Janell Blazovich

Associate Professor, Accounting

blaz7322@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-5434

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 357
St. Paul, MN 55105

B.S., Accounting, Marquette University
M.S., Master of Business Taxation, University of Minnesota
Ph.D., , Texas A & M University

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Janell Blazovich is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting. She received a Ph.D. in accounting from Texas A&M University in 2008, a master of business taxation from the University of Minnesota in 1999 and a B.S. in accounting from Marquette University in 1991. She also earned the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation in 1994, although she is no longer an active CPA. She teaches introduction to financial accounting at the undergraduate level and managerial accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Blazovich's research interests include ethics, corporate social responsibility, compensation, and gender and diversity issues. She has published her research in Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, and Team Performance Management. Her research has been presented at various conferences, including the AAA Annual Meetings, the Annual Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting, the International Conference of the Allied Academies, the AAA Southwest Regional Meeting and the University of Texas Law School Ethics Symposium. Before beginning her academic career, she enjoyed a career in both public and private accounting.

Fall 2017 Courses
Fall 2017 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 210 - 06 Intro to Financial Accounting - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 230
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 42794
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. Financial accounting data provide insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and capital structure to facilitate decision making. This course introduces the primary financial statements, fundamental financial accounting terminology and calculations, as well as the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
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ACCT 210 - 08 Intro to Financial Accounting - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 230
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 42795
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. Financial accounting data provide insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and capital structure to facilitate decision making. This course introduces the primary financial statements, fundamental financial accounting terminology and calculations, as well as the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
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ACCT 210 - 10 Intro to Financial Accounting - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 230
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 42796
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. Financial accounting data provide insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and capital structure to facilitate decision making. This course introduces the primary financial statements, fundamental financial accounting terminology and calculations, as well as the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
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J-Term 2018 Courses
J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses
Spring 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 215 - 07 Managerial Accounting - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 238
Description of course Managerial Accounting : CRN: 21745
This course is designed to give students an understanding of how accounting and business information is used in planning, budgeting, decision-making, and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ACCT 210
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ACCT 215 - 08 Managerial Accounting - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 238
Description of course Managerial Accounting : CRN: 21746
This course is designed to give students an understanding of how accounting and business information is used in planning, budgeting, decision-making, and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ACCT 210
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2014 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2008 - 2014)
  • Research Assistant, Texas A & M University, College Station (2003 - 2008)
  • Visiting Instructor, Fort Lewis College, Durango (2002 - 2003)
  • Manager, Tax and Legal Services, State Tax Consulting Midwest Regional Product Leader for Payables A, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Minneapolis (1999 - 2002)
  • Manager, Association Accounting, Vail Resorts, Inc, Dillon (2002 - 2002)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Rasmussen Business College, Minnetonka (2001 - 2001)
  • Senior Auditor, The Profit Recovery Group, Regional Office, Minneapolis (1995 - 1999)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1998 - 1999)
  • Teaching Assistant / Instructor, Georgia State University, Atlanta (1995 - 1995)
  • Staff Accountant, Graves, McKenna, Lundeen & Almquist, CPAs, Edina (1992 - 1994)

Professional Service
  • AAA - American Accounting Association,

Publications
  • Grimm, S. D., & Blazovich, J. (2016). Developing student competencies: An integrated approach to a financial statement analysis project. Journal of Accounting Education, (35)(1), pp. 69-101
  • Blazovich, J., Cook, K. A., & Murphy Smith, L. (2014). Do ethical firms bridge the gender gap in CEO compensation?. Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, (15)(2), pp. 258-298
  • Blazovich, J., Huston, G. R., & Huston, J. M. (2014). Creating an executive compensation plan: A corporate tax planning case. Issues in Accounting Education, (29)(4), pp. 545-556
  • Blazovich, J., Smith, L. M., & Smith, K. T. (2014). Employee friendly companies and work life balance: Is there an impact on financial performance and risk level?. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict, (18)(2), pp. 1-13
  • Blazovich, J. (2013). Team identity and performance-based compensation effects on performance. (19)(3/4), pp. 153-184
  • Blazovich, J., Taken-Smith, K., & Smith, L. M. (2013). An examination of financial performance and risk of environmentally friendly green companies. (16)(1), pp. 121-134
  • Blazovich, J., & Smith, L. M. (2011). Ethical corporation citizenship: Does it pay?. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, (15), pp. 127-163

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Accounting
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
  • Gender and Diversity Issues
  • Compensation

Awards and Honors
  • Best Case Paper, American Accounting Association - Tax Section, 2014
  • Distinguished Paper Award, American Accounting Association Southwest Region, 2005

Presentations
  • "Writing analyst reports with revisions: Assignment with milestones to achieve learning" AAA - American Accounting Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 01, 2014
  • "Writing analyst reports with revisions: Assignment with milestones to achieve learning" American Accounting Association, Atlanta, Georgia, August 01, 2014
  • "Do gay-friendly corporate policies enhance firm performance?" OCB Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2014
  • "Reducing early abandonment of technology implementation: Can results demonstrability overshadow the time budget barrier to implementation?" Institute of Strategic and International Studies - International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Key West, Florida, March 01, 2014
  • "Do gay-friendly corporate policies enhance firm performance?" American Accounting Association - Ethics Symposium, Anaheim, California, August 01, 2013
  • "Employee-friendly companies and work life balance: Is there an impact on financial performance and risk level" AAA - American Accounting Association, Anaheim, California, August 01, 2013
  • "Do ethical firms bridge the gender gap in CEO compensation?" AAA - American Accounting Association Ethics Symposium, Washington, D.C., August 01, 2012
  • "Ethical corporate citizenship: Does it pay?" ECOA - Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, Minneapolis, MN, September 01, 2011
  • "Teaching ethics: Why, what, how?" AAA - Ethics Education Bootcamp, Denver, CO, August 01, 2011
  • "Team identity and performance-based compensation effects on performance" AAA - American Accounting Association, San Francisco, California, August 01, 2010
  • "Teaching ethics: Why, what, how?" AAA - Ethics Education Bootcamp, San Francisco, CA, August 01, 2010
  • "Ethical corporate citizenship: Does it pay?'" AAA - American Accounting Association, Atlanta, Georgia, January 01, 2004