Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1993; Master of Accountancy, University of Oklahoma, 1992; B.B.A., Texas Tech University, 1988
"An Effort Based Analysis of the Effects of Incentives on Decision-Aided Performance." with Janet Samuels. Under 2nd round review at Behavioral Research in Accounting.
"Effects of internal and external attributions on credibility." with Susan Havernack. Data analysis in progress. Target Journal: Behavioral Research in Accounting.
Arizona State University: 2000-present. Previous Appointments: University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Oklahoma
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
School of Accountancy and Information Management Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1999; John W. Teets Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 2001.
AAA Publications Committee, 2004-2007; Associate Editor, Advances in Accounting, 2002-2003; Ad Hoc Reviewer, The Accounting Review, Journal of Behavior Decision Making, Decision Sciences.
"Redefining Materiality: An Exercise to Restore Ethical Financial Reporting." with Govind Iyer. Advances in Accounting.
Lowe, D. J., P. M. Reckers and S. M. Whitecotton. "The Effects of Decision-Aid Use and Reliability on Jurors' Evaluations of Auditor Liability." The Accounting Review. (2002) 77: 185-202.
Kaplan, S.E., H. R. Reneau and S.M. Whitecotton. "The Effects of Predictive Ability Information, Locus of Control, and Decision Maker Involvement on Decision Aid Reliance." Journal of Behavioral Decision Making (2001) 14: 35-50.
ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.
ACC 503 - Managerial Accounting
Managerial accounting concepts and procedures for internal reporting applied to the decision making activities of the professional managers.
MGT 590 - Reading and Conference
Independent study in which a student meets regularly with a faculty member to discuss assignments. Course may include such assignments as intensive reading in a specialized area, writing a synthesis of literature on a specified topic, or writing a literature review of a topic.
MGT 595 - Continuing Registration
Used in situations where registration is necessary but where credit is not needed. Replaces arbitrary enrollment in reading and conference, research, thesis, dissertation, etc. Used by students when taking comprehensive examinations, defending theses or dissertations, or fulfilling the continuous enrollment requirement in doctoral programs. Credit is not awarded, and no grade is assigned.