Joyce A. Strawser is Dean of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, a position she has held since March 2012. Dr. Strawser joined the faculty of Seton Hall University in 1995 and has taught courses in many of the subfields of accounting, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a faculty member, Dr. Strawser earned awards for her excellence in teaching and service to students.
Dr. Strawser’s research interest relates to both financial reporting and managerial accounting issues, particularly those that have significant social consequences or policy implications. Before beginning her academic career, Dr. Strawser spent a year as a member of the research and technical activities staff at the Financial Accounting Standards Board. She worked full-time on the project on postretirement benefits other than pensions (OPEB) and was heavily involved in researching and developing staff recommendations on the accounting requirements which were subsequently incorporated into Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 106, “Employers’ Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions.”
Prior to her appointment as dean, Dr. Strawser served as the Stillman School’s Associate Dean of Undergraduate and MBA Curricula. In this role, Dr. Strawser provided oversight for all matters related to undergraduate and MBA curriculum development as well as all aspects of the School’s undergraduate and MBA assessment processes. Dr. Strawser has provided advice and counsel to business schools seeking to develop learning outcomes assessment programs and has made several conference presentations on business program outcomes assessment. She is currently a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business’s (AACSB) Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC), and she was one of 16 business school deans across the world to serve on the AACSB’s Business Accreditation Task Force (BATF), which was charged with reimagining business school accreditation. She is currently a member of the AACSB Board of Directors and Chair of the Board’s Finance and Investment Committee. Dr. Strawser is also a member of the Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma and serves as Treasurer of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA).
Dr. Strawser earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in accounting from Louisiana State University.