Accounting & Legal Studies
Perdue Hall

Accounting & Legal Studies


Kenneth J. Smith, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFM

Trice, Geary & Myers Professor of Accounting and Chair
D.B.A. George Washington University
M.B.A. Loyola College
B.S. Towson State University
(410) 548-5563


  • Accounting pedagogical issues
  • Behavioral accounting issues
  • Managerial cost control
  • Taxation of Investment

Selected Publications

  • An Assessment of the Contribution of Stress Arousal to the Beyond the Role Stress Model, to appear in Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, with J.A. Davy and G.S. Everly.
  • An Assessment of the Construct Distinctiveness of Stress Arousal and Burnout, Psychological Reports, Vol. 99, 2006, with J.A. Davy and G.S.Everly, Jr.
  • "An Examination of the Characteristics of College Endowment Funds," The Journal of Investing, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2006, with G.T. Haight and G. Engler.
  • An Exploratory Study of Organizational Structures and Processes at AACSB Member Schools, Journal of Education for Business, January/February 2005, with G.C. Rubenson.
  • College Endowment Funds: Who Is In Charge? Business Forum, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2004, with G.T. Haight and G. Engler.
  • An Examination Cheating and its Antecedents among Marketing and Management             Majors, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2004, with J.A. Davy and D.S. Easterling.
  • An Examination of the Antecedents of Cheating Among Finance Students, Journal of Financial Education, Summer 2003, with D.M. Ervin and J.A. Davy.
  • A Comparative Study of the Antecedents of Cheating Among, Accounting, Finance, and   Marketing/Management Majors, Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2003, with J.A. Davy and D.L. Rosenberg.
  • An Illustrated Primer on Options and Futures, Derivatives Risk Management               Service, August 2002, with J.D. Quinn.
  • Enterprise Risk Management and the Emerging Role of the Chief Risk Officer,                Derivatives Risk Management Service, March 2002, with G.T. Haight.
  • Institutional Characteristics and CPA Exam Pass Rates, Accounting Enquiries, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2002, with D.N. Laband and A.G. Schick.
  • Using Self-Directed Teams to Achieve Quality Education: An Illustrative Matrix Model Business School Structure, Journal of Education for Business, March/April 2002, with G.C. Rubenson and R.F. Bebee.
  • A Structural Modeling Investigation of the Influence of Demographic and Attitudinal Factors and In-Class Deterrents on Cheating Behaviors Among Accounting Majors, Journal of Accounting Education, Winter 2002, with J.A. Davy, D.L. Rosenberg, and G.T. Haight.

Honors and Awards

Professional Affiliations

  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma


  • 1998 Frank Blacklock Award - Outstanding Maryland Accounting Educator
  • 1992 Professor of the Year, Towson University
  • 1991 "The Students Choice" - Towson University Accounting Teacher of the Year
  • 1989 Outstanding contributor Award, the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • 1989 Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Towson State University