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Susan Convery

Fixed-Term Faculty
Department: Accounting and Information Systems
North Business Building
632 Bogue St Rm N270
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 355-7486
  • Biography
    Susan Convery is an Emeritus fixed-term faculty member who continues to teach the government and not-for-profit accounting course.  She previously taught intermediate financial accounting and principles of management accounting courses.  She is also an Emeritus Professor from Eastern Michigan University where she was department head for six years. Professor Convery earned her PhD (1990) and BA (1973) from Michigan State University and her MS in Accounting (1979) from EMU. She is a CPA (Michigan, 1981, registered) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA, 2009). She has served as the American Accounting Association (AAA) representative to the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council, President of the AAA's Government and Nonprofit Section, Chair of the Nonprofit Committee and Board member of the Michigan Association of CPAs. She is the author of Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting and Auditing: An Active-Learning Workbook by Cambridge Business Publishers, Gatsby Manufacturing, Inc,: A Managerial Accounting Project, and Using Excel for Business Decisions both by Armond Dalton Publishers. Professor Convery has presented at professional accounting conferences and published on the topics of government and not-for-profit accounting (some under her former name Kattelus).
  • Education
    Ph. D. Accounting 1990, Michigan State University
    M. S. Accounting 1979, Eastern Michigan University
    B. A. Business Administration 1973, MIchigan State University
  • Publications
    K. Kopka, L. Mahoney, S. Convery, W. LaGore. (2014) An Examination of Strategic Alliances and Corporate Social Responsibility. 2014. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, Vol. 18:109-130..
    Convery, S., A. Farrell, S. Krische, and K. Sedatole. (2013). How to Help Employees Better Value Stock Options as Compensation. Journal of Financial Planning, Vol. 26, No. 1 (January): 34-41.
    Convery, S. and E. Outslay. (2012). Assessing Professional Ethics in Tax: A Case on Uncertain Tax Positions. Journal of Accounting Education, Vol. 30, No. 1 (March):80-89.
    Convery, S. and A. Swaney. (2012). Analyzing Business Issues-With Excel: The Case of Superior Log Cabins, Inc. Issues in Accounting Education. Vol. 27 No. 1 (February):141-156.
    Kattelus, S., R. Cheng, J. Engstrom. (2005). The Challenges of Cross-Disciplinary Work: Accounting and Financial Reporting for Governments and Nonprofits. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. 17: Summer.
    Ward, D. R. Elder, S. Kattelus. (1994). Further Evidence on the Determinants of Municipal Audit Fees. The Accounting Review. 69 (April). 399-411.
    Wilson, E., J. Reck, S. Kattelus. (2010). Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities, 15th ed. McGraw-Hill/Irwin and 14th ed. (2007), 13th ed. (2004), 12th ed. (2001), 11th ed. (1999).
    Gregory, K., L. Mahoney, L. Thorne, and S. Convery. (2015) A Comparison of Canadian and U.S. CSR Strategic Alliances, CSR Reporting, and SCR Performance: Insights into Implicit-Explicit CSR. Journal of Business Ethics, DOI 10.1007/s10551-015-2799-6 (ISSN 0167-4544.
    A. Guess and S. Convery. (2017). Gatsby Manufacturing Inc.: A Managerial Accounting Project.  Armond Dalton Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-912503-64-6.
    Convery, S. Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting and Auditing:  An Active-Learning Workbook 2nd. ed. 2019, Cambridge Business Publishers, (as well as 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 editions). 
    Convery, S. and A. Imdieke. (2015) The Effectiveness of Governmental Accounting Standards-Setting:  The Case of Michigan Governments in Fiscal Distress. Mercatus Center, working paper published online at on November 5, 2015
  • Courses
    • ACC 202: Principles of Management Accounting
    • ACC 308: Government and Nonprofit Accounting
    • MUS 496: Your Music Business
    • ACC 300: Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • Awards
    • Richard L. Lewis Quality of Excellence Award
      2013-2014 for the Business of Music program with Dr. Keith Niblett
    • AT&T Faculty-Staff Instructional Technology Award
      2014 for use of  REAL (rooms for engaged and active learning) in ACC 308 government and nonprofit accounting.
    • ATA/Deloitte Innovations in Teaching Award 2018
      Visualizing the Forest for the Trees: Arbor Corporation's Country-by-Country Reporting with E. Outslay and S. Grabski
  • Media Mentions

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