Paul Schauer, Ph.D.


Paul Schauer, Ph.D.

  • Position: Full Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-2939
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  • Address: 210 Maurer Center

Dr. Schauer has worked nearly twenty years in public accounting.  His experience in information systems auditing, financial accounting, and accounting services is extensive and is incorporated into his classroom every day.  He began his teaching career part time while employed in public accounting.  He found it so rewarding that he returned to school to obtain his doctorate and teach full time. 

His research interests are as varied as his background.  He has published articles on audit quality, information systems security, auditing procedures, and tax.  His current research work addresses the question of the impact of differences that Roth and traditional retirement plans have on a person’s wealth after tax.

A professional achievement he is most proud of is receiving a prefect teacher rating of 4.0 in an introductory accounting course.

The most interesting place he has visited is the Haleakala Crater in Maui, Hawaii.  “You go there before sunrise.  Since it has an elevation of about 10,000 feet, the clouds are below you, so the sun rises through the clouds.  It is a beautiful site.  You can then ride a bicycle down the mountain around hairpin curves, a real thrill.”

One of Dr. Schauer’s hobbies is woodworking.  He made the furniture in his office and many items for his home, family and friends.


Ph.D., 1999, Accounting, Temple University
, 1978, Accounting, University of Pittsburgh
, 1976, Mathematics and Economics, University of Pittsburgh


Certified Information Systems Auditor, 1987
Certified Public Accountant, 1982


Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, Accounting Information Systems, Auditing, and Financial Accounting, Fall 2005 to present.

Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, Accounting Information Systems, Auditing, and Financial Accounting, Fall 1999 to Spring 2005.

Instructor, Temple University, Accounting Information Systems, Fall 1998.

Instructor in numerous continuing professional education courses offered by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and by Goldenberg Rosenthal and Coopers & Lybrand throughout my tenure at those firms.

Instructor, Robert Morris College, EDP Auditing, Fall 1984.

Instructor, Allegheny Community College, Financial Accounting, Fall 1983.

  • Empirical and applied research in tax and retirement planning
  • Empirical research on audit quality, audit fees, and the effects of competition on the audit industry
  • Applied research on information security

Schauer, P.C. 2007. "The Impact Detection Risk Has on Tax Compliance: An Alternative View". Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal. (Fall, 2007)

Essex, P. and Schauer, P. C. "Automated Fraud Detection." Ohio CPA Journal (April - June) 61: 32-35.

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