Associate Professor : Accounting Department
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Terence J. Pitre joined the college faculty in 2007, where he teaches in the undergraduate program as well as the Evening and Full-time UST MBA programs. Additionally, he has taught in the professional education program. He has also taught at Western Michigan University and the University of South Carolina.
Pitre’s research focuses on how individuals process, organize and utilize information in judgment and decision making. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Behavioral Research in Accounting and the Journal of Behavioral Finance.
Pitre received his B.S. in business administration from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, his M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Tulane University and his Ph.D. in accounting from Michigan State University.more
B.S., University of Louisiana-Lafayette
M.B.A Tulane University
Ph.D. Michigan State University
Experimental research on decision making in accounting and other business contexts.
- Frequency of financial reporting
- Earnings management
- Financial disclosure
- Achilles, W. W., J. Blaskovich, and T. J. Pitre, “The Relationship Between Compensation, Motivation, and Earnings Management,” Journal of Applied Business Research (JABR) 29:2 (2013): 579-588.
- "Effects of Increased Reporting Frequency on Nonprofessional Investors’ Earnings Predictions," Behavioral Research in Accounting Journal 24:1 (2012): 91-107.
Pinsker, R., T. J. Pitre, and R. Daigle, "An Investigation of Nonprofessional Investors’ Qualitative Materiality Judgments Incorporating SEC Listed vs. Non-listed Events," Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 28:5 (2009): 446-465.
Achilles, W. W., J. Blaskovich, and T. J. Pitre, "Corporate Governance and Reporting Frequency: Hazards of More Frequent Reporting," Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control 6:2 (2008).
"Reporting Frequency and Sample Size: Effects on Prediction, Confidence Levels and Confidence Intervals," The Journal of Behavioral Finance 8:3 (2007): 154-160.
Significant Scholarly Honors
- Michigan State University, Excellence in Teaching Citation, 2003
- Departmental Doctoral Student Teaching Award, 2001-02
- KPMG Minority Fellow,1999-04
- AICPA Minority Fellow, 1999-04
- Michigan State University Minority Competitive Fellow, 1999-04
- Morten Aldrich Scholarship, Tulane University, 1992-94