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Stacy Chavez, CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Stacy Chavez

Research Areas

Dr. Chavez joined the Loyola accounting faculty in 2021. Her research agenda lies in the financial and social accounting areas, primarily focusing on gender diversity in the executive team, corporate social responsibility, social movements, and environmental issues. Her published work examines topics such as the association between gender and performance in the cannabis industry, and the impact of dual-class firm structures on corporate social responsibility. In addition, she and her coauthor detail the environmental accounting landscape in North America, a book chapter in a collaborative effort with colleagues around the world. Her current projects include an examination of how executive language style changes over time based on top management team gender, a qualitative analysis of the Time’s Up/MeToo movement and feminist accountability, an assessment of corporate attention to pollinator decline over changing administrations, and an interdisciplinary paper proposing a conceptual model for organizational public responses to sexual harassment in the workplace. Dr. Chavez enjoys multidisciplinary projects as well as the opportunity to collaborate with coauthors both domestically and internationally.

Academic Degrees

PhD, Texas Tech University
MAS, Northern Illinois University
BA, Florida State University

Representative Publications

Wood, D.[et al. including S. Chavez](2023) “The ChatGTP artificial intelligence chabot: How well does it answer accounting assessment questions?” Issues in Accounting Education, 1-28.

Hettler, B., Forst, A., Cordeiro, J., and Chavez, S. (2021) “Excess Insider Control and Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from Dual-Class Firms”. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 40 Issue 6.

Camors, C., Chavez, S., and Romi, A. (2020) “The cannabis industry within the U.S.: The influence of gender on cannabis policy and sales”. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Vol. 11 No. 6.

Chavez, S. L. and Romi, A. M (2021) ‘The North American Environmental Accounting Research Landscape’, in Bebbington, J., Larrinaga, C., O’Dwyer B. and Thomson, I. (ed.). Routledge Handbook of Environmental Accounting and Reporting. Routledge.

Chavez, Stacy (2019) “Gender is not a “dummy variable”: a discussion of current gender research in accounting”. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 39:2, 140-141.

Professional Memberships

American Accounting Association (AAA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR)

Honors and Awards

Loyola Student Choice Award - Dashing Debut - April 2023
Loyola CCSJ Course Development Grant - April 2023
Loyola University Ignatian Pedagogy Seminar Participant Stipend - May 2022
AAA New Faculty Consortium Nominee/Attendee - November 2021
TTU Grad School Poster Competition – 1st place Business, Finance, and Mathematics – March 2021
Rawls College of Business PhD Student Research Grant – April 2018, April 2019, January 2021
AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow - June 2020
Rawls College of Business Doctoral Student Excellence in Teaching Award - April 2020
Helen Jones DeVitt Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award – April 2012, April 2020
Texas Tech University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship – 2020/2021 academic year
Rawls College of Business Doctoral Student Excellence in Research Award - March 2019