Janell Blazovich

Associate Professor, Accounting

blaz7322@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-5434

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 314
St. Paul, MN 55105

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

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Janell L. Blazovich is an assistant 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. Blazovich also earned the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation in 1994.

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.

Blazovich teaches introduction to financial accounting and managerial accounting at the undergraduate level.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 210 - 08 Intro to Financial Accounting M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 236
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 42617
This course introduces the financial accounting cycle; the four primary financial statements for U.S. corporations; basic accounting, valuation, and disclosure requirements for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses; and financial statement analysis. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Schedule Details

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ACCT 314 - 02 Tax Accounting M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 236
Description of course Tax Accounting : CRN: 42637
A study of the principles of business taxation. This course will deal primarily with the federal tax laws as they apply to sole proprietorships, corporations, and partnerships. Additional topics will include MACRS, ACRS, property transactions, and the corporate AMT. Tax research will be integrated throughout the course. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in ACCT 210, junior standing.

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 605 - 111 Managerial Accounting - T - R - - - 1330 - 1500 SCH 127
Description of course Managerial Accounting : CRN: 21899
This course is designed to give students an understanding of how cost information is used in planning, decision-making, and performance evaluation. Topics include, but are not limited to, cost allocation including Activity-Based Costing, contribution margin analysis, budgeting and performance evaluation. Ethical aspects of managerial accounting are included. -- Prerequisite: ACCT601

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ACCT 605 - 112 Managerial Accounting - T - R - - - 1515 - 1645 SCH 127
Description of course Managerial Accounting : CRN: 21900
This course is designed to give students an understanding of how cost information is used in planning, decision-making, and performance evaluation. Topics include, but are not limited to, cost allocation including Activity-Based Costing, contribution margin analysis, budgeting and performance evaluation. Ethical aspects of managerial accounting are included. -- Prerequisite: ACCT601

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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
  • Team Performance Management, Reviewer
  • AAA - American Accounting Association,
  • Accounting Behavioral Organization, Reviewer
  • Journal of Business Ethics, Reviewer

Public Service
  • Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Parent Teacher Student Organization, Officer, Treasurer

Publications
  • Blazovich, J. (forthcoming). Creating an executive compensation plan: A corporate tax planning case. Issues in Accounting Education,
  • Blazovich, J., Smith, L. M., & Smith, K. T. (forthcoming). Employee friendly companies and work life balance: Is there an impact on financial performance and risk level?. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict,
  • 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 PolicyJournal of Accounting Ethics and Public Policy, (15)(2), pp. 258-298
  • Blazovich, J. (2013). Team identity and performance-based compensation effects on performance. Team Performance Management, (19)(3/4), pp. 153-184
  • Blazovich, J., Taken-Smith, K., & Murphy-Smith, L. (2013). An examination of financial performance and risk of environmentally friendly green companies. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, (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
  • American Accounting Association Southwest Region, 2005

Presentations