, Irving, Texas, October 1990.
"Auditing Standards Update," General Session, 13th Annual Mid-America Accounting
and Auditing Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 1990.
Panel Member, "Dialogue on 'Professional Ethics': Ethical Commitment or Convenient
Cover?", at the American Society of Public Administration's National Working
Conference and Dialogue on Applied Ethics, "Ethics in Government: An Intricate Web,"
Washington, D.C., November 1989.
Ethics in Business Research Fund $33,982
"The Influence of Ethical Orientation, Ethical Reasoning, Experience and Situational
Factors on Professional Skepticism" (with co-investigator Janice Lawrence), 1993-94
American Association of Retired Persons Andrus Foundation $35,249
"Tax Complexity and the Elderly" (with co-investigator Paul Shoemaker), 1992-93
University of Nebraska Syford Summer Research Fellowship $ 5,500
"An Integrated Model of Tax Evasion" (with co-investigators Robert Ricketts and
Timothy Krumwiede), Summer 1992
Richard D. Irwin Foundation Faculty Fellowship $ 4,000
For development of the presentation, "Ethical Decision Making," at the 1991-92 Richard
D. Irwin Foundation/Beta Gamma Sigma National Seminar
NATIONAL OR REGIONAL COMMITTEES AND SERVICE
American Accounting Association
VP-Regions, ABO Section, 2006-07
Chair, Ninth Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting, August 2004
Regional Coordinator, Southwest Region, ABO Section, 2003-06
Professionalism and Ethics Committee, 1994-1998, 2003-2005
Auditing Section Education Committee, 1991-1994
Nebraska Society of CPAs Accounting and Auditing Conference Planning Committee
Committee Member, 1990
Federation of Schools of Accountancy Ethics and Professionalism Committee, 1990
Selected as one of five Richard D. Irwin Foundation Faculty Fellows nationwide
(outstanding untenured business faculty) by Beta Gamma Sigma, 1991-92
Outstanding Accountant in Education, Delta Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi,
University of Nebraska, 1992 Nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska College of
Business Administration, 1989-90; 1990-91; 1991-92 Selected as outside reviewer for tenure and promotion candidates at:
Fairfield University (2002)
Monmouth University (2001)
Ohio University (2004)
Penn State University Great Valley (2006)
Rochester Institute of Technology (2003)
University of Texas at San Antonio (2004)
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (Summer 2006—Present)
As Clinical Professor of Accounting, I teach Auditing to professional program and
undergraduate students, conduct my research in accounting ethics and auditors‘
judgment and decision making, and maintain a network of relationships with
accounting firm and corporate professionals who recruit our students.
St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas (Summer 2000—Summer 2006)
As the Emil C. E. Jurica Professor of Accounting, I was responsible for teaching
undergraduate and graduate courses in auditing, accounting information systems, and
business and professional ethics (a course I developed to comply with state requirements
to sit for the CPA exam). I was also responsible for conducting research in auditors‘
ethical decision-making and professional skepticism, and serving on department, college,
and university committees. I was active in student recruitment and placement activities
and interacted extensively with the local business community.
University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama (Summer 1998 – Summer 2000)
As Eminent Scholar Chair in Accounting and Chair of the Department of Accounting, I had significant responsibilities in teaching, research, and service. I was responsible for the departmental budget, faculty supervision and evaluation, and coordinated hiring for the department. I also established initiatives designed to improve communication with and accountability to students, including informal meetings with students and exit interviews with all accounting graduates. I was also responsible for teaching undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA courses, primarily in financial accounting and auditing. I resigned as department chair during the summer of 1999 in order to focus on maintaining an ongoing, active research program in accounting ethics, with the main thrust of my research being the examination of trust, suspicion, and professional skepticism in the business world, particularly between auditors and their clients. During my first year at UNA, I established a semi-monthly brown bag research workshop in the College of Business. I was also heavily involved in student recruiting and placement efforts, and represented the department, the College of Business, and the University of North Alabama through speeches and presentations in a variety of public settings. I served on a number of campus-wide committees, including the university curriculum committee and the planning and institutional effectiveness committee.
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan (Summer 1994 - Summer 1998)
As the Rosecrance Chair of Accounting and Director of the Business Economics Program, I was responsible for providing undergraduate accounting education for approximately thirty-five accounting majors at the junior/senior levels. During my time at Hillsdale, I was responsible for running the accounting program, before being named Director of the Business Economics program during my last year there. Besides teaching both principles courses, the financial accounting sequence, and auditing, I was responsible for advising about 45 students. I was also the point person for the college in relationships with accounting firms and corporations who interviewed Hillsdale‘s graduates. Hillsdale had one other full-time accounting faculty member and one part-timer. I also served on Hillsdale‘s tenure and promotion committee.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska (Summer 1989 - Summer 1994)
As an Assistant Professor of Accountancy, I was responsible for teaching undergraduate auditing courses and the Ph.D. behavioral accounting seminar, conducting research, serving on dissertation committees, and student advising. I was a member of the graduate faculty.
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (Winter 1985 - Spring 1989)
As Manager of Business and Customer Services for Computing and Communication Services, I managed the finances of an organization with a $6.6 million budget. This included responsibility for financial reporting, billing price structures, accounting systems documentation, customer relations and numerous special projects. I was also the training coordinator and curriculum designer for some of the computer literacy courses on campus. In addition, I served as University Interim Director of Planning during Spring, 1989.
McCaslin Properties, Inc., Dallas, Texas (Spring 1985 - Winter 1985)
As controller of this commercial real estate company, I supervised two support staff and was responsible for the accounting, budgeting, and tax planning, and financial modeling for the corporation, as well as for approximately fifteen partnerships.
Price Waterhouse, Dallas, Texas (Fall 1983 - Spring 1985)
As a staff auditor, I serviced clients in a variety of industries. In the summer of 1984 I
received a double promotion, resulting in opportunities to supervise other staff on audits
and special projects. Among the skills I developed was the use of the microcomputer for
small business clients.
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (Fall 1981-Summer 1982, Spring 1983)
As a teaching and research assistant, I taught seven classes, assisted students, and
aided professors in their research and course development. I was employed by both the
Area of Accounting and the Area of Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences.
The Navigators, Lubbock, Texas (Spring 1980 - Summer 1981)
I independently organized conferences, meetings, Bible studies, and other activities.
Public speaking and interpersonal relationships were heavily emphasized in my work
with this interdenominational Christian organization.
OMC Industries, Inc., Bryan, Texas (Fall 1978 - Spring 1980)
I served as the company's purchasing agent and special projects cost accountant. I
was responsible for establishing new prices for all OMC products and for developing the
company's inventory system.
Tom Fairey Co., Kyle, Texas (Spring 1978 - Fall 1978)
As an accountant, my duties included preparation of financial statements, internal
auditing of affiliated operations, chart of accounts design, cost accounting analyses, and
Financial Industries Corporation, Austin, Texas (Spring 1977 - Spring 1978)
As an accountant/payroll supervisor, my duties included work on financial statements,
supervision of two payroll clerks, and designing (with others) and implementing a more
sophisticated computerized payroll system.