Terence J. Pitre, Ph.D.


Terence J. Pitre, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor, Department Chair, Robert W. & Patricia A. Maurer Family Distinguished Endowed Professorship
Phone: 419-372-2709
Email: tpitre@bgsu.edu
Address: 241E Maurer Center

Terence Pitre, Ph.D., joined the Accounting & MIS faculty at BGSU in summer 2019 and serves as Department Chair.  Additionally, he has been appointed as the Richard W. & Patricia A. Maurer Family Distinguished Endowed.  Professor Pitre earned a BS in Finance from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 1992. He then earned an MBA from Tulane University in 1994 with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Subsequently, he went on to work for International Paper as a Cost Accountant, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Co. as Fixed Asset Analyst and for Kimberly Clark Inc. as a Coordinator of Accounting and Internal Control. He then went on to obtain his doctorate in Accounting from Michigan State University in 2004. He has served as a visiting professor at Western Michigan University and Miami University of Ohio and held tenure track/tenured positions at the University of South Carolina, the University of St. Thomas, MN, and California State University–Sacramento where he served as Program Director of the MsA program director and most recently at Minnesota State University, Mankato where was the inaugural Allen Lenzmeier Endowed Professor of Accounting.  

His research primarily focuses on how the presentation of financial information impacts non-professional investor decision making. His research has been published in top accounting journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Advances in Accounting, and Accounting Horizons.  He is the recipient of the 2013 Behavioral Research in Accounting “Best Paper of the Year” award. As a result of his financial and accounting expertise, he been cited several times in popular press outlets such as US News & World Report. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research and serves as a reviewer for top journals such as Journal of Information Systems (JIS).

Terence has taught undergraduate, graduate accounting courses in Financial and Managerial (traditional and online) and CFA review and executive courses. He has 10 years’ experience in online teaching which resulted him being asked to spearhead Hybrid MBA course development at the University of St. Thomas.  He has received both departmental and university wide teaching citations in his career.  He is a 9-year veteran of the United States Navy and Naval Reserve where he served as both an enlisted man and a Supply Corp Officer. In his off time Terence can be found biking, playing golf, or attending theater plays among other things. He loves watching his beloved New Orleans Saints during football season and English Premier League Soccer.

  • Michigan State University, Ph.D., Accounting, December 2004 
  • Tulane University, MBA, Finance and Accounting, 1994 
  • University of Louisiana-Lafayette, B.S., Finance, 1992 
  • Associate Professor- Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2018-2019
  • Visiting Professor- Miami University, 2017-2018                                 
  • Associate Professor, MsA Director - Sacramento State U., 2016-2017,                    
  • Associate Professor, Deans Faculty Fellow-Saint Mary’s College- CA, 2014-2016   
  • Associate Professor, Deloitte Faculty Fellow- University of St. Thomas, 2013-2014
  • Assistant Professor- University of St. Thomas, MN 2007-2013 
  • Assistant Professor- University of South Carolina, 2005-2007 
  • Visiting Professor-Western Michigan University, 2004-2005 
  • Pitre, T.J., Mortenson, K. (2018). "Employee Effort and Contract Choice Under Mutual Monitoring.” (Forthcoming in Advances in Accounting).
  • Pitre, T.J., Song, C. J. & Oler M. (2016). “Perverse Market Responses to Meeting or Beating Earnings Expectations.” Asian-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, Published online December 5, 2016.  
  • Pitre, T. J., Pinsker, R. & Daigle, R. (2015). “The Impact of Order Effects on Nonprofessional Investors’ Belief Revision When Presented a Long Series of Sequential Disclosures in an Experimental Market Setting” with Ronald Daigle and Robert Pinsker.  Accounting Horizons,(29), No. 2, pp. 313-326.  
  • Pitre, T. J(2012). “Effects of Increased Reporting Frequency on Nonprofessional Investors' Earnings Predictions.” Behavioral Research in Accounting24(1), 91- 107. Winner of 2013 ABO Best Paper of the Year.  
  • Pitre, T. J, Pinsker, R. & Daigle, R. (2009). “An Investigation of Nonprofessional Investors’ Qualitative Materiality Judgments Incorporating SEC listed vs. Non- Listed Events.” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy28(5), 446-465.  

Popular Press citations:

  • Marjie Lundstrom, (November 6th, 2016),Nonprofit has raised millions to help teen sex victims. Now it struggles to deliver.” Sacramento Bee
  • Luke Otterstad, (September 25, 2016), “Fact Check: candidate claims Citrus Heights among top ‘least safe’ cities; but is it?”  Citrus Heights Sentinel.
  • Lou Carlozo, (November 12, 2015), “How to Invest in Wearable Technology." U.S. News and World Report. 
  • Lou Carlozo, (July 15, 2015), “How Market Timing Creates Investment Chaos”, U.S. News and World Report. 

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