Pascal Bizarro, Ph.D.


Pascal Bizarro, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-8074
Email: pbizarr@bgsu.edu
Address: 341 Business Administration

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Dr. Bizarro’s areas of expertise include accounting information system, IT auditing, and information system assurance and control. He is currently working on XBRL GL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language Global Ledger) implementation and the impact of this new technology on the audit trail and also he is investigating the use of SQL (Structure Query Language) to perform audit procedures.

One of the professional accomplishments he is most proud of is becoming a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and maintaining that certification.  Having the CISA certification also provides outstanding experience in the classroom. In addition to his certification, Dr. Bizarro is proud to have published one of the very few articles on XBRL in The CPA Journal, a top rated accounting practitioner journal.

Dr. Bizarro recommends all business students read the book "Collapse of Distinction" by Scott McKain. “It will help students to differentiate themselves from the competition - to stand out.”
In stating why he became a professor, he says, “To learn constantly new technologies relevant to the accounting profession and be passionate to explain them to accounting students and practitioners making a difference is very rewarding. My mom was also an accounting teacher in high school.”

On a personal note, his most interesting place he has visited recently is Paris, France. “Being able to speak French was a great advantage to experience and share this culture about food with my wife and in-laws.”


PH.D, 2008, Accounting, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

M.Acc, 1998, Accounting, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

B.B.A., 1998, Commercial Engineer, HEC, Liege - Belgium


Certified Information Systems Auditor, April 2006


Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, College of Business Administration, 2013-present
Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, College of Business Administration, 2008-2013
Assistant Professor, The University of Mississippi, Patterson School of Accountancy, 2003-2008
Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Alabama, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, 2000-2003
Instructor, The University of Alabama, Romance Language Department, 1997


Primrose Family Professor in Accountancy, Bowling Green State University, 2013-present
Distinguished Research Award, Allied Academies Summer Internet Conference, 2013
Outstanding Doctoral Student, Beta Gamma Sigma, The University of Alabama, 2003
Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Minoring in Applied Statistics, Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science, The University of Alabama, 2003
C&BA Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Student, The University of Alabama, 2003
Frederic Augustin Brett Memorial Endowed Scholarship, The University of Alabama, 2000-2003
American Accounting Assoc. Doctoral Consortium Representative, Tahoe City, CA, 2000



Bizarro, P. (2013). The Importance of Cognitive Style in Information Retrieval Tasks. Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal (forthcoming).

Bizarro, P. (2013). Effect of Different Database Structure Representations, Query Languages, and Users Characteristics on Information Retrieval. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (forthcoming).

Bizarro, P. and A. Garcia (2013). Virtualization: Benefit, Risks, and Control. Internal Auditing 28(4), 11-18.

Bizarro, P. and A. Garcia (2013). Sarbanes–Oxley Compliance Issues Within an ERP Implementation. Internal Auditing 28(1), 35-40.

Bizarro, P., Garcia, A., and J. Nix (2013). Mobile devices used in a corporate setting: risks and benefits. ISACA Journal (1).

Bizarro, P. and A. Garcia (2012). Cloud Computing from an Auditor's Perspective Risks and Benefits. Internal Auditing, 27(5), 10-17.

Bizarro, P. and A. Garcia (2011). SeQueL: The Other Audit Tool – Part III: Multi-file Association and Benford’s Law. Internal Auditing 26(6), 26-35.

Bizarro, P. and A. Garcia (2011). SeQueL: The Other Audit Tool – Part II: Data Visualization and Analysis. Internal Auditing 26(5), 16-20.

Bizarro, P. and A. Garcia (2011). SeQueL: The Other Audit Tool – Part I: Basic, Completeness, and Uniqueness Procedures. Internal Auditing 26(4), 10-16.

Bizarro, P. and A. Garcia (2011). Using XBRL GL (global ledger) to enhance the audit trail and internal control. The CPA Journal 81(5), 64-71.

Bizarro, P., Boudreaux, C., and A. Garcia (2011). Are Companies That Report Material Weaknesses in Internal Control More Likely to Restate their Financial Statements? Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal 15(3), 73-94.

Bizarro, P., and A. Garcia (2010). Understanding XBRL – Beyond the basics, Benefits for financial reporting and auditing. The CPA Journal 80(5), 62-71

Robbins, W., Lunsford, D., and P. Bizarro (2004). Protecting Information Privacy When Retiring Old Computers: Advice for the Unsuspecting. The CPA Journal 74(7), 60-62.

Lunsford, D., and P. Bizarro (2003). Alphabet Soup: A Hands-on Introduction to the Extensible Markup Language and Related Technologies. Compendium of Classroom Cases and Tools for AIS Applications, American Accounting Association, Information Systems Section.