Prior to joining Sacred Heart, Dr. Mazza was an Associate Professor of Accounting at
Fordham University (2000-2009). Before joining Fordham, she was a project manager
(1994-2000) for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Her academic experience
also includes assistant professorships at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond,
Virginia and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Dr. Mazza also has
experience in the corporate taxation area of public accounting. 

She also serves on the Board of Directors and is Audit Chair for Community Mutual Savings
Bank, a publicly traded (NASDAQ) bank in White Plains, New York. 

Degrees and Certifications: 

Ph.D. in accounting (1994) from the University of North Texas 

M.S. in Accounting (1983) from Illinois State University 

B.S. in Business Education (1979) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania 

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) 

Research Interests & Grants: Dr. Mazza’s research encompasses issues in contemporary
financial reporting, standard setting, and quality of earnings. 

Publications and Presentations: She has published numerous articles in academic and
professional journals including The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Journal of
Behavioral Finance, Journal of Accountancy, Financial Analyst’s Journal, and The Journal
of Corporate Accounting and Finance. In addition, she coauthored three Financial
Accounting Portfolios for The Bureau of National Affairs. 

Articles

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The Influence of Director Stock Ownership and Board Discussion Transparency on Financial Reporting Quality (with Jacob M. Rose, Carolyn S. Norman, and Anna M. Rose), Business Faculty Publications (2013)

Seventy-two active corporate directors participate in an experiment where management insists on aggressive recognition of...

 

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Fair Value and Entity-Specific Measurements for Asset Retirement Obligations: Effects of Incentives and Benchmarks on Earnings Management (with James E. Hunton and Ruth Ann McEwan), Business Faculty Publications (2011)

A total of 86 financial managers participated in an experiment designed to assess the reliability...

 

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The Effects of Managerial Discretion in Fair Value Accounting REgulation and Motivational Incentives to 'Go Along' with Management Analysts' Expectations and Judgments (with Ruth Ann McEwan and James E. Hunton), Business Faculty Publications (2008)

The current study examines the extent to which financial analysts expect firms to manage earnings...

 

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Financial Reporting Transparency and Earnings Management (with James E. Hunton and Robert Libby), Business Faculty Publications (2006)

Prior research indicates that greater transparency in reporting formats facilitates the detection of earnings management....

 

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SFAS 143 on Asset Retirement Obligations (with Robert H. Colson), Business Faculty Publications (2003)

Discusses an accounting legislation provision in the U.S. which concerns accounting for asset retirement obligations...

 

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Accounting for Contingencies (with Dawn W. Massey, Allen Schiff, Jonathan Schiff, and Joan L. Van Hise), Business Faculty Book Gallery (2010)

Accounting for Contingencies examines accounting for contingencies under both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S....

 

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Accounting for Contingencies (Portfolio 5165) (with Dawn W. Massey, Allen I. Schiff, Jonathan B. Schiff, and Joan Van Hise), Business Faculty Publications (2010)

Accounting for Contingencies examines accounting for contingencies under both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S....

 

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Asset Retirement Obligations (Portfolio 5143) (with Ruth Ann McEwen), Business Faculty Publications (2008)

Asset Retirement Obligations discusses the calculation, presentation, and disclosure of asset retirement obligations under FAS...

 

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Segment Reporting (Portfolio 5119) (with Allen I. Schiff and Jonathan B. Schiff), Business Faculty Publications (2006)

Segment Reporting explains and analyzes the disclosure and reporting requirements of FASB Statement of Financial...