Brian Shapiro

Full Professor, Accounting

bpshapiro@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-5086

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 304
St. Paul, MN 55105

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Minnesota
B.A., Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Latin, University of Minnesota

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Brian Shapiro is a research fellow of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought. He has published in accounting, psychology and business ethics journals. His current scholarly work focuses on understanding how organizations incorporate their espoused values into their everyday practices and the consequences of this for effective enterprise risk management and ethical financial reporting. He also investigates the integration of personal and professional commitments in work, and how this integration might help organizational participants perform socially meaningful work.

Shapiro serves on the editorial boards of Accounting and the Public Interest, Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, Accounting Forum, and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 601 - 111 Financial Accounting M - W - - - - 1330 - 1500 SCH 127
Description of course Financial Accounting : CRN: 42644
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. It is a means to achieving insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and ownership and capital structure. This course covers the fundamental terminology and calculations of financial accounting and reporting, as well as the comprehension and interpretation of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. -- Prerequisite: None

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ACCT 601 - 112 Financial Accounting M - W - - - - 1515 - 1645 SCH 127
Description of course Financial Accounting : CRN: 42645
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. It is a means to achieving insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and ownership and capital structure. This course covers the fundamental terminology and calculations of financial accounting and reporting, as well as the comprehension and interpretation of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. -- Prerequisite: None

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 601 - 201 Financial Accounting M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 302
Description of course Financial Accounting : CRN: 21896
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. It is a means to achieving insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and ownership and capital structure. This course covers the fundamental terminology and calculations of financial accounting and reporting, as well as the comprehension and interpretation of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. -- Prerequisite: None

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CATH 306 - 01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profession M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 108
Description of course Christ Faith & Mgmt Profession : CRN: 20017 4 Credit Hours
What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level THEO course

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THEO 422 - 01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 108
Description of course Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn : CRN: 21451 4 Credit Hours
What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theologcial relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequsite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2014 - present)
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2007 - 2014)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2004 - 2007)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1997 - 2003)
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona, (1991 - 1997)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1984 - 1990)

Professional Memberships
  • American Accounting Association
  • Financial Executives International

Professional Service
  • Accounting Forum,
  • Accounting, Organizations and Society, Reviewer
  • Critical Perspectives on Accounting,
  • Contemporary Accounting Research, Reviewer
  • Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting,
  • Behavioral Research in Accounting, Reviewer
  • Bet Shalom Congregation,
  • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Reviewer
  • AAA - American Accounting Association - Public Interest Section, Reviewer

Publications
  • Shapiro, B. P., & Naughton, M. J. (forthcoming). The expression of espoused humanizing values in organizational practice: A conceptual framework and case study. Journal of Business Ethics,
  • Shapiro, B. P., & Naughton, M. J. (2013). Toward an integrated vision of undergraduate liberal and accounting education in the public interest: The holistic development of persons and institutions. Accounting and the Public Interest, (13)(1), pp. 14-38
  • Shapiro, B. P., Cohen, N. M., & Naughton, M. J. (2012). Leviticus on how to make and distribute profit. Society and Business Review, (8)(1), pp. 45-54
  • Shapiro, B. P. (2009). A comparative analysis of theological and critical perspectives on emancipatory praxis through accounting. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, (20)(8), pp. 944-955
  • Shapiro, B. P., & Matson, D. M. (2008). Strategies of resistance to internal control regulation. Accounting Organizations and Society, (33), pp. 199-228
  • Shapiro, B. P. (2006). Accounting science's contribution to the corporate governance and executive accountability problem. Accounting and the Public Interest, (6), pp. 51-69
  • Shapiro, B. P. (2005). Thematized selective disclosure. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, (16), pp. 299-326
  • Shapiro, B. P., Schatzberg, J., Sevcik, G., Thorne, L., & Wallace, S. (2005). A re-examination of behavior in experimental audit markets: The effects of moral reasoning and economic incentives on auditor reporting and fees. Contemporary Accounting Research, (22)(1), pp. 229-264
  • Anctil, R. M., Dickhaut, J., Kanodia, C., & Shapiro, B. P. (2004). Information transparency and coordination failure: Theory and experiment. Journal of Accounting Research, (42)(2), pp. 159-195
  • Shapiro, B. P., & Baker, C. (2003). Information technology and the social construction of information privacy: Reply. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, (22), pp. 287-290
  • Shapiro, B. P. (2002). Rash words, insincere assurances, uncertain promises: Verifying employers' intentions in labor contracts. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, (13), pp. 63-88

Books and Chapters
  • Shapiro, B. P. (2003). Curriculum Transformation and Disability: Implementing Universal Design in Higher Education. Technology transformation and universally accessible web tables (pp. 265-284.). Minneapolis, MN: Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy.

Research Interests
  • Accounting
  • Business Education
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
  • Governance

Awards and Honors
  • McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics, 2003

Presentations