Diane Matson

Associate Professor, Accounting

dmmatson@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-5149

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 347
St. Paul, MN 55105

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
M.B.A., Accounting, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
B.A., Accounting, Gustavus Adolphus College

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Diane Matson teaches in the areas of financial accounting, auditing and forensic accounting. She researches in the areas of professional judgment and decision making in auditing, critical perspectives in auditing and forensic accounting. In teaching, she encourages students to "look beyond the numbers" to see what patterns and relationships may be revealed. In research, she seeks to combine theory, practice and pedagogy to create cases and articles that are useful to practitioners, academicians and students.

She has published in Accounting, Organizations and Society; the Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting; and the Journal of Forensic Accounting. She earned her Ph.D. in business administration--accounting from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2007 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2001 - 2006)
  • Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis (1997 - 2001)
  • Teaching Assistant (Doctoral Student), University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (1992 - 1997)
  • Teaching Assistant (Doctoral Student), University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (1987 - 1991)
  • Lecturer, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (1985 - 1987)
  • Accountant, Peat Marwick Mitchell, Minneapolis (1981 - 1985)
  • Teaching Associate (M.B.A Student), University of Minnesota - School of Management, Minneapolis (1979 - 1981)

Professional Memberships
  • American Accounting Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Minnesota Society of CPAs
  • Twin Cities Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Twin Cities Chapter of Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Institute of Management Accountants

Professional Service
  • Accounting Forum, Reviewer
  • American Accounting Association, Reviewer
  • Institute of Internal Auditors - Research and Standards,

Publications
  • Davis, L. R., & Matson, D. M. (2014). A river runs between them: An instructional case in professional services provided by a CPA firm. Journal of Accounting Education, (32)(4), pp. 49-57
  • Matson, D. M., & Yu, W. (2011). Dr. Sterling's disability insurance claim: A case study. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, (3)(2), pp. 417-439
  • Shapiro, B. P., & Matson, D. M. (2008). Strategies of resistance to internal control regulation. Accounting Organizations and Society, (33), pp. 199-228
  • Matson, D. M., & Coglitore, F. J. (2007). The use of computer-assisted auditing techniques in the auditing course: Further evidence. Journal of Forensic Accounting, (8), pp. 201-226
  • Matson, D. M. (2005). Accountability and evidence evaluation in two auditing tasks. Journal of Forensic Accounting, pp. 1-22

Books and Chapters
  • Matson, D. M., & Yu, W. (2013). Case Studies in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Auditing. In D. Larry Crumbley, Wilson A. LaGraize, and Christopher E. Peters (Ed.), Dr. Sterling's disability insurance claim - Case Study 6 (pp. 39-52). Chicago, IL: Wolters Kluwer CCH

Research Interests
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Fraud Detection

Awards and Honors
  • Critical Perspectives in Accounting Conference, 2005
  • American Accounting Association Midwest Meeting, 2002

Presentations