“The best part of working at Regis University is helping students reach their goals,” said Dr. Mari Glass, a lead faculty member in the CPS undergraduate accounting and finance programs in the School of Management, along with being a CPA, licensed in Texas. As an accomplished professional, her knowledge and experience continually contributes to the success our CPS accounting and finance students.
Mari Glass recently completed her Doctorate in Business Administration in Accounting at Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Glass’ dissertation studied 300 years of regulations that address corporate fraud, speculation, and bubbles in the securities markets.
Her research began with the first joint-stock companies and the earliest corporations, followed by the first stock market crash in England in 1720 through the crashes suffered by England and the United States during the 1800s and 1900s, including the 1929 stock market crash, the Great Depression, and the 2002 stock market crash.
Dr. Glass’ research also studied the management frauds that led to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and its attempt to control the types of fraud that occurred at Enron, Worldcom, and other publicly traded corporations. Her research provides new insights into the causes of speculative markets, stock market bubbles, crashes, and management fraud, making recommendations that may lead to new methods for recognizing and addressing the causes of these problems.
She teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate accounting programs, having taught as an Affiliate Faculty member for eight years, primarily in the online program, before moving to Denver. Prior to being a Colorado resident three years ago, she lived in in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for about 25 years. While living there, she gained extensive experience in tax, financial accounting, oil and gas accounting, manufacturing, investments, venture capital, and AIS (Accounting Information Systems).
Dr. Glass has served as CFO and VP for a large manufacturing firm, owned a small tax-accounting practice, and provided consulting services to a large number of businesses including start-ups, small, medium, and large companies and several Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. Her many years of experience give her a wide range of knowledge and skills to share with Regis CPS students.
In her spare time, Dr. Glass tutors current accounting students, works with nonprofit organizations, reads, runs, and enjoys cycling. In the future, she hopes to become more involved in new business start-ups, entrepreneurship, and helping students with new business or product ideas find the resources they need to turn their ideas into realities.
Dr. Mari Glass has two adult children, a daughter who is currently a senior at CU Boulder and a son who is attending community college in Fort Worth, Texas.