Johnson, Steven D
Title:
Associate Professor - Accounting
Office:
WB 136
Phone:
(801) 863-7186
Mail Code:
103
Last Updated: 8/27/14 -

Department Chair
Accounting 

School of Business                                                        
Utah Valley State College                                             
Orem, Utah 84058                                                      
(801) 863-7186
 
Education
 
            Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
                        PhD. Accounting, 1991
                        Supporting Field: Organizational Psychology/Organizational Behavior
 
            Brigham Young University
                        Master of Accountancy, 1978
                        Emphasis of Study: Tax
 
            Brigham Young University
                        Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1978
 
Teaching Experience
 
            Utah Valley State College, Associate Professor (July 2000 to Present)
                        Managerial Accounting
                        Cost Accounting
                        Management Control Systems
                        Federal Income Tax
 
            University of Lethbridge, Assistant Professor ( July 1991 to June 2000)
                        Principles of Accounting
                        Cost/Managerial Accounting
                        Behavioral Accounting
 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ph.D. Student (September 1987 – August 1990)
            Principles of Accounting
            Cost/Managerial Accounting
            Introduction to Information Systems
 
Brigham Young University (Summer 1987)
            Principles of Accounting
  
Brigham Young University – Hawaii Campus, Assistant Professor (September 1984 – August 1987 and September 1990 – June 1991)
            Principles of Accounting
            Cost/Managerial Accounting
            Income Taxes/Advanced Income Taxes
            International Accounting
 
Research
           
Publications
            “Firing Line: An Exercise to Enhance Cognitive Synthesis in the Classroom”
                        Published in Accounting Education 2(1), (1997):9-19
 
“The Impact of Organizational and Professional Differences on the Effectiveness of Management Accounting Communication” Volume 8 (1999): 71-93
Published in Advances in Management Accounting
 
“If Accounting is the Language of Business, Why Aren’t We Communicating”
Published in the UVSC School of Business Journal, Volume 1, Winter 2002
 
“Accounting Education: Perpetuating the Obsolete”
            Forthcoming in Accounting Instructors’ Report.
 
Under Review
“Continuous Improvement in the Accounting Curriculum – The Generalizability of Albrecht and Sack”
 
“Organizational and Occupational Culture and the Perception of Managerial Accounting Terms: An Exploratory Study Using Perceptual Mapping Techniques”  
 
 “A Balanced Scorecard Approach to Performance Measurement at Canada Customs and Revenue Agency”
 
Proceedings
Smith, Sheldon R., Steve Johnson, and Richard T. Henage, “How Time Value of Money Topics are Taught in Intermediate Accounting Classes,” American Accounting Association Western Region Annual Meeting Proceedings, April 2005
 
Johnson, Steve and Sheldon R. Smith “Basic Financial Statement Understanding: Research on Pedagogical Implementation,” American Accounting Association Western Region Annual Meeting Proceedings, April 2005
 
Smith, Sheldon R., Richard T. Henage, and Steve Johnson, “Family Finance for Blended Families,” American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Meeting Proceedings, 2005
 
“Teaching Time Value of Money for Accounting Applications,” Extended abstract in American Accounting Association Western Region Annual Meeting Proceedings, April 2004
 
“Continuous Improvement in the Accounting Curriculum – The Generalizability of Albrecht and Sack” Presented in American Accounting Association Western Region Annual Meeting Proceedings, April 2004
 
“Continuous Improvement in the Accounting Curriculum – The Generalizability of Albrecht and Sack” Presented in American Accounting Association Annual Meeting Proceedings, August 2004
 
“Family Finance for Blended Families” Forthcoming in the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Meeting Proceedings, 2004.
           
“Academic Accountants’ Response to ‘Time Value of Money: A Note on More Effective Teaching” by Sheldon R. Smith, Richard T. Henage, and Steve Johnson.” Presented in the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Annual Meetings Proceedings, February 2003.
 
Other Presentations
Smith, Sheldon R., Richard T. Henage, Jonathan R. Henage, and Steve Johnson, "Time Value of Money: Teaching Pedagogy in Upper-Division Cost/Managerial Accounting Classes," forthcoming presentation and proceedings at the American Accounting Association Western Region Annual Meeting, April 2006. (This paper is also under review for presentation at the AAA meeting in August)
 
Smith, Sheldon R., Richard T. Henage, Steve Johnson, and Jonathan R. Henage, "A Survey of Methods Used to Teach Time Value of Money Applications in Upper-Division Cost/Managerial Accounting Classes: Descriptive Statistics," forthcoming presentation and proceedings at the Western Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, April 2006.
 
“How Time Value of Money Topics Are Taught in Intermediate Accounting Classes,” Forum Session Presentation at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, August 2005
 
“Teaching Time Value of Money for Accounting Applications: Empirical Evidence,” Forum Session Presentation at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, August 2004
 
“Professional Accounting Exams: Perpetuating the Obsolete,” Presentation at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, November 2003
 
 Work in Progress
Case Study: Activity-Based Costing at Okanagan University College
 
Case Study: Capital Budgeting - Post Closure Reclamation Funding at the Sullivan Mine
 
“The Comparative Impact of National versus Organizational Culture on the Meaning of Commonly Used Management Accounting Terminology in a Multinational Organization”
 
“Basic Financial Statement Understanding: Research on Pedagogical Implementation” To be presented at American Accounting Association Western Region Annual Meeting & under review for presentation, American Accounting Association Annual Meeting
 
Professional and Academic Affiliations
            American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
 
            American Accounting Association
                        Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section
                        Management Accounting Section
                        Teaching and Curriculum Section
 
Relevant Work Experience
            Industry: Cost Analysis for Morton Thiokol, (1982-1984)
 
            Public Accounting: Tax Accountant, self employed (1979-1984)
 
Professional and Academic Recognition
            1991 – Teacher of the Year - Business Division, BYU-Hawaii
 
1990 – Awarded $10,000 Dissertation Research Grant by the Committee on Academic Relations of the Institute of Management Accountants
 
1988 – Nominated to Phi Kappa Phi for academic achievement in the doctoral program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 
1988 – First Place Winner of the national Beta Alpha Psi 1987-88 Graduate Manuscript Writing Contest
 
1980 – Passed the November 1980 Certified Public Accountant exam on first sitting