Scott Summers

Scott Summers

Andersen Foundation Professor,
Accountancy, School of
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Office: 516 TNRB
Phone: (801) 422-9790
Email: summers@byu.edu
Website: http://marriottschool.byu.edu/directory/details?id=2416

Biography

Scott L. Summers is the Andersen Foundation Alumni Professor in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University having joined the faculty in 1999. Dr. Summers is active in the accounting information systems community, having served as the AAA-IS President among other roles. He focuses on accounting information systems processing and controls, with specific expertise in database and internal control. Dr. Summers participated in the development of the COBIT 4.0 and 4.1 standards and their accompanying guidelines. Dr. Summers received his PhD from Texas A&M University. He has had his research published in many journals including: The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Information Systems, Information Science, IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, and Behavioral Research in Accounting.

Education

  • PHD, ACCOUNTING, TEXAS A + M UNIV COL STAT, 1995
  • MAcc, ACCOUNTING, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, 1990
  • BS, ACCOUNTING, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, 1990

Selected Publications

  • "Publication benchmarking data based on faculty promoted at the top 75 US accounting research institutions", Issues in Accounting Education, Edition 3, Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 647-670, American Accounting Association, 2012.    
  • "The effects of preventive and detective controls on employee performance and motivation", Contemporary Accounting Research, Edition 2, Volume 29, Issue 2, Pages 432-452, 2012.    
  • "Accounting doctoral program rankings based on research productivity of program graduates", Accounting Horizons, Edition 1, Volume 25, Issue 1, Pages 149-179, 2011.    
  • "Individual accounting faculty research rankings by topical area and methodology", Issues in Accounting Education, Edition 3, Volume 26, Issue 3, Pages 471-505, 2011.    
  • "Accounting program research rankings by topical area and methodology", Issues in Accounting Education, Edition 4, Volume 25, Issue 4, Pages 631-654, 2010.    
  • "The Application of Model Checking for Securing e-Commerce Transactions", Communications of the ACM (CACM), Volume 49, Pages 97-101, ACM, 2006.    
  • "The Application of Model Checking for Securing E-Commerce Transactions", Communications of the ACM, Volume 49, Pages 97-101, Association for Computing Machinery, 2006.    
  • "Model checking for design and assurance of e-business processes", Decision Support Systems (DSS), Volume 39, Pages 333-344, 2005.    
  • "Model checking for e-commerce control and assurance", Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cyberneti, Volume 35, Pages 445-450, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Press, 2005.    

Experience

    Professional
    • Editorial Board, Issues in Accounting Education 2012
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Information Systems 2001
    Other
    • Professor, Brigham Young University 2011
    • Member, Model Curricula Review Committee of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association 2010
    • Editorial Board, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems 2001
    • Chairman, International Academic Relations Committee of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association 2006 - 2011
    • President, Information Systems Section of the American Accounting Association 2006 - 2007

Awards

  • Best Paper - Accounting Horizons 2011 , American Accounting Association , 2012
  • Best Paper - Issues in Accounting Education 2011 , American Accounting Association , 2012
  • Best Paper - Issues in Accounting Education 2010 , American Accounting Association , 2011

Languages

  • Spanish