Sandy Welch is a professor of accounting in the UTSA College of Business. After completing her Master of Public Accountancy at UTSA, she earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. She currently serves as Vice Provost for Accountability and Institutional Effectiveness. Her primary areas of responsibility are coordination of university accreditation and the UTSA Graduation Rate Improvement Plan. She serves on a number of university committees.
Prior to her current position, Sandy served as vice provost and as associate vice provost for faculty affairs. Before joining the Provost’s office, she served in the College of Business as interim director of the Division of Accounting and Information Systems and as chair of the Department of Accounting.
Her research interests relate primarily to the various aspects of fraud. She has published fraud-related papers in numerous journals including the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, Research in Government and Non-Profit Accounting, The Journal of Computer Information Systems, The Government Accountants Journal, theJournal of the American Society of CLU and ChFC and the CPCU Journal. She is also interested in the historical perspective of accounting and the profession, and she has published historical papers in The Accounting Historians Journal, the primary accounting history journal.
Prior to joining UTSA, she taught in the public schools for a number of years and brings that teaching passion to the university classroom. At UTSA, she has taught financial accounting, auditing and forensic accounting courses. She has also published in Issues in Accounting Education and the Journal of Accounting Education.
Dr. Welch worked with both audit and tax clients for Panfeld, Edelman and Stein, a San Antonio-based CPA firm, before returning to school to pursue her doctorate. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
She is married, has two grown children and she and her husband enjoy travel and films.
- Accounting Pedagogy
“The Role of Accounting Practices in the Disempowerment of the Coahuiltecan Indians,” with S. Holmes and L. Knudson. The Accounting Historians Journal. Vol. 32, No. 2, (December 2005 ): pp. 105-144.
“An Empirical Investigation of Misappropriation Red Flags in Governments: SAS 82 and Beyond,” with C. Norman, F. Sharp and S. Holmes. Research in Government and Non-Profit Accounting. Vol. 11, (2004): pp. 163-194.
“Associations Between Internal Controls and Organizational Citizenship Behavior,” with M. Langford, S. Holmes and O. Welch. Journal of Managerial Issues. Vol. 14, No. 1, (Spring 2002): pp. 85-99.
“Developing Student Abilities to Recognize Risk Factors: A Series of Scenarios,” with C. Strand, S. Holmes and S. Judd. Issues in Accounting Education. Vol.17, No. 1, (February 2002): pp. 57-67.
“Fraud in the Governmental and Private Sectors,” with S. Holmes and J. Strawser. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management. Vol.12, No. 3, (Fall 2000): pp. 345-369.
“The Effect of Experience on Auditors’ Belief Revisions in the Defense Contract Environment,” with S. Reed, R. Strawser. Public Budgeting and Financial Management. Vol.7, No. 2, (Summer 1995): pp. 198-229.