Michael K. Shaub

Clinical Professor


Michael K. Shaub is Clinical Professor in Mays Business School. He came to Texas A&M in 2006 from St. Mary’s University, where he was Emil Jurica Professor of Accounting. Previously he was Eminent Scholar in Accounting at the University of North Alabama. His research encompasses accounting ethics issues, including professional skepticism in auditor-client relationships and wisdom in professional decision making. Dr. Shaub received the 2012 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching (Campus Wide). He was also awarded the AFS Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching (College Level) for Mays Business School in 2010 and was the Mays Business School representative for the Center for Teaching Excellence’s “Teaching for Tomorrow” video series in 2011. He was the first two-time winner of the Ernst & Young Teaching Excellence Award (2016, 2008), and in 2008 he was both the Texas Society of CPAs’ Accounting Educator of the Year and a Texas A&M University Fish Camp Namesake.

Dr. Shaub was St. Mary’s 2003-2004 Distinguished Business Faculty Award winner and received the 2003 Faculty Research Award. He was Hillsdale College’s Professor of the Year in 1998 and received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business Administration in 1993. Beta Gamma Sigma named him one of five national Irwin Fellows in 1992. Dr. Shaub was St. Mary’s nominee for the biannual Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, a national award open to all academic disciplines, in 2004 and again in 2006.

Dr. Shaub’s articles have been published in a wide variety of journals including Behavioral Research in Accounting, Accounting Horizons, and Journal of Business Ethics. An editorial board member and reviewer for numerous accounting journals, he is the former book review editor for Issues in Accounting Education. He has taught continuing education courses for companies such as Halliburton, CenterPoint Energy, and Zachry Group.

A Texas CPA, his BBA in Accounting is from the University of Texas at Austin, and he has an MS in Oil and Gas Accounting and a PhD in Accounting from Texas Tech University.

Mike and his wife, Linda, have five children and nine grandchildren. He has also been a college basketball and football announcer at three different institutions. He is active on Twitter (@mikeshaub) and his ethics blog is at http://mays.tamu.edu/ethics.

Research Interests

Accounting ethics, professional skepticism, auditors' ethical decision making, wisdom in accounting


Title Year Type

Stuck between a rock and a hard place: The whistleblower’s dilemma

Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting

2021 Article

Understanding professional skepticism through an ethics lens: A research note

Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting

2020 Article

Building moral courage through a wisdom-focused accounting ethics course

Accounting Ethics Education: Teaching Virtues and Values

2020 Book Chapter

A Wisdom-Based Accounting Ethics Course

Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations

2017 Article

Auditing ethics

The Routledge Companion to Auditing

2014 Book Chapter

Call of duty: A framework for auditor’s ethical decisions

Accounting for the Public Interest: An International Perspective on Accounting to Society, S. Mintz, ed. Advances in Business Ethics Research: A Journal of Business Ethics Book Series

2014 Book Chapter

Tax services, consequence severity, and jurors’ assessment of auditor liability

Managerial Auditing Journal

2014 Article

Arachnophobia: A case on impairment and accounting ethics

Issues in Accounting Education

2014 Article