Timothy Fogarty, PhD

Accountancy Department
Weatherhead School of Management

Timothy J. Fogarty, Ph.D., is a professor in the Accountancy Department at the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, where he is also the KPMG Peat Marwick Faculty Fellow. He has been an attorney for 30 years and a CPA for 25 years. Before coming to Weatherhead, Dr. Fogarty taught at Pennsylvania State University and North Carolina A&T State University.

Dr. Fogarty's teaching interests include accounting, auditing, income tax and the legal environment of management. He has published close to 200 articles on a wide variety of topics, in both academic and practitioner journals. He serves on the editorial boards of over 20 accounting and management journals, including several outside the U.S. He has served in several capacities at the national level for the American Accounting Association, including President of the Teaching and Curriculum Section (2005-2006), the Public Interest Section (1996-1997) and the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Sections (1999-2000). He has worked on research and educational projects for the Financial Executives Research Foundation, ACT and the AICPA. Dr. Fogarty was heavily involved with the design of the current CPA examination, and occasionally does expert testimony.

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

Recent Courses

  • Income Tax: Concepts, Skills, Planning
  • Legal Environment
  • Legal Environment for Managers
  • Accounting, Finance, and Engineering Economics
  • Legal Environment of Management

Awards and Honors

Best Accounting Paper
North American Accounting Society
Hall of Fame
American Accounting Association
President’s Award
Ohio Region of the AAA

External Appointments

Task Force Member
Common Reading Committee
Doctoral Consortium Director
American Accounting Association


Selected Publications

Zimmerman, A. B., Fogarty, T. J., Jonas, G. (2017). "Is accounting an applied discipline? An institutional theory assessment of faculty accounting-related work experience in the academic labor market." Journal of Accounting Education, 41) 33-47.

Jones, D. E., Fogarty, T. J. (2014). “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How Tax Practitioners Straddle Client Advocacy and Professional Responsibility.” Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 11(4) 286-316.

Fogarty, T. J., Jonas, G. (2013). In William Pasewark (Ed.). "Author Characteristics for Major Accounting Journals: Differences among Similarities 1989-2009." Issues in Accounting Education, 28(4) 731-757. Sarasota, Florida.

Fogarty, T. J., Jonas, G., Parker, L. M. (2013). In David Stout (Ed.). "The Medium is the Message: comparing paper-based and web-based course evaluation modalities." Journal of Accounting Education, 31(2) 177-193). Youngstown, Ohio.

Fogarty, T. J., Holder, A. (2012). "Exploring Accounting Doctoral Program Decline: Variation and the Search for Antecedents.” Issues in Accounting Education, 27(2) 373-397.

Parker, L. M., Fogarty, T. J., Sellers, R. D. (2012). "Unleashing the Technical Core: Institutional Theory and the Aftermath of Arthur Andersen."   Behavioral Research in Accounting, 24(1) 181-201.

Fogarty, T. J., Jonas, G. (2010). In M. Annissette (Ed.). "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle: Disciplinary Socialization at the American Accounting Association's Doctoral Consortium." Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 21(4) 303-317. Oxford.

Fogarty, T. J. (2003). "Appropriateness, in Management as Design." 

Fogarty, T. J. (1999). "Book Review, Personal Law, by E. Kramer." Issues in Accounting Education, 15, 149.

Grant, J. E., Fogarty, T. J. (1998). "Faculty Evaluation as a Social Dilemma: Toward a Zero-Sum Solution." Accounting Education: An International Journal, 7(3) 225-248.

Fogarty, T. J. (1998). "Book Review, International Taxation by A. Belhaoui." Research in Accounting Regulation 12.

Grant, J. E., Fogarty, T. J. (1995). "The Impact of the Actuarial Profession on Financial Reporting." Accounting Horizons.


Jimenez Andrade, J. R. (Presenter & Author), Fogarty, T. J. (Author Only)  AAA Meeting 2016, "Internal Controls for Reputational Risks: The relevance of attention", AAA, NYC. (2016).

Fogarty, T. J. (Author Only), Jonas, G. (Presenter & Author)  AAA Annual Meeting, "The Heterogeneity of Success in the Big Leagues", American Accounting Association, Denver, CO. (2011).

Fogarty, T. J. (Author Only), Jonas, G. (Presenter & Author)  AAA Ohio Regional Meeting, "The Heterogeneity of Success in the Big Leagues", American Accounting Association, Dublin, OH. (2011).

Jonas, G. (Presenter & Author), Fogarty, T. J. (Author Only)  Research Workshop, "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: Disciplinary Socialization at the American Accounting Association's Doctoral Consortium", University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC. (2009).

Fogarty, T. J.  John Carroll University Accounting Colloquium, "The State of Research on Socialization in Public Accounting Organizations", John Carroll University, (1995).

Fogarty, T. J.  Annual Meetings of the American Accounting Association, "Actuaries and Accountants: Professional Jurisdictions and Differences", AAA, (1995).

Fogarty, T. J.  1995 Ohio Regional Meetings of the American Accounting Association, "Progress in Gender Research", Ohio Regional AAA, (1995).


Doctor of Philosophy
The Pennsylvania State University
Master of Arts
Formal Organizations, Occupations
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Master of Arts
Microeconomics, Regional Taxation
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Master of Business Administration
State University of New York at Buffalo
Juris Doctorate
State University of New York at Buffalo
Bachelor of Arts
State University of New York at Buffalo

Additional Information

With over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, Timothy Fogarty, PhD, CPA, JD, professor of accountancy is among the most prolific authors of scholarly research in accounting worldwide. Fogarty focuses his research in three main areas: accounting regulation, organizations that employ and influence the work of accountants, and accounting education.

His most recent work has appeared in such journals as Research in Accounting Regulation and Accounting History. At present Fogarty serves as editor for the prestigious accounting journal Accounting and the Public Interest and as associate editor for the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.

Since his 1989 appointment to Case Western Reserve University, Fogarty has regularly received high departmental ratings on student evaluations. His courses include Income Tax: Concepts, Skills, Planning; Legal Environment for Managers – MBA; and Accounting, Finance, and Engineering Economics. In 2013, he was appointed as the Thomas A. Dickerson Faculty Fellow. Fogarty has served as a visiting professor at the University of Sydney (Australia) and senior associate dean and department chair in accountancy at Case Western Reserve.

Fogarty is a frequent conference panelist, discussant and moderator at both American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meetings and Ohio Regional AAA meetings and is currently the vice president of the AAA Education Division. He has received numerous AAA Best Paper Awards. He holds three master’s degrees in business, economics, and sociology and earned his JD degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Fogarty received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University.

Prior to his appointment at Case Western Reserve, Fogarty worked as an attorney, accountant, insurance consultant, and economist. He and his wife live on a horse farm east of Cleveland.