Melissa Samuelson

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty
Tempe Campus
Mailcode
3606
Lincoln Center Affiliated Faculty
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3606
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3606

Biography

Melissa Samuelson joined the W. P. Carey School of Business as a clinical professor of management in 2014.

Samuelsons research focuses on incorporating consideration of culture and personal values in professional decision-making and communication, addressing issues of corruption in emerging economies, and balancing social and financial sustainability in small businesses and nongovernmental organizations. She also investigates the social impact of economic development. Her most recent research, published in Advances in Accounting, is titled, Toward resolving the debate surrounding slippery slope versus licensing behavior: The importance of individual differences in accounting ethical decision making. 

Before joining W. P. Carey, Samuelson was a graduate instructor in political science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her bachelors degree, masters degree, and PhD in political science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Samuelson has worked internationally in Afghanistan, Algeria, and Nepal, including designing and monitoring programs to train women business owners and entrepreneurs in Jordan. She is currently an ad hoc reviewer for the Thunderbird International Business Review

Education

  • PhD  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013
  • MA  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008
  • BA   University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002

 

                          

 

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Behavior and Decision-Making
  • International Corruption
  • International NGOs
  • Social Impacts of Economic Development

Publications

  • Reckers, P., & Samuelson, M. (2016). Toward resolving the debate surrounding slippery slope versus licensing behavior: The importance of individual differences in accounting ethical decision making. Advances in Accounting, 34, 1-16. doi:10.1016/j.adiac.2016.07.003

Courses

Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 360Ethics for Prof Accountants
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 360Ethics for Prof Accountants
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 360Ethics for Prof Accountants
ACC 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 360Ethics for Prof Accountants
ACC 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 360Ethics for Prof Accountants
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 360Ethics for Prof Accountants
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 360Ethics for Prof Accountants
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 360Ethics for Prof Accountants

Service

Committees:

  • University Hearing Board, Faculty Representative – Fall 2015 to Current
  • Accountancy Undergraduate Assessment Committee – Fall 2014 to Current
  • Accountancy Undergraduate Curriculum Committee – Fall 2016 to Current

Consulting

  • University Linkages Program (US Dept. of State) – Ouargla, Algeria (2011-2014)
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship in Jordan (USAID) – Amman, Jordan (2008-2010) 
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women: Afghanistan (2008-2010)
  • Afghanistan Relief Organization (ARO) – Kabul, Afghanistan – October 2003-May 2004

     

Board

  • Crisis Recovery International – Committee Chair for Project Research and Member of Consulting Board– August 2005-January 2011