School of Accountancy

The School of Accountancy supports degree programs with majors in accountancy at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels.


Office: BA 223Q

Mailing Address:
Main Campus PO BOX 873606 Tempe, AZ 85287-3606

Phone: 480-965-3631

Fax: 480-965-8392


Mail Code: 3606

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Tait Rudd
Faculty Associate

Mr. Rudd has been teaching accounting and business courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels since 2008.

Maria Rykaczewski
Assistant Professor

Professor Rykaczewski's research is focused on international accounting issues. She examines the effects of regulatory environment and incentives on firms' financial reporting behavior.

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Janet Samuels
Clinical Professor

Dr. Janet Samuels examines the effects of performance measures (e.g. goals or targets) and incentives on effort and performance of individuals as well as how performance measure design influences evaluations.

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Melissa Samuelson
Clinical Associate Professor

Melissa Samuelson’s research focuses on incorporating consideration of culture and personal values in professional decision-making and communication.

Joseph Schultz
Professor Emeritus
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David Shields
Clinical Assistant Professor

David Shields has served as a college vice president and as a business school dean, as well as a professor of accounting.

Veena Srinivasan
Principal Lecturer
Dan Swenson
Associate Professor
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