Marcia Weidenmier Watson

Associate Professor

office:  300 O McCool Hall
office phone:  662-325-1638
department phone:  662-325-3710
fax number:  662-325-1646

mailing address:   Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy
P.O. Box EF
Mississippi State, MS 39762

e-mail:  mwatson@cobilan.msstate.edu



Academic History
YearDegreeMajor AreaInstitution
2000Ph.D.AccountingUniversity of Texas at Austin
1991M.B.A.Information Systems Management & AccountingUniversity of Texas at Austin
1989B.B.A.AccountingCollege of William and Mary



Courses Taught
Course
Code
Course DescriptionCourse web siteSyllabusOnline Grades
ACC 3003Accounting Information Systems IClick here.  
ACC 2023Principles of Managerial AccountingClick here.  



Journal Articles
YearDescription
2012Li, Chan, Gary Peters, Vernon J. Richardson, and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2012), “The Consequences of Information Technology Control Weaknesses on Management Information Systems: The Case of Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Control Reports,” MIS Quarterly 36:1 (March).
2012Klamm, Bonnie K., Kevin Kobelsky and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2012), “Determinants of the Persistence of Internal Control Weaknesses,” forthcoming Accounting Horizons (June).
2011Klamm, Bonnie K. and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2011), “IT Control Weaknesses Undermine the Information Value Chain,” Strategic Finance 92:8 (February).
2010Watson, Marcia Weidenmier and Kevin E. Dow (2010), "Auditing Operational Compliance: The Case of Employee Long Distance Piracy," Issues in Accounting Education 25: 3(August)
2010Lehmann, Constance M., Sridhar Ramamoorti, and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2010), “Maximized Monitoring,” Internal Auditor, 67:3 (June).
2009Matherly, Michele, Marcia Weidenmier Watson, and Susan H. Ivancevich (2009), “Understanding the Benefits and Uses of Generalized Audit Software,” AIS Educator Journal 4(1).
2009Klamm, Bonnie K. and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2009), “SOX 404 Reported Internal Control Weaknesses: A Test of COSO Framework Components and Information Technology,” Journal of Information Systems, 23 (Fall)
2008Ramamoorti, Sridhar, Marcia Weidenmier Watson, and Mark Zabel (2008), “Engineering Value into Enterprise Risk Management,” Internal Auditor, 65 (October).
2007Lehman, Mark W. and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2007), “Case Study: Detecting Shell Companies with Dynamic Text Comparisons,” Journal of Forensic Accounting, VIII (June/December).
2007Lehman, Mark W., Marcia Weidenmier Watson, and Tim Jones (2007), “Flexing your Super Financial Sleuth Power,” Journal of Accountancy, 203 (June).
2007Crawford, Wil, Bonnie K. Klamm, and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2007), “Surviving Three SOX Opinions,” Strategic Finance, 88 (May).
2006Weidenmier, Marcia L. and Sridhar Ramamoorti (2006), “Research Opportunities in Information Technology and Internal Auditing,” Journal of Information Systems, 20 (Spring).
2006Ramamoorti, Sridhar and Marcia L. Weidenmier (2006), “is IT next for ERM?” Internal Auditor, 63 (April).
2005Klamm, Bonnie K. and Marcia L. Weidenmier (2005), “ERP Lockup: Planning Successful Data Jailbreaks,” Strategic Finance, 87 (July).
2005Lehman, Mark W. and Marcia L. Weidenmier (2005), “Detecting Occupational Fraud: Billing Schemes,” The CPA Journal, 75 (April).
2005Ramamoorti, Sridhar and Marcia L. Weidenmier (2005), “Does IT Really Change Everything? The Pervasive Impact of Information Technology on Internal Auditing,” New Perspectives in Healthcare Governance, Risk and Control, 24 (Spring).
2004Klamm, Bonnie K. and Marcia L. Weidenmier (2004), “Linking Business Processes and Transaction Cycles,” Journal of Information Systems, 18 (Fall).
2004Weidenmier, Marcia L. and Terri L. Herron (2004), “Selecting an Audit Software Package for Classroom Use,” Journal of Information Systems, 18 (Spring).
2003Klamm, Bonnie K. and Marcia L. Weidenmier (2003), “Great Plains Dynamics Computerized Practice Set” AAA Information Systems Section: A Compendium of Classroom Cases and Tools, available on-line (with password) at: http://aaahq.org/infosys/pubs/C3Project.htm



Presentations, Proceedings, and Other Publications
YearDescription
2011“Blackstone Valley Chiropractic Clinic: Employee Leasing and Foreign Deferred Compensation,” 2011 AAA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, August 2011.
2011 “Auditing a PCard Program,” 2011 Accounting Information Systems Educator Conference, Fort Collins, CO, June 2011.
2011 “Auditing a PCard Program,” Working paper, University of Alaska at Anchorage and Mississippi State University. 2011 AAA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting, Atlanta, GA January 2011.
2010 “Evaluating the Downstream Effects of the Two Step Transformation Toward Normality: Implications for MIS Research,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2010, St. Louis, MO, December 2010.
2010 “Blackstone Valley Chiropractic Clinic: The Case of Multidomestic Employee Leasing,” International Journal of Arts and Sciences European Conference for Academic Disciplines, Gottenehim, Germany, November 2010.
2010 “Mortgage Fraud: A Case Study in Fraud Examination,” Tenth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, HI, May 2010.
2010“The Consequences of Information Technology Control Weaknesses on Management Information Systems: The Case of Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Reports,” 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Lima, Peru, August 2010.
2010"CEO, CFO & CIO Engagement in Information Technology Management: The Disciplinary Effects of Sarbanes-Oxley Information Technology Material Weaknesses," 2010 AAA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting, Clearwater,FL, January 2010.
2009“CEO, CFO & CIO Engagement in Information Technology Management: The Disciplinary Effects of Sarbanes-Oxley Information Technology Material Weaknesses,” University of Waterloo Centre for Information Integrity & Information Systems Assurance 6th Bi-Annual Research Symposium, Toronto, Canada, October 2009.
2009"The Consequences of Poor Data Quality on Decision Making: The Case of Sarbanes-Oxley Information Technology Material Weaknesses,” 2009 AAA Annual Meeting, New York, NY, August 2009.
2009“Auditing Operational Compliance: The Case of Employee Long Distance Piracy,” 2009 Accounting Information Systems Educator Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, June 2009.
2009“Data Analytics in Healthcare: Guidance to Help Prevent Fraud, Waste, and Abuse,” 2009 Gerry Haggerty Annual Leadership Institute Meeting, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Cleveland, OH, May 2009.
2009“CEO, CFO & CIO Engagement in Information Technology Management: The Disciplinary Effects of Sarbanes-Oxley Information Technology Material Weaknesses,” Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada, April 2009.
2009“The Consequences of Poor Data Quality on Decision Making: The Case of Sarbanes-Oxley Information Technology Material Weaknesses,” 2009 AAA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting, Charleston, SC, January 2009
2009“Auditing Operational Compliance: The Case of Employee Long Distance Piracy,” 2009 AAA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting, Charleston, SC, January 2009.
2008“Sarbanes-Oxley Information Technology Material Weaknesses, the Disciplining of the Executive Leadership and the CEO/CFO Engagement in IT Management,” University of Texas at Austin, TX, November 2008.
2008“Sarbanes-Oxley Information Technology Material Weaknesses, the Disciplining of the Executive Leadership and the CEO/CFO Engagement in IT Management,” University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, November 2008.
2008"Internal Control Weaknesses and Market Liquidity," 2008 AAA Annual Meeting Research Interactive Session III, Anaheim, CA, August 2008.
2008"Examining the Impact of SOX on Continuous Auditing, " 2008 Accounting Information Systems Educator Association, Fort Collins, CO, June 2008.
2008"Internal Control Weaknesses and Market Liquidity," 2008 AAA 48th Annual Midwest Regional Meeting, Detroit, MI, March 2008.
2008"Material Weaknesses in Disclosure and Internal Controls: An Information Technology Perspective," 2008 AA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting, Redondo Beach, CA , January 2008.
2007"Examining the Impact of SOX-reported, Information Technology Internal Control Deficiencies on Firm Performance," 2007 Information Systems Educator Association, Estes Park, CO, June 2007.
2007"An Empirical Analysis of the Accounting Misstatement Generation Process, " 2007 AAA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting, Savannah, GA, January 2007.
2006"Is IT Next for ERM?" 2006 Institute of Internal Auditors' Risk and Control Conference, Palm Beach, FL, August 2006.
2006"An Empirical Analysis of the Accounting Misstatement Generation Process, " 2006 Information Systems Educator Association, Estes Park, CO, June 2006.
2006"The Manual-to-Computerized Accounting System Link: Learning Transactions and Business Processes," 2006 Information Systems Educator Association, Estes Park, CO, June 2006.
2006"Understanding the Benefits and Uses of Generalized Audit Software,” 2006 AAA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, January 2006.
2006“Assessing the Value Chain-Enterprise System Link,” (forum paper) 2006 AAA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, January 2006.
2005“Assessing the Value Chain-Enterprise System Link,” 2005 Accounting Information Systems Educator Association, Breckenridge, CO, June 2005.
2004Ramamoorti, Sridhar and Marcia L. Weidenmier (2004), “The Pervasive Impact of Information Technology on Internal Auditing (Technology Supplement to Research Opportunities in Internal Auditing),” for Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation, available at: http://www.theiia.org/research/research-reports/research-opportunities-in-internal-audit/
2003“Linking Business Processes and Transaction Cycles,” 2003 AAA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2003.
2003“Using IDEA and ACL in the Classroom,” paper forum at the 2003 AAA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting, San Diego, January 2003.
2003“Additional Evidence on the Sticky Behavior of Costs,” 2003 AAA Management Accounting Section Research and Case Conference, San Diego, CA, January 2003.



Grants, Contracts, and Funded Research
YearAmountDescription
2011$2,000ORED Cross College Research proposal for "Using the Two-Step Transformation to Normal in Healthcare Economics."
2006$3,800IMA Foundation for Applied Research. (Marcia Watson)
2003$2,500Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Research Foundation Grant. (Marcia Watson)



Work in Progress
Dow, Kevin E., B. Charlene Henderson, and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2011). “Blackstone Valley Chiropractic Clinic: Employee Leasing and Foreign Deferred Compensation.” Working paper, University of Alaska at Anchorage and Mississippi State University. Target journal: Issues in Accounting Education.
Dow, Kevin E., Marcia Weidenmier Watson, and Vincent Shea (2010), “Auditing a PCard Program.” Working paper, University of Alaska at Anchorage and Mississippi State University. Under first round review at: Issues in Accounting Education.
Templeton, Gary and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2010). “Evaluating the Downstream Effects of the Two Step Transformation Toward Normality: Implications for MIS Research.”
Dowell, Thomas D., Jr., Jang-Chul Kim, Bonnie K. Klamm, and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2009), “Internal Control Weaknesses and Market Liquidity.” North Dakota State University and Mississippi State University. Revising for second round review at: Research in Accounting Regulation.
Templeton, Gary Laurie Burney, and Marcia Weidenmier Watson (2011). “Corporate Financial Performance: Development of a Formative Construct for MIS Research.” Working paper, Missisissippi State University and Baylor University.
Masli, Adi, Vernon J. Richardson, Marcia Weidenmier Watson, and Robert Zmud (2011), “CEO and CFO Accountabilities for Information Technology Management: The Disciplinary Effects of Sarbanes-Oxley” Working paper, University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, and University of Oklahoma. Under first round review at: MIS Quarterly.



Professional Activities
YearDescription
2005-presentNewsletter Editor, AAA Information Systems Section
2007-2010Associate Editor, AIS Educator Journal
2006-2007,2010-presentEditorial Review Board, AIS Educator Journal



Honors
YearDescription
20112011 Mississippi State University College of Business Richard Puckett Notable Scholar
20112011 StatePride Award
20102010 StatePride Award
2011American Accounting Association Information Systems Section 2011 Mid-Year Meeting Award: Outstanding Education Paper
20102010 Mississippi State University College of Business Richard and Mary Puckett Notable Scholar
2010Inducted into Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College as part of the Honors Faculty Class of 2010
20092009 Mississippi State University College of Business Richard and Mary Puckett Notable Scholar
20092009 AIS Educator's Conference Outstanding Paper
2009American Accounting Information Systems Section 2009 Mid-Year Meeting Outstanding Information System Case Award
20092009 Mississippi State University College of Business Richard and Mary Puckett Notable Scholar
2008AAA Information Systems Section 2008 Outstanding Service Award
20082007/2008 Bobby P. and Barbara M. Martin Teaching Excellence at the Undergraduate Level
20072007 Certificate of Merit in the IMA Annual Paper Competition
2003AAA Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting Award: Outstanding Education Paper
1990Phi Kappa Phi
1988Beta Gamma Sigma
1987Alpha Lambda Delta, Freshman Honor Society
1987Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honor Society



Professional Certifications
YearDescription
1991Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida



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