Stacey Whitecotton

School of Accountancy
BA 223J
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3606

Biography

Professor Stacey Whitecotton is an associate professor in the School of Accountancy in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She previously served as the Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, where she managed W. P. Carey’s diverse portfolio of graduate programs, including their top-ranked MBA program.

Professor Whitecotton teaches managerial accounting and ethics for professional accountants.  She has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.   She is also the lead author of a Managerial Accounting textbook that is used by students at ASU and other universities around the country.  

Professor Whitecotton’s research interests center around the use of organizational incentives and decision aids to improve the decision-making behavior of financial analysts, managers, and auditors. Her research has been published in The Accounting Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and The Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Oklahoma 1993
  • M.S. University of Oklahoma 1992
  • B.A. Texas Tech University 1988

Publications

  • "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.

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 360Ethics for Prof Accountants
ACC 503Managerial Accounting
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 503Managerial Accounting
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 503Managerial Accounting
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 503Managerial Accounting
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 503Managerial Accounting
MGT 590Reading and Conference
MGT 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 503Managerial Accounting
ACC 590Reading and Conference
MGT 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 503Managerial Accounting
MGT 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 503Managerial Accounting
MGT 590Reading and Conference
MGT 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 595Continuing Registration

Honors/Awards

  • School of Accountancy and Information Management Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1999
  • John W. Teets Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 2001

Editorships

Associate Editor

  • Advances in Accounting, 2002-2003

 Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • The Accounting Review
  • Journal of Behavior Decision Making
  • Decision Sciences

Service

  • AAA Publications Committee, 2004-2007

Work History

<p>Arizona State University: 2000-present. Previous Appointments: University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Oklahoma</p>