Evelyn McDowell
Associate Professor Email: emcdowell@rider.edu
Phone Number: (609) 895-5712
Department Name:
Accounting
Office Location:
Sweigart Hall 329

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Associate Professor
Email: 
emcdowell@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
(609) 895-5712
Department Name: 
Accounting
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Sweigart Hall 329

Research Interests: Relevance of Accounting Information and Decision Making; Tax Policy and Taxpayer Behavior; Accounting Pedagogy

Dr. McDowell joined the Rider community in 2005, and comes to Rider with extensive experience in public accounting.  She teaches the introductory financial accounting and managerial accounting courses.  Her research interests are in the relevance of accounting information and decision making, in tax policy and in taxpayer behavior.

McDowell is a recipient of the KPMG Doctoral Scholarship, and researches primarily in the areas of the effects of tax policy on decision making.   Her work has appeared in publications including Accounting Horizons, Journal of Finance and Accountancy, the American Journal of Business Education and Research in Accounting Regulation.   She is a frequent participant at meetings of the American Accounting Association, of which she is a member.   She is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs, New Jersey Society of CPAs, Institute of Internal Auditors, Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2006, Case Western Reserve University
  • Master of Accountancy, 1999, Case Western Reserve University
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1983, Baldwin-Wallace College, Business Administration

Refereed Articles

  • McDowell, E., Li, W., & Smith, P. (2013).  An Experimental Examination of U.S. Individual Donors' Information Needs and Use.  Financial Accountability & Management.
  • McDowell, E., Li, W., & Hu, M. (2012).  Effects of Financial Efficiency and Choice to Restrict Contributions on Individual Donations.  Accounting Horizons.
  • Li, W. & McDowell, E. A. (2011).  Investor Affect, Investor Status and the Influence of Analyst Reports.  Journal of Finance and Accountancy.
  • McDowell, E., Li, W., & Hu, M. (in press, 2011).  Effects of Financial Efficiency and Choice to Restrict Contributions on Individual Donations.   Accounting Horizons.
  • Li, W. & McDowell, E. A. (in press, 2011).  Investor Affect, Investor Status and the Influence of Analyst Reports.   Journal of Finance and Accountancy.
  • McDowell, E. & Sanchez, M. (2010).  How to Increase Diversity in the Profession.   CPA Journal, the (NY State Soc. of CPAs), 12-13.
  • McDowell, E. (2010).  Using Open Educational Resources to Help Students Understand The Sub-Prime Lending Crisis.   American Journal of Business Education, 3 (11), 85-91.
  • McDowell, E. & Smith, P. (2009).  Examining Tax Strategy Patents - An Analysis of Reform Measures.   ATA (American Taxation Association) Journal of Legal Tax Research.
  • McDowell, E., Li, W., & McDougal, K. (2009).  Introduction To Compilation Services As A Reinforcement Of Basic Accounting Concepts For Intermediate Accounting Student.   Journal of Business Case Studies, 5 (5), 9-18.

Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • McDowell, E. (2011).  Modifying the Balance Scorecard to Meet Expectations of Donors, Recipients, and Management.  American Accounting Association Annual Meeting Poster Session.
  • McDowell, E. (2010).  Using Open Courseware in the Accounting Classroom.   American Accounting Association Annual Meeting Poster Session.
  • McDowell, E., Li, W., & Smith, P. C. (2010).  Investigating individual donor information search: The relevance of nonprofit efficiency and nonfinancial information.   American Accounting Association - Auditing Section - Annual Meeting.
  • McDowell, E. & Li, W. (2009).  The Role of Investors' Affect in Their Use of Analyst Reports and Management Reports.   American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • McDowell, E. & Wygal, D. (2009).  An Ethics and Professionalism Project Approach Across Multiple Instructors and Section.   American Accounting Association.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
National

  • McDowell, E. (2011, August). Modifying the Balance Scorecard to Meet Expectations of Donors, Recipients, and Management.   American Accounting Association Annual Meeting Poster Session, Denver, Colorado. 
  • McDowell, E. & Johnson, R. B. (2011, August). The Anatomy of a Misrepresentation: The Systemic Under-funding of the State of New Jersey Pension Plans 2001-2007.   American Accounting Association Annual Meeting Poster Session, Denver, Colorado. 
  • O'Reilly-Allen, M., Sanchez, M. H. , & McDowell, E. A. (2011). Panel: Increasing Diversity in the Profession.   American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • McDowell, E. (2010). Using Open Courseware in the Acccounting Classroom.   American Accounting Association Annual Meeting Poster Session, San Francisco, California.
  • McDowell, E., Li, W., & Smith, P. C. (2010). Investigating Individual Donor Information Search - The Relevance of Nonprofit Efficiency and Nonfinancial Information.   ARNOVA - Assoc. for Research on Non-Profit Orgs. and Voluntary Action, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • McDowell, E., Li, W., & Smith, P. C. (2010, August). Investigating individual donor information search: The relevance of nonprofit efficiency and nonfinancial information.   American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  • McDowell, E. & Wygal, D. (2009). An Ethics and Professionalism Project Approach Across Multiple Instructors and Section.   American Accounting Association, New York, New York.
  • McDowell, E. & Sanchez, M. (2009). The State of Hispanic and African-American CPAs in America: The Paradox, The Causes, and The Possible Solutions.   American Accounting Association Annual Meeting Poster Session, New York, New York.
  • McDowell, E. & Li, W. (2009). The Role of Investors' Affect in Their Use of Analyst Reports and Management Reports.   American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers
National 

  • McDowell, E., Gordon, T., Tinkelman, D., Neely, D., & Parsons, L. (2009). Influencing Donors with the Numbers: The Use of Ratings and Ratios.   ARNOVA - Assoc. for Research on Non-Profit Orgs. and Voluntary Action, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Awards/Honors
Awards 

  • 2010:  Summer Research Fellowship Rider University.
  • 2009:  Summer Research Fellowship Rider University. 
  • 2008:  Summer Research Fellowship Rider University.
  • 2007:  Summer Research Fellowship Rider University.
  • 2006:  Faculty Development Grant: A Longitudinal Study of the Mobility of Working Families using the Earned Income Tax Credit Rider University.
  • 2006:  Summer Research Fellowship Rider University 
  • 2006:  Advisor Appreciation Award Rider University. 
  • 2004:  Travel Grant American Tax Association
  • 1998:  Graduate Scholarship Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University.
  • 1997:  Graduate Scholarship Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University.
  • 1983:  Undergraduate Scholarship American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • 1983:  Undergraduate Scholarship National Association of Black Accountants.

Honors

  • 2010:  Selected The Individual at Rider Who Has Influenced Him/Her the Most by 7 outstanding Andrew J. Rider Scholars Rider University. 
  • 2009:  Selected The Individual at Rider Who Has Influenced Him/Her the Most by 7 outstanding Andrew J. Rider Scholars Rider University.
  • 2008:  Selected The Individual at Rider Who Has Influenced Him/Her the Most by 7 outstanding Andrew J. Rider Scholars Rider University.
  • 2006:  Selected The Individual at Rider Who Has Influenced Him/Her the Most by 7 outstanding Andrew J. Rider Scholars Rider University
  • 1998:  Accepted as a participant in the Project KPMG Ph.D. Project.
  • 1997:  Kaufman Scholar Kaufman Foundation.
  • 1994:  Certificate of Appreciation City of Cleveland, Woodland Recreation Center.