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Margaret Shackell

Associate Professor and Director, Accounting and Business Law
School: School of Business
Phone: 607-274-1314
Office: Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise 317, Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: Accounting, Performance Measurement, Incentives, Decision Making


Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1999

M. Acc University of Waterloo, 1990

Honours B. A. University of Waterloo (Accounting), 1989


Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario), Certified Management Accountant

Courses Recently Taught

  • Accounting Analytics
  • Accounting for the Entertainment Industry
  • Accounting for the Real World
  • Auditing
  • Cost Accounting
  • Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • World of Business

Academic Appointments

2023-Present Associate Professor, Ithaca College School of Business and Director Graduate Business Programs

2022-Present Associate Professor, Ithaca College School of Business and Director MS Accounting Program

2017-2022 Assistant Professor, Ithaca College School of Business 

2007-2017 Lecturer, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.

2000-2007 Assistant Professor, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Professional Experience

1991-1993 National Professional Development Coordinator, BDO Dunwoody

1988-1989; 1990-1991 Staff Accountant, BDO Dunwoody

1985, 1986, 1987 Staff Accountant, McLean, Capin & Jamieson

Research Interests

Performance Measurement, Incentives, Decision Making, Subjectivity, Ratcheting