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Sharon Bruns
Professor, Accounting

Sharon Bruns

404 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




PhD in Accounting, Georgia State University
MPH in Health Care Management, Harvard University
MPA in Accounting, Georgia State University
BA in Broadcast Journalism, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Bruns has research and teaching interests in healthcare management and financial control of healthcare organizations. She has also conducted research on EEC company law harmonization, consolidation of finance subsidiaries, and the use of management information.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Bruns’ research in Europe for Arthur Young led to the 1984 publication of The Seventh Directive: Consolidated Accounts in Europe.

Services to the Profession

Professor Bruns is a member of the American Accounting Association.


Selected Publications

Bruns, S., Zhang, Y., Jackson, C. (2012). Designing an effective peer-reporting system. Management Accounting Quarterly, Spring 2012.

Bruns, S., Rupert, T., Zhang, Y. (2011). Effects of Converting Student Evaluations of Teaching from Paper to On-line Administration. Advances in Accounting Education, 12, 167-192.

Bruns, S., Bruns, W. (2011). Beyond Problems and Cases: Discussion Materials for Accounting in Executive Programs. Journal of Executive Education, 2010.

Bruns, S., Jackson, C., Malgwi, C. (2011). A Survey of the Supply and Scholarly Productivity of Minority Accounting Faculty. Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy.

Jackson, C., Bruns, S. (2011). A New Strategy for Cultivating Diversity. The CPA Journal.


Selected Presentations

Bruns, Sharon, Rupert, Timothy, Zhang, Yue, NEAMERICAN Accounting Association Regional Meeting, "Effects of Converting Student Evaluations of Teaching from Paper to Online Administration,” American Accounting Association, Burlington, VT. (October 2010).

Bruns, William (Presenter & Author), Bruns, Sharon (Author Only), 2nd Annual Symposium on Executive Education, "Beyond Problems and Cases: Discussion Materials for Accounting in Executive Programs,” Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA. (June 3, 2010).

Bruns, S. (Author Only), Jackson, C. (Presenter & Author), AAA Diversity Section Annual Meeting, "A New Strategy for Cultivating Diversity," American Accounting Association, Atlanta, GA.

Falsetta, D. (Presenter & Author), Bruns, S. (Author Only), Rupert, T. (Presenter & Author), American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting, "Integrating Tax and Financial Accounting: Three Exercises for Use in Tax and Financial Accounting Classes," American Taxation Association, San Antonio, TX.

Hertenstein, J., Bruns, S., Platt, M., Management Accounting Research Conference, "A Field Research Study Exploring the Relationships Among Factors in New Product Development and the Success of New Products.," Management Accounting Section, AAA, Fort Worth, TX.