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Maggie Knight, DBA, CPA, CGMA

Director, Master of Accounting Program

Associate Professor

Maggie Knight

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Heider College of Business
Accounting and Business Intelligence & Analytics - Business
Graduate School
Accounting (Master of Accounting)
HARP - Harper Center for Student Life & Learn

Maggie Knight, DBA, CPA, CGMA

Director, Master of Accounting Program

Associate Professor

Maggie Knight is currently an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Heider College of Business and Director of the Master of Accounting Program. She earned her doctorate at Creighton University in 2018, and has an interest in behavioral accounting research, particularly burnout and alternative work arrangements in public accounting. Up until August 2016, she served as the chief financial officer for the primary and specialty care networks of physicians in CHI Health, serving over 800 providers and 140 locations. Maggie originally joined CHI Health in 2008 as the System Controller, where she oversaw accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, financial analysis, capital planning, benchmarking, and decision support/cost accounting for the health system.  Prior to her time with CHI Health, Maggie spent seven years in public accounting with KPMG, where she served healthcare clients throughout the Midwest. 

Research Focus

Burnout in public accounting
Alternative work arrangements in public accounting
Mission and pedagogy in Jesuit business schools
 

Department

Accounting and Business Intelligence & Analytics

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Issues in Accounting Education
    Knight, M. E., Hermanson, D. R. (2021). Integrating Professionally Oriented Faculty: Views of Professionally Oriented Faculty, Tenure-Track Faculty, and Administrators. Issues in Accounting Education, Online Early. 2021
  • Issues in Accounting Education
    Knight, M. E., Taylor, R. M. (2021). A Word of Caution to Students: Public Accountant Perceptions of Alternative Work Arrangements. Issues in Accounting Education, Online Early.
    36 (3), p. 29-47 2021
  • Online Learning
    Bishop-Monroe, R., Di Paolo Harrison, B. M., Knight, M. E., Corritore, C., Rybarczyk, B., York, A. S. (2021). Preparing Doctoral Students to Teach in an Increasingly Virtual World: A Response to COVID-19 and Beyond. Online Learning, 25(1), 166-181.
    25, p. 166-181 2021
  • Issues in Accounting Education
    Lux, D., Knight, M. E. (2021). Fighting Fire with Fire: Using Excel Macros to Combat Academic Dishonesty in Excel Projects. Issues in Accounting Education, 36 (1), 23-34.
    36, p. 23-34 2021
  • Journal of Managerial Issues
    Weinberger, A., Austin, R., Knight, M. E. (Forthcoming). Customer Orientation: Help or Hindrance to Alternative Work Arrangement Initiatives in Accounting? Journal of Managerial Issues. -0001
  • Global Journal of Accounting and Finance.
    Knight, M. E., Cooper, M. L., Law, D. W. Exhaustion and Job Performance in Public Accounting: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction. Global Journal of Accounting and Finance.
    5 (1), p. 135-151 -0001
  • Journal of Economic Insight
    Briggs, K., Knight, M., Mueller-Fichepain, D. (Forthcoming). The Linder Hypothesis and Trade of Intellectual Property Services. Journal of Economic Insight.
    47(2), p. 27-52 -0001
  • Accounting Education
    A Review of Lecture Capture Research in Business Education, with Missy Ling (revise and resubmit with Accounting Education). -0001
  • Measuring Data Literacy, with R. Nath and J. Kirby. -0001
  • Career Aspiration Impacts on Alternative Work Arrangement Perceptions and Decisions, with A. Weinberger and R. Austin. -0001
  • Exploring Utilization and Preferences of Alternative Work Arrangements in Public Accounting, with J. McGowan. -0001
  • Journal of Accounting Education
    U.S. Research-Focused Nontraditional Doctoral Accounting Programs: A Status Update, with D. Hermanson, D. Boyle, and J. Eckroth.
    58, p. 100763 -0001
  • Student Outcomes in Nontraditional Doctoral Accounting Programs, with D. Hermanson, D. Boyle, and J. Eckroth. -0001
  • Journal of Catholic Higher Education
    Gustafson, A., Lux, D., Knight, M., Mueller-Fichepain, D., Shick, M., McCarville, M. (2020). Catholic social thought: Current state of implementation at catholic business schools. 38(2)
  • Managerial Auditing Journal
    Cooper, M. L., Knight, M. E., Frazier, M. L., Law, D. W. (2019). Conflict management style and exhaustion in public accounting
    34 (2), p. 118-141
  • Journal of Jesuit Business Education
    Grayson, K. C., Knight, M. E., Cooper, M. L., Purcell, T. J., Buller, P. F., Gustafson, A. (2018) Preliminary assessment of the Ignatian-centered DBA program: Building the next generation of leaders 
    9 (1), p. 109-125
  • Journal of Accountancy
    Knight, M. E., Taylor, R. M. (2020). Flexible Work Strategies for Public Accounting: Well-Designed Procedures Can Help CPA Firms Make Effective Use of Remote and Employee-Friendly Scheduling. Journal of Accountancy, February, 22-27
    February, p. 22-27

Presentations

  • Weinberger, A., Austin, R., Knight, M. E. Customer Orientation: Help or Hindrance to Alternative Work Arrangement Initiatives and Turnover Intentions in Accounting? American Accounting Association Spark: Meeting of the Regions (2021). -0001
  • Knight, M. E., Cooper, M. L., Law, D. W. Exhaustion and Job Performance in Public Accounting: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction. American Accounting Association Joint Conference and Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium of the Public Interest and Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Sections and the Canadian Alternative Accounts Conference (2021). -0001
  • Knight, M. E., Taylor, R. M. A Word of Caution to Students: Public Accountant Perceptions of Alternative Work Arrangements. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (2020). -0001
  • Knight, M. E., Lux, D. Fighting Fire with Fire: Using Excel Macros to Combat Academic Dishonesty in Excel Projects. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (2020). -0001
  • Knight, M. E. Managing Yourself and Others: Burnout and Flexibility in the Accounting Workplace. Association of Government Accountants, Lincoln, NE (2019). -0001
  • Cooper, M. L., Knight. M. E., Frazier, M. L., Law, D. L. Conflict management style and exhaustion in public accounting. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2018.
  • Gustafson, A., Lux, D., Knight, M., Mueller-Fichepain, D., Shick, M., McCarville, M. Catholic social thought at Jesuit and other catholic business schools: Current state of training for students and faculty initial report findings. 24th International Association of Jesuit Business Schools World Forum and the 2018 Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2018.
  • Knight, M. E., Cooper, M. L., Grayson, K. C., Purcell, T. J., Buller, P. F., Gustafson, A. The Jesuit DBA program: Two years into the cooperative project. 2017 Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE, 2017.
  • Knight, M. E., Taylor, R. M. The millennial impact on alternative work arrangement (AWA) support and the profile of AWA naysayers in public accounting. American Accounting Association Midwest Region Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2017.
  • Knight, M. E., Lux, D. Leveraging Excel Macros to Prevent and Detect Excel Project Cheating. American Accounting Association Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, San Francisco, CA, 2019.
  • Knight, M. E., Taylor, R. M. A Word of Caution to Students: Public Accountant Perceptions of Alternative Work Arrangements. American Accounting Association Spark Virtual Meeting, 2020.
  • Knight, M. E., Taylor, R. M. A Word of Caution to Students: Public Accountant Perceptions of Alternative Work Arrangements. American Accounting Association Joint Conference and Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium of the Public Interest and Gender Issues Worklife Balance Sections, Washington, D.C., 2020 (Conference canceled due to pandemic).
  • Briggs, K., Knight, M., Mueller-Fichepain, D. The Effect of Income and Intellectual Property Differences on Royalty and Licensing Fee Exports. Missouri Valley Economic Association Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, 2019.
  • Knight, M. E., Lux, D. Leveraging Excel Macros to Prevent and Detect Excel Project Cheating. American Accounting Association Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, San Francisco, 2019.

Awards

  • Best Paper Award
    “Exhaustion and Job Performance in Public Accounting: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction,” 2021
    American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section
  • Creighton University IGGY Award
  • Best Paper Award
    “Best Paper Award” from American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section, 2021
    American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section
  • Nebraska Society of CPAs Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
    Nebraska Society of CPAs Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, 2021
    Nebraska Society of CPAs
  • Union Pacific Research Fellowship, 2021
  • Creighton University IGGY Award, 2021
  • Best Paper from an Early Scholar Award
    “Best Paper from an Early Scholar Award” from American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section for “A Word of Caution to Students: Public Accountant Perceptions of Alternative Work Arrangements,” 2020
    American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section
  • 2020 KPMG Best Paper Award
    “2020 KPMG Best Paper Award” from American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section for “A Word of Caution to Students: Public Accountant Perceptions of Alternative Work Arrangements”
    American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section
  • Ranked 10th Internationally for Accounting Education Research in BYU Accounting Research Rankings
  • Heider Senate Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2019
  • Heider Senate Teacher of the Year, 2018
  • Heider College of Business Graduate Student of the Year, 2018
  • Heider Senate Teach of the Year Nominee, 2017
  • Creighton University Rookie of the Year Nominee, 2017
  • Recognized as Outstanding Faculty Member by Student Athletes, 2017
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Small Research Grant, 2017
  • American Accounting Association FARS Doctoral Consortium, 2017