Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross

Professor of Accounting

Accounting, Finance, & Information Systems

423 Hill


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. Michigan State University
  • MA Accounting, University of Michigan
  • BBA University of Michigan

Professional Summary

Dr. Ross has earned several awards for outstanding teaching at several universities. Her research focuses on pedagogical issues that are important for students and applied research for practitioners. Dr. Ross' research is primarily in the areas of accounting information systems and auditing and she has served as the accounting information systems chairperson for the Midwest Accounting Association Meeting. She is also actively involved in ECAIS, the European Conference on Accounting Information Systems. Dr. Ross has also presented numerous papers at regional, national and international conferences.

Courses Taught

  • ACC 240 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 241 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 356 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 456 Accounting Information Systems Implementation and Projects
  • ACC 479 Special Topics in Accounting
  • ACC 499 Three Credit Independent Study
  • ACC 501 Accounting Principles
  • ACC 592 Special Topics in Accounting
  • ACC 656 Accounting Systems Implementation and Projects

Research Interests & Projects

Financial accounting, managerial accounting and accounting information systems.

Selected Publications

Ross, B. W. & Geerts, G. (2002). Design and Evaluation of an Internet Study Tool as a Data Collection Device. Review of Business Information Systems, 6 (1), 7-16.

Ross, B. W., Geerts, G., & White, C. (2002). Stevie: A Dynamic, Between-Instructor Collaborative Internet Tool for Learning Cardinalities. Journal of Information Systems, 16 (1).

Ross, B. W., Moreland, K., & Lillie, T. (2001). Performance Measurement Services Can Enhance Analytical Procedures. CPA Journal.

Ross, B. W. & Geerts, G. (2000). The Belgian Chocolate Company: A Dynamic Data Modeling and Database Design Case for the Accounting Information Systems Class. Journal of Information Systems, 14 (1).

Ross, B. W. & Geerts, G. (in press, 2000). Delivery of Accounting Information Systems Study Tools though the Internet. Review of Business Information Systems, 4 (I).

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant