Mendoza School of Business

Sandra Vera-Munoz

Deloitte Foundation Department Chair of Accountancy and Associate Professor
  102C Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Awards

Sandra C. Vera-Muñoz is the Deloitte Foundation Accountancy Department Chair. She currently teaches Sustainability Accounting and Reporting and Impact Invesing and Strategic Cost Management. Her research focuses on climate risk disclosures and assurance, and judgment and decision making. She received a B.B.A. (Accounting) from the University of Puerto Rico, an MBA from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. (Accounting) from the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation on accounting knowledge and opportunity costs was honored with the AAA/ABO Outstanding Dissertation Award.

She has published in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and the Journal of Business Ethics, among others. She served on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research, among others. She has also served on the AAA/Grant Thornton Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee, the AAA/Publications Committee, the New Faculty Consortium Planning Committee, and as a faculty liaison with KPMG. At Notre Dame, Sandra serves on the Department Chairs Advisory Group and the Building Bridges Mentoring Program, and has served in the Ryan Ethics Chair Search Committee and the Sustainability Strategy Standing Committee.

BBA, University of Puerto Rico
MBA, Penn State University
C.P.A., State of Texas
Ph D, University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Expertise
Corporate environmental disclosures
Assurance on sustainability disclosures
Judgment and decision making

Editorial Boards
Ad Hoc Reviewer
Accounting Horizons

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Advances in Accounting Education

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Decision Sciences Journal

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Issues in Accounting Education

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Journal of Management Accounting Research

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Contemporary Accounting Research Conference

Ad Hoc Reviewer
The Accounting Review
August 31, 1994

Associate Editor
Journal of International Accounting Research
June 1, 2017 - June, 2020

Editorial Board Member
Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory
2014 - 2017

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Management Accounting Reseach Conference
January 5, 2017 - January 7, 2017

Editorial Board Member
Behavioral Research in Accounting
January, 2013 - December, 2015

Editorial Board Member
Advances in Accounting
2006 - 2015

Editorial Board Member
Journal of International Accounting Research
January, 2014 - December, 2014

Editorial Board Member
Contemporary Accounting Research
2010 - 2013

Editorial Board Member
The Accounting Review
April, 2003 - December, 2005

Ad Hoc Reviewer
AAA/Taiwan Accounting Association Globalization Conference
1999 - 1999

"Communicating assurance using pratitioner-customized procedures: An experiment and emerging research opportunities", (With Lisa Gaynor, William Kinney, Jr.), Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 39, 2020

"Firm-value effects of carbon emissions and carbon disclosures", (With Ella Matsumura, Rachna Prakash), The Accounting Review, 29, 2014

"Carbon Footprint Stomps on Firm Value", (With Ella Mae Matsumura, Rashna Prakash), KPMG's Global Valuation Institute, 2013

"Exploring the extent and determinants of knowledge sharing in audit engagements", (With Chee Chow, Joanna Ho), Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, 15, 2008

"Corporate governance reforms: Redefined expectations of audit committee responsibilities and effectiveness", (Reprint) Fundamentals of Corporate Governance, SAGE Publications, London, 2007

"Accountants' usage of causal business models in the presence of benchmark data: A note", (With Margaret Shackell-Dowell, Marc Buehner), Contemporary Accounting Research, 24, 2007

"Enhancing knowledge sharing in public accounting firms", (With Joanna Ho, Chee Chow), Accounting Horizons/American Accounting Association, 20, 2006

"Exploring the Openness of Information Sharing in Audits and its Main Impediments", (With Joanna Ho, Chee Chow), Accounting Research Monthly/Accounting Research & Development Foundation, August, 2002

"Commentary on The Role of Peer Relationships During CPA Firm Mergers", Behavioral Research in Accounting, 10, 1998

"One of two women faculty nominated for the Mapother Luncheon Series with Provost Tom Burish, Spring 2018", University of Notre Dame's Committee for Women and Students and Mapother Lunch Series, 2018

"Invited academician, "Dialogue Dinner"", Ernst & Young Foundation, 2012

"Honorary Inductee", Beta Alpha Psi, Department of Accountancy, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, 2012

"Honored by Notre Dame Provost Dr. Tom Burish at Notre Dame vs. Navy Football Game", Notre Dame Provost, Dr. Tom Burish, 2011

"Invited academician, Experiential Learning Development Workshop", Ernst & Young, LLP, 2007

"Featured in article published by Accounting Today", Accounting Today journal, 2006

"Invited scholar, 1st Annual Field Research in Accounting & Auditing: A North-American Focused Workshop", Queen's School of Business, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2005

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