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Caroline Hartmann, DBA, CPA
Interim Department Head and Associate Professor of Accounting

  • Faculty
Accounting and Finance
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Accounting and Finance

La contabilidad habla muchos idiomas. Accounting speaks many languages.

Her journey started in Ecuador in “The Land of Eternal Spring.” For eight years Caroline Hartmann taught at the Universidad San Franciso de Quito before moving to Northeast Texas. Her knowledge extends well beyond the classroom. Prior to her academic career, she served as a Chief Financial Officer and auditor for some of the Big 6 auditing firms. Hartmann's professional experience combined with her academic background makes her an exceptional leader at A&M-Commerce.

A Conversation with Dr. Hartmann

What has been your favorite course to teach?

“Although I have taught numerous accounting courses, my favorite course to teach is the Ethics course of Accountants. Students learn to deal with unethical dilemmas that occur in real life and how to solve them. They also learn the importance of being the public watchdog and managing the ethical perceptions associated with the accounting profession.”

What do you like most about your career?

“I have been teaching accounting for 20 years both abroad and in the United States. I truly enjoy being in the classroom, getting to know my students and engaging with them. I enjoy being able to pass along my professional experiences and my knowledge as well as create everlasting professional relationships. My door is always open so students are welcome to ask questions or ask for advice.”

What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?

“Don’t miss out on all the opportunities our university has to offer! Our university offers a diverse community where the professors truly care about you and your academic success. The campus is engaging and offers many social and professional activities/clubs for you to become involved in. Take advantage of the many internships the university has to offer.”

Educational Background

  • DBA, Accounting, Kennesaw State University, 2015
  • M.S., Accounting, American University, 1995
  • BBA, International Finance and Marketing, University of Miami, 1991

Awards and Honors

  • Nominee, Faculty Senate Outstanding Service Award, 2019
  • University Scholar Award, Kennesaw University, 2015
  • Accountancy Scholar Award, Kennesaw University, 2015

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Fraud
  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, American Accounting Association (AAA)

Selected Publications

  • Hartmann, C. (2019) The Patriarch: Joseph F. Hair: Cohort 4 Speaks. In B. Babin, & M. Sarstedt (Eds), The Great Facilitator: Reflections on the Contributions of Joseph F. Hair, Jr to Marketing and Business Research (pp 49-58). Gewerbestrasse: Switzerland: Springer.
  • Hayek, C. (2018) The State of the Literature on Audit Committee Compensation and its Implications for Practice and Research. Current Issues in Auditing, 12 (2), Fall 2018, A1-A11.
  • Hayek, C., Atinc, G. (2018). Corporate Fraud: Does Board Composition Matter? Journal of Accounting and Finance, 18 (2), 10-25. (B)
  • Novicevic, R., Hayek, C., Hayek, M. (2017). Women Entrepreneurs in a Country in Transition: The Perspective of Edita Dautovic, A Woman Entrepreneur and Social Leader. Executive Interview. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 22(1), 101-108.
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