Jeff Shields, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Ramsey Library 241, CPO 1850


Office Hours

  • Tue: 

    • 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Thu: 

    • 1 - 2 p.m.
By appointment.

Dr. Shields’ teaching interests are in cost and management accounting. He has taught courses that include cost accounting, management accounting, introductory financial accounting, and management control systems. His research interests are in the use of management accounting information by small businesses in making business decisions (e.g., cost management, revenue management, seasonality, and sustainability). He has published papers in journals such as Accounting, Organizations, and Society; Advances in Management Accounting; Behavioral Research in Accounting; Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship; Journal of Small Business Strategy; Small Business Institute Journal; The CPA Journal.He is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Small Business Institute. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Small Business Strategy and The Small Business Institute Journal. Dr. Shields was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate student.


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh (Major: Accounting / Minor: Cognitive Social Psychology)
  • M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. in Psychology, Washington State University

Courses Taught

  • ACCT 215 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 216 - Principles of Accounting II
  • ACCT 317 - Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 320 - Communications Lab