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Mary Malina | Associate Professor of Accounting

Mary Malina, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Courses Taught

  • ACCT 2220, Managerial Accounting
  • BUSN 6550, Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Performance measurement, subjectivity in performance evaluation, field studies

Professional History

Academic Experience:

  • Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver, 2014 - present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver, 2007 - 2014
  • Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
  • Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Visiting Academic, University of Melbourne

Professional Experience:

  • Cost Analyst, Boehringer Mannheim Corporation
  • Financial Accountant, Blue Cross Blue Shield


  • PhD in Accounting, University of Colorado Boulder
  • MBA, Butler University
  • BBA, Accounting Major, Saint Mary's College


  • Malina, M.A. and F. H. Selto.  Behavioral economic nudges and performance measurement models.  Forthcoming in Journal of Management Accounting Research.
  • Burns, J., K. J. Euske, and M. A. Malina. (2014). Debating diversity in management accounting research.  Advances in Management Accounting 24: 39-59.
  • Euske, K.J. and M. A. Malina. (2013). Transfer of performance measurement innovations across economic sectors.  Advances in Management Accounting 22: 25-42.
  • Malina, M. A. (2013). The evolution of a balanced scorecard. Journal of Applied Business Research 29(3): 901-912.
  • Euske, K.J., J. W. Hesford, and M. A. Malina. (2011). A social network analysis of the literature on management controlJournal of Management Accounting Research 23(1): 259-283.
  • Malina, M. A., H. S. O. Norreklit, and F. H. Selto. (2011). Lessons learned: Advantages and disadvantages of mixed method research. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management 8(1): 59-71.
  • Johnston, Derek and Mary A. Malina. Managing Sexual Orientation Diversity: The Impact on Firm Value. Group & Organization Management. 33 (2008): 602-625.
  • Malina, Mary A., Hanne Norreklit, and Frank H. Selto. Relations Among Measures, Result Control and Performance Measurement Models. Contemporary Accounting Research. 24 (2007): 935-982.
  • Abernethy, Margaret, Malcolm Horne, Anne Lillis, Mary A. Malina, and Frank H. Selto. A Multi-method Approach to Building Causal Performance Maps from Expert Knowledge. Management Accounting Research 16 (2005): 135-155.
  • Euske, K.J. and Mary A. Malina. The Pyramid of Organizational Development as a Performance Measurement Model. Advances in Management Accounting 14 (2005): 88-97.
  • Malina, Mary A. and Frank H. Selto. Choice and Change of Measures in Performance Measurement Models. Management Accounting Research 15 (2004): 441-60.
  • Malina, Mary A. and Frank H. Selto. Communicating and Controlling Strategy: An Empirical Study of the Effectiveness of the Balanced Scorecard. Journal of Management Accounting Research 13 (2001): 47-90.

Achievements and Honors

  • Editor, Advances in Management Accounting, 2014 - present
  • 2012 Outstanding Paper, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management
  • Best Paper of 2005, Management Accounting Research

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