Maureen Francis Mascha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting

Maureen Francis Mascha


As a CPA and a former audit manager Maureen Francis Mascha has practical experience that she brings to the classroom in her roles as coordinator of the forensic program in accounting and advisor of Beta Alpha Psi.

Research Overview

Mascha’s focus is three-fold: decision accuracy under uncertainty, specifically the effectiveness of internal controls; the effect of technology on learning outcomes; and the effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on PCAOB inspections, specifically the financial close process.

I love boxer dogs. I rescue them and consider them part of my family!

Select Publications

SOX 404(b) Audits: Evidence from Auditing the Financial Close Process of the Accounting System

PCAOB Inspections: An Analysis of Entity-Level and Application-Level Control Risk Deficiencies XBRL-enabled, Spreadsheet or PDF

Factors Influencing Exclusive User Choice if Reporting Technology

Teaching Focus

Mascha’s focus is on technology and data analysis in delivering course material. Data analysis, including learning contemporary software, is an important skill for successful placement and promotion.

Previous Roles

International Audit Manager, Fortune 500 company

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Purdue University Northwest professor receives Fulbright Award

Professor Mascha is excited to be able to bring back a different perspective. It’s crucial for Purdue Northwest students to understand the global economy and she looks forward to integrating her experience, research and first-hand knowledge into her classes.

Meet Professor Mascha

Maureen Francis Mascha


(219) 989-2512

Office Location:

Hammond, Anderson Building 301


  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Kentucky
  • MBA Systems Analysis &Design, DePaul University
  • B.S., Accounting , DePaul University

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • CPA (Illinois)
  • CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)