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Donald V. Moser Phd, MS

  • Professor of Business Administration
  • Lou and Myra G. Mervis Chair

Dr. Moser joined the Katz School faculty in 1986 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. He is a CPA (inactive) whose professional experience includes accounting/auditing positions with several large financial institutions. He served as the inaugural Director of the Katz School Master of Science program in Accounting and has chaired or served on most of the School’s high-level committees, including a term as the elected chair of School’s Executive Committee.

Dr. Moser’s research examines decision making in a variety of business contexts (e.g., investment decisions, tax compliance, managerial reporting, labor markets, securities markets, audit judgment, and bargaining settings). Along with several coauthors, he is the recipient of a number of research awards, including the Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature Award, the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award, the Glen McLaughin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics, and several conference best paper awards. He recently received The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring (2015) for his work with doctoral students.

Dr. Moser has served as an Area Editor for The Accounting Review and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management Accounting Research. He currently serves on the editorial boards of a number of prominent accounting journals. His publications include articles in leading accounting journals (e.g., Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review; Contemporary Accounting Research; Accounting, Organizations and Society; and the Journal of Management Accounting Research), economics journals (e.g., Journal of Labor Economics and Games and Economic Behavior) and psychology journals (e.g., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Journal of Risk and Uncertainty).

Dr. Moser teaches courses in financial reporting and financial statement analysis in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs, and research seminars in the doctoral program. He has also helped develop and deliver a variety of executive training programs. Dr. Moser is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including multiple Katz School Outstanding MBA and CBA (undergraduate) Teaching Awards and Outstanding Professor Awards from the EMBA programs in Pittsburgh, Prague and Brazil.