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Long Liu James E. Groff, Ph.D., CMA
Department of Accounting

Ph.D. University of Iowa
MBA Stetson University
B.A. University of Iowa

James E. Groff holds a Ph.D. in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Iowa, an MBA from Stetson University and a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Iowa. He joined the accounting faculty at UTSA in 1988. Prior to that he had taught accounting at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Groff 's research interests are in costing and efficiency in education and healthcare, governmental financial reporting and financial markets. He has served as associate dean of the College of Business and from 2006-2015 as chair of the Department of Accounting. He is the faculty advisor for the Master of Accountancy Program. His primary teaching area is accounting information systems.

  • Cost and efficiency measurement in education and healthcare
  • Financial reporting on the Internet
  • Financial markets anomalies

Selected Publications
"Public K-12 Education as an Industrial Process--The School as a Factory," with P. Smith and T. Edmonds, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Mgt,  Vol. 22, Number 4, Winter 2010, pp. 543-560.

“Measuring Efficiency Gains from Hospital Mergers,” with Don Lien and Jiwei Su, Research in Healthcare Financial Management, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 77-90.

“Municipal Financial Reporting on the World Wide Web-A Survey of Financial Data Displayed on the Official Websites of the 100 Largest U.S. Municipalities," with Marshall Pitman, Journal of Government Financial Management, Vol. 53, No. 2, Summer 2004, pp. 20-30.

"Stochastic Dominance Analysis of Day-of-the-Week Return Patterns," with John Wingender, The Journal of Financial Research, Spring 1989, pp. 51-55.

"Uses of Indexes and Data Bases for Information Release Analysis," with Charlotte Wright, Accounting Review, January 1986.

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