Mary Fischer

Mary Fischer

Title: Professor of Accounting
Department: Accounting
Building: COB 350.19
Phone: 903.566.7433


  • Ph.D. University of Connecticut
  • M.A. University of Connecticut
  • B.B.A. University of Connecticut


Mary L. Fischer currently serves as a full professor in Accounting for the Soules College of Business. Dr. Fischer has published over fifty research papers regarding cash flow recognition, financial accounting, accounting education, auditing and financial management of not-for-profit organizations and is a frequent local and national seminar speaker regarding FASB and GASB GAAP Updates. She produced a weekly accounting tutorial that is posted on the World Wide Web and is the co-author of an advanced accounting text published by Wiley Publication.

Her research has appeared in Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, Internal Auditing, Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, the Journal of Accounting Education, and the Government Accounting Journal, among other journals. She has presented papers at numerous conferences, including the American Accounting Association, Decision Science Institute and Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

Dr. Fischer is the past president of Southwest Decision Science Institute, Southwest American Accounting Association, American Accounting Association Government and Nonprofit Section. She is also the past president of the Federation of Business Disciplines, an organization of business school faculty with over 5,000 members throughout the Southwestern United States. Dr. Fischer serves as an advisor to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Government Accounting Standards Board, and an array of not-for-profit organizations nationwide.

Dr. Fischer was awarded the UT Tyler President’s Scholarly Achievement. She was named the 2009 outstanding accounting educator by the East Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2002 and the Southwestern American Accounting Association in 2003. She was awarded the Daniel D. Robinson and the Professional Development and Scholarship awards by the National Association of College and University Business Officers for her outstanding contributions to the college and university national sector. She is a Certified Government Financial Manager and member of the East Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Teaching  and Research Interests:

  • Financial accounting recognition and reporting
  • Nonprofit organization financial management
  • Non-financial operating measures
Curriculum Vitae