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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Pawlewicz, Robert

Academic Unit:Accounting
Position:Assistant Professor
Phone:703-993-4991
Office Location:Enterprise Hall106
Office Hours:By Appointment
Research Interests:
  • Auditing and the effect of regulation on the content
  • Investor responses to financial reports
Education:
  • PhD – Accountancy, City University of New York
  • MBA – Accountancy, Baruch College – CUNY
  • BA – Accounting, Franklin & Marshall College
Profile:

Robert J. Pawlewicz graduated with a BA in accounting from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and earned his doctorate and MBA from the City University of New York.

Pawlewicz's research interests include auditing and the effect of regulation on the content and investor responses to financial reports.  He has presented papers at numerous conferences including the American Accounting Association and Northeast Business and Economics Association annual meetings in addition to the Journal Contemporary of Accounting and Economics and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory Joint Symposium in Hong Kong.

Pawlewicz obtained his CPA license from New York State while working as an auditor and advisor for Ernst & Young LLP.

Research and Awards:

He has presented papers at numerous conferences including the American Accounting Association and Northeast Business and Economics Association annual meetings in addition to the Journal Contemporary of Accounting and Economics and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory Joint Symposium in Hong Kong.

FACULTY ACCOLADES
Had the presentation titled “Does Big 4 Consulting Impair Audit Quality?” published in the proceedings from the American Accounting Association Auditing Section Mid-Year Conference in 2015 (with coauthors Ling Lisic, Linda Myers and Timothy Seidel).

Presented the paper titled, “Do Auditor-Provided Tax Services Generate Knowledge Spillover?” at the PCAOB / JAR Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets in Washington, D.C. in October, 2014 (with coauthors Allison Koester and Preeti Choudhary).

Presented the paper titled, “The Impact of Auditor-Provided Tax Services on Tax Accrual Quality” at the 2014 American Accounting Association Auditing Section Midyear Meeting in San Antonio, Texas in February, 2014 (with coauthors).

Presented the paper titled, “Do Auditor-Provided Tax Services Impair Independence or Generate Knowledge Spillover? Evidence from Assessing Tax Accrual Quality” at the Rutgers University Accounting Seminar in New Brunswick, New Jersey in November in 2013 and at the George Mason University Accounting Research Seminar in Fairfax, Virginia in October in 2013 (with coauthors). 

Received the “Best Dissertation Award Nomination” from the American Accounting Association - Financial Accounting and Reporting Section in 2012.