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Dr. Sharon Finney

Associate Professor & Department Chair, Accounting

Office: GSBM 516A
Phone: 443-885-4775



Ph.D. Georgia State University - Accounting, 1989

M.A.S. University of Illinois - Accounting, 1974

B.S. North Carolina A&T State University - Accounting, 1973

Dr. Sharon G. Finney is Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Finance at Morgan State University. She has served in this position since August 1999. She received her B.S. degree in accounting from North Carolina A&T, a masters in accounting from the University of Illinois, and a PhD in accounting from Georgia State University.

Dr. Doe's primary areas of research include accounting students learning attitudes and teaching strategies, impact of retirement funds or incomes, diversified investments, financial accounting, and financial statement analysis.

Research Interests

Accounting education
Strategic planning implementation
Mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry
Best practices for accredited accounting programs
Organizational structure for accredited business programs


  • Finney, S. G. (2016). The Tangle of Intangible Assets and Business Combinations Related Standards: Past, Present, and Future. CPA Journal, The.
  • Arya, A., Sun, H., Chang, C., & Finney, S. G. (2011). Instructor Manual: Stock Option Backdating at Comverse Technology: Ethical, Regulatory, and Governance Issues. Journal of International Academy for Case Studies.
  • Arya, A., Sun, H., Chang, C., & Finney, S. G. (2011). Stock Option Backdating at Comverse Technology: Ethical, Regulatory and Governance Issues. Journal of International Academy for Case Studies.
  • Cheng, K. & Finney, S. G. (2009). Its Coming: M&A Under IFRS. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 21 (3), 13-18.
  • Backmon, I. R. & Finney, S. G. (2004). Cincinnati Biomedical Corporation. Journal of Accounting Case Research, 8 (1).
  • Finney, S. G. (2002). The Relationship between Aptitude, Effort and Performance in Intermediate Accounting Courses. Accounting Instructors' Report.
  • Backmon, I. R. & Finney, S. G. (1999). Characteristics of Fraudulent Reporting Firms-A Profile of Ethics Programs. Research on Accounting Ethics, 5, 77-93.
  • Finney, S. G. (1998). Reinforcing Accounting Concepts Using a Mini Business Plan. Accounting  Instructors' Report, 3-4.
  • Finney, S. G., Cooper, W., & Malone, C. (1994). Detection of Inventory Fraud. National Public Accountant, 32-34.
  • Englebrecht, T. D. & Gary, S. (1988). A New Look at the Impact of Dorn on Qualified Stock Option Freezes. CPA Journal, The.

Refereed Proceedings

Full Paper:

  • Finney, S. G. (2000). An Investigation of the Relationship between Effort and Performance in Intermediate Accounting: High GPA versus Low GPA Students. National Association of Black Accountants, Proceedings of Academic Papers at 2000 National Convention., National Association of Black

Abstract Only:

  • Backmon, I. R. & Finney, S. G. (2002). Foxcall, Inc. Proceedings of the Allied Academics Internet Conference, 4, Allied Academic Internet Conference, 54.
  • Finney, S. G. & Backmon, I. R. (2002). Cincinnati Biomedical Corporation. Southeast Case Research Association Case Workshop Program Proceedings, Southeast Case Research Association, 45.
  • Cooper, W., Malone, C., & Finney, S. G. (1998). What Educators Really Want from a Professional Meeting. Proceedings of the 1998 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, American Accounting Association.
  • Backmon, I. R. & Finney, S. G. (1997). Sincoll, Inc. Southeast Case Research Association Case Workshop Program Proceedings, SECRA.
    Presentation of Refereed Papers.