Janet Souza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Business
Office Phone: 267-633-3325
Office Location: Rydal Executive Plaza, 318

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Bio

Educational Background

Ph.D., Business Administration – Accounting, Pennsylvania State University
MBA, Business Administration, Babson College
BSBA, Accounting, University of San Francisco

Research interests

Use of accounting information in corporate debt
Impact of accounting restatements on firms
Innovation in accounting education

Teaching interests and courses taught

Current Courses
471 - Intermediate Accounting I
403W - Auditing
432 - Accounting Information Systems

Other teaching interests:  advanced auditing, forensic accounting

Selected Publications

“Performance Sensitive Debt:  The Counterintuitive Advantages of Market Size in the Loan Industry” with Frances Fabian and Michael Kraten, presented at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (Atlanta, 2014), Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (King of Prussia, 2014) and Public Interest Section Meeting (San Diego, 2014)

“Using Games to Identify Student Aptitude for Fraud and Forensic Accounting Careers”, presented at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (Atlanta, 2014)

“The Use of Games and Competition to Encourage Critical Thinking in Auditing Courses”, presented at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (Atlanta, 2014)

Selected Awards, Grants, Patents, Other Honors

2012 University of Memphis summer research grant
2011 University of Memphis summer research grant