Lois Mahoney

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Professor of Accounting

Accounting, Finance, & Information Systems

521 Hill


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. University of Central Florida
  • MBA University of Central Florida
  • BA Michigan State University

Professional Summary

Dr. Mahoney's research is focused in the areas of ethics and accounting information systems. Dr. Mahoney has received several research awards, including the 2013 EMU College of Business Outstanding Tenured Research in the College, 2014 Best Paper Award ,at AAA Public interest Section Mid-Year Annual Meeting, Certificate of Merit Manuscript Award from the Institute of Management Accountants. She is cited as one of the Top Prolific Accounting Authors in Advances in Accounting. Dr. Mahoney is also actively involved in the American Accounting Association.

Courses Taught

  • ACC 241 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 356 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 496 Financial Management & Controllership
  • ACC 479 Special Topics in Accounting
  • ACC 510 Enterprise Systems
  • ACC 511 Accounting for e-Commerce
  • ACC 592 Special Topics in Accounting

Research Interests & Projects

Managerial accounting, accounting information systems, corporate social responsibility

Selected Publications

“The Influence of Corporate Social Responsibility on Firm Buybacks” with Daniel Brickner and William LaGore.  Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, (2021).

“An Implicit-Explicit Examining of Differences in CSR Practices between the U.S. and Europe” with William LaGore and Linda Thorne. Society and Business Review (2020).

“Directors & Corporate Social Responsibility: Joint Consideration of Director Gender and the Director’s role” with Charles Cullinan and Pamela Roush.  Social and Environmental Accountability Journal (2019).

“External CSR Rating Influences on Shareholder Voting Patterns for CSR Shareholder-Sponsored Proposals?” with Charles Cullinan and Pamela Roush.  Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting (2018).

“A Comparison of Canadian and U.S. CSR Strategic Alliances, CSR Reporting, and CSR Performance:  Insights into Implicit-Explicit CSR” with Kristen Gregory, Linda Thorne, and Susan Convery.  Journal of Business Ethics (2017).

“Are CSR Activities Associated with Shareholder Voting in Director Elections and Say-On-Pay Votes?” with Charles Cullinan and Pamela Roush. Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (2017).

“Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder Support for Corporate Governance Changes” with Charles Cullinan and Pamela Roush. Social Responsibility Journal (2017). 

“Standalone Corporate Social Responsibility Reports and Stock Market Returns” with William LaGore and Linda Thorne. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting (2015).

“Motivations for Issuing Standalone CSR Reports: A Survey of Canadian firms” with Linda Thorne and Giacomo Manetti”. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (2014). 

“A Research Note on Standalone Corporate Social Responsibility Reports: Signaling or Greenwashing?” with Linda Thorne, Lianna Cecil, and William LaGore.  Critical Perspectives on Accounting (2013).

“The Effects of Public Pressure on CSR Behavior in a Capital Market Experiencing Excessive Moral Debt” with Pamela Roush and Linda Thorne. Accounting and the Public Interest (2012).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Accounting Association
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Institute of Management Accountants