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Lowell  Mooney - Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA, US

Lowell Mooney Lowell  Mooney

Director, Office of Graduate Programs | Georgia Southern University


Professor Mooney researches the impact of the Internet and mobile technology on business operations.



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Lowell Mooney: The Mentor Lowell Mooney recruits




Julian Lowell Mooney, Ph.D., is professor of accounting and a former director of the School of Accountancy here at Georgia Southern University. He holds a doctorate degree in accounting with a minor in management information systems from The University of Georgia. Mooney worked for several years in the information systems organization of a major telecommunications firm. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Institute of Management Accountants, and a number of other professional organizations. Mooney’s research interests are listed above. He teaches accounting principles, management accounting, and accounting information systems at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Mooney has received numerous awards for his teaching, research, and service activities, including the Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Advisor award, the Georgia Society of CPAs Outstanding Accounting Educator award, and the Georgia Southern University Bishop Award for Sustained Excellence.

Areas of Expertise (5)

The impact of the Internet and mobile technology on business operations

Management Accountancy

Information Systems


Performance evaluation systems

Accomplishments (5)

Michael W. Skinner School of Accountancy Excellence Award

2017, 2015 Award sponsored by a prominent alum to recognition faculty contributions to the program

Accounting Association Professor of the Year

2014 Co-recipient of this award selected by students enrolled in the accounting program during spring semester

Dabbs Hickman Hill & Cannon Accounting Scholar

2014 Award sponsored by a local firm to recognize and support faculty activities

Olivia Suggs Flanagan Faculty Fellowship Award for Outstanding Teaching/Research

2013 First recipient of this newly established award to recognize outstanding teaching

Forensic Accounting Appreciation Award

2012 Recognition by the School of Accountancy Forensic Accounting Advisory Board for my leadership in developing and launching the school’s forensic accounting program ten years earlier

Education (3)

The University of Georgia: Ph. D, Accounting

The University of Georgia: M.Acc., Accountancy

University of North Georgia: A.A., Business

Affiliations (4)

  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Certified Financial Manager (CFM)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Media Appearances (1)

‘Reeks of a slush fund’: Solicitor’s checking account raises questions

Atlanta Journal Constitution  


Bob Jackson, a certified fraud investigator and accounting professor at Georgia Southern University, said the existence of such an account “sets people up for questions that may be very uncomfortable.” Lowell Mooney, the chair of the state organization of accountants, said such a set up “reeks of a slush fund.”...

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Articles (3)

Your firm's mobile devices: How secure are they?

Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance

Harry R Wright Jr, J Lowell Mooney, Abbie Gail Parham

2011 Mobile communication devices are taking the world by a storm. They offer significant benefits. But when deciding whether your company can benefit from giving mobile devices to employees, it is important to think strategically. Do you have a comprehensive mobile security strategy? Do you have a well‐thought‐out set of policies and procedures in place?

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Gen Y's addiction to web 2.0: Problem or strategy?`

Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance

J Lowell Mooney, Harry R Wright Jr, Leslee N Higgins

2010 Looming on the horizon is a long‐term threat that could endanger your company's very existence. That threat is a coming shortage of workers. But there's more bad news: the employees now entering the workplace, dubbed Generation Y, will be very difficult and expensive to retain.

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The CPA exam as a postcurriculum accreditation assessment

Journal of Education for Business

Anthony G Barilla, Robert E Jackson, J Lowell Mooney

2008 Business schools often attain accreditation to demonstrate program efficacy. J. A. Marts, J. D. Baker, and J. M. Garris (1988) hypothesized that candidates from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)-accredited accounting programs perform better on the CPA exam than do candidates from non-AACSB-accredited programs. However, relatively few business schools (only 168 at the time of the present study) had separate accounting accreditation. The authors compared CPA exam performance of candidates from AACSB-accredited business-only programs with that of candidates from nonaccredited programs. The authors also compared candidate performance from programs accredited by 2 alternative business-school-accrediting organizations with nonaccredited programs. Last, the authors explored whether the 1994 CPA exam's change in format represents a regime change in pass-rate data.

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