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

"International Comparison of Corporate Social Responsibility" with Victoria Fisher and Joseph Scazzero. Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting (forthcoming).
"Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder Support for Corporate Governance Changes" with Charles Cullinan and Pamela Roush. Social Responsibility Journal (forthcoming).
"A Comparison of Canadian and U.S. CSR Strategic Alliances, CSR Reporting, and CSR Performance: Insights into Implicit-Explicit CSR" with Linda Thorne, Kristen Gregory and Susan Convery. Journal of Business Ethics (2015)
"Standalone Corporate Social Responsibility Reports and Stock Market Returns" with William LaGore and Linda Thorne. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, 19 (2015)
"The Relationship between Firms' Corporate Social Responsibility and Formation of Alliances" with Kimberly Kopka, William Lagore and Susan Convery. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, 18 (2014).
"Motivations for Issuing Standalone CSR Reports: A Survey of Canadian Firms" with Linda Thorne and Giacomo Manetti. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. (2014).


"The Evolution in CSR Reporting: A Longitudinal Study of Canadian Firms" with Linda Thorne. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, 17 (2013).

Professional Affiliations

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