Lisa Gaynor

Lisa Gaynor

Associate Professor
Room: BSN 3322
Phone: (813) 974-6566
Fax: (813) 974-6528

An associate professor in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy, Lisa Gaynor's primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of auditing and financial accounting. She currently teaches intermediate financial accounting at the undergraduate level, and the integrative (capstone) seminar in the master's program, and the auditing seminar in the doctoral program.

Her general research interests are in the broad areas of financial statement auditing and corporate governance. More specifically, her research examines how individuals' (e.g., investors', auditors', or audit committee members') judgments and behavior may be affected by rules and regulations related to independence, fraud, fair values, and disclosures. Academic journals such as The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations & Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education have published her work.

Gaynor earned her PhD from the University of Texas – Austin, an MBA from the University of Miami, and a BS from the University of Florida. A Certified Public Accountant, Gaynor taught at Georgetown University and Florida State University prior to joining USF in 2006. Prior to entering academia, she served in roles such as controller, director of finance, auditor, and tax accountant for both public and private industries.


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