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Stephani Mason

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  • Associate Professor
  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • (312) 362-5628
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6044
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD, Accounting, Rutgers University
MBA, Finance and Accounting, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
BS, Accounting, North Carolina A&T State University

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant


Stephani Mason is an assistant professor in the School of Accounting & MIS at the Driehaus College of Business. Mason has more than a decade of experience working in investment management at JP Morgan Investment Management, the JP Morgan Private Bank and US Trust. Her academic research interests include the impact of valuation and accounting standards, financial regulation and corporate governance on financial reporting, capital market behavior, investing/financing decisions and executive compensation.

Along with a group of well-known academics, Mason has conducted numerous research studies focused on fair value accounting and the valuation process, including a project that was awarded a grant by the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board/Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland/International Association for Accounting Education & Research Informing the IAASB Standard-Setting Process Program. In addition, she has received external grants from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and Institute of Management Accountants for her research in this area. While her academic research has been published in top journals and presented at prestigious academic conferences, she has also published papers in practitioner and educational journals, including Issues in Accounting Education, Accounting Perspectives, Accounting in Europe, and Current Issues in Auditing.

An active member of the PhD Project Faculty Alumni Association and the American Accounting Association, Mason has served two-year terms as the planning committee co-chair for the PhD Project Accounting Doctoral Association, the diversity section of the American Accounting Association and the International Accounting section of the American Accounting Association. In addition, she presently serves on the scientific committee for the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and the Financial Management Association; has served on the program committee for the Eastern Finance Association, European Finance Association and the European Accounting Association; and is on the European Accounting Association Financial Reporting Standards committee and Financial Reporting Research Group, as well as the American Accounting Association Auditing Standards Committee. She has been an ad hoc reviewer for Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance and Managerial Auditing. Mason also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting Education. Most importantly, Mason serves on the AICPA Complex Financial Instruments Task Force and National Accreditation Commission.