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iconiconiconNameStephen LuschImageStephen LuschFirstnameStephenLastnameLuschOffice Phone817-257-4912
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Position:Assistant ProfessorDepartment:Accounting DepartmentOffice:Neeley 3205Role:FacultyEducation
  • University of Arizona (Ph.D. in Accounting) - 2014
  • University of Notre Dame (M.S. in Accounting - Tax Emphasis) - 2009
  • Texas Christian University (B.B.A. in Accounting) - 2008
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Federal Taxation
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Tax Policy
  • Taxes and Business Strategy
Work Experience
  • Hatter & Associates, LLP
Courses Taught
  • Principles of Taxation (Undergraduate)
  • Seminar in Current Tax Topics (MAc)
  • Accounting & Public Policy (MAc)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (Undergraduate)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (Undergraduate and MBA)
Key Publications
  • Drake, Katharine D., Russ Hamilton, and Stephen J. Lusch. "Are Declining Effective Tax Rates Indicative of Tax Avoidance: Insight from Effective Tax Rate Reconciliations" Journal of Accounting and Economics (forthcoming).
  • Finley, Andrew, Curtis Hall, Erica Harris, and Stephen J. Lusch. "The Effect of Corporate Donors on Non-profit Operating Performance" Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming).
  • Stephen J. Lusch and Jim Stekelberg. 2020. "State Tax Haven Legislation and Corporate Tax Revenues" Public Finance Review 48 (3): 354-383.
  • Drake, Katharine D., Stephen J. Lusch, and Jim Stekelberg. 2019. “Does Tax Risk Affect Investor Valuation of Tax Avoidance?” Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance 34 (1): 151-176.
  • Hall, Curtis M., and Stephen J. Lusch. 2018. “Strategic Cost Shifting and State Tax Minimization” Journal of Management Accounting Research 30 (1): 55-72.
  • Brushwood, James D., Stephen J. Lusch, and Derek Johnston. 2018. "The Effect of Tax Audit Outcomes on the Reporting and Valuation of Unrecognized Tax Benefits" Advances in Accounting. 42: 1-11.
  • Drake, Katharine D., Nathan C. Goldman, and Stephen J. Lusch. 2016. “Do Income Tax Related Deficiencies in Publicly Disclosed PCAOB Part II Reports Influence Audit Client Financial Reporting of Income Tax Accounts?” The Accounting Review 91 (5): 1411-1439.
  • Finley, Andrew, Stephen J. Lusch, and Kirsten Cook. 2015. “The Effectiveness of the R&D Tax Credit: Evidence from the Alternative Simplified Credit.” Journal of the American Taxation Association 37 (1): 157-181.
  • Lusch, Stephen J., 2013. "State Taxation of Cloud Computing." Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal. 29 (2): 369-405.
Awards / Recognition
  • Geraldine Dominiak Memorial Scholar Faculty Mentor Award
  • AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow
  • Eller College of Management Doctoral Fellowship
  • Beta Alpha Psi
International Experience
  • Study Abroad: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand - February 2006 - July 2006
  • Travel: Albania, Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, Vatican City, Virgin Islands
Hobbies / Interests
  • Cooking, Photography, Sports, Camping