Behnaz Quigley

Behnaz Quigley (no photo)


Academic Credentials

B.A., University of Tehran
M.B.A., University of the District of Columbia
Ph.D., University of Maryland


Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

  • Business Ethical Issues in general
  • Accounting Ethical Issues in particular
  • Outsourcing
  • Human Capital Valuation

Dr. Behnaz Z. Quigley has many years of experience in higher education teaching and administration as well as consulting with small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations. With expertise in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and entrepreneurship, Dr. Quigley has been a member of Marymount’s faculty since 2002. She has made numerous presentations at international conferences, including APC (Asian Pacific), SAM (Society for Advancement of Management), and ASBBS (American Society of Business and Behavioral Science).

Dr. Quigley’s work has been published in journals like Accounting Horizons, Journal of Business and Behavioral Science, and Journal of Direct Marketing. Her recent presentations and publications include
“Gender, the Propensity for Ethical Behavior and the Bottom Line”
“Peter Principle Is Well and Alive”
“Is there a practical Model to Human Capital Valuation”
“The Consequences of Balance Sheet Related Accounting Wrongdoings”

Dr. Quigley has served as the faculty advisor of Marymount’s SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team since she started the organization in 2002. Under her leadership, the SIFE team has won in various regional competitions and has brought home several trophies.

She has been Sam Walton Fellow since 1991. In response to the invitation of some international students at Marymount, Dr. Quigley is also serving as the advisor of the newly formed “Persian Cultural Society.”

Dr. Quigley serves on the editorial boards of several refereed journals including SAM, Advanced Management Journal, and Washington Business Journal. She also serves on several advisory boards and currently chairs the Business and Industry Relations National Committee of Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). She has served for several years on the CLEP Principles of Accounting Committee of the Educational Testing Service and is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Accounting Association.



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