Mary has taught at the Goizueta Business School since 1996. Before beginning an academic career, she worked in public accounting, private industry and consulting. Mary's areas of specialization are financial and managerial accounting. Mary has substantial accounting and financial management experience in the real estate and construction industries. She also has interests in financial reporting, earnings management, financial planning, business valuation and personal financial planning related issues. Mary has consulted with and made presentations to senior executives of privately held companies in the Atlanta area, primarily on accounting and financial management related topics. She has developed and taught education programs on financial management related topics for executives in the real estate and construction industries.