Shane Nicholls

Assistant Professor

Management, Faculty of

Singer Hall 358

1 506 458 7314

Shane Nicholls joined the Faculty of Management in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. Dr. Nicholls holds a Ph.D. In Business Administration (Accounting) from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, and an M.Sc. in Management (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from the Goodman School of Business at Brock University.

During his studies Dr. Nicholls held numerous scholarships and received funding from various sources, including, the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP), the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Corporate Governance, the Bourse d’études supérieures en commerce et en administration Humberto Santos, and the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Dr. Nicholls had the honour of being a Doctoral Consortium Fellow at the AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium and also had the honour of being inducted into the Concordia University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma as a Doctoral Second Recognition candidate and the Concordia University chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society. He was first inducted into the Brock University Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honour society representing business excellence, in 2008. Moreover, he received the Distinguished Graduate Student Award – Management, from Brock University, which is awarded to the top student in each graduate program.

Dr. Nicholl’s current research focuses on the interface between corporate governance and fair value accounting, primarily in an international setting. Additionally, he has a passion for research that broadly falls under the category of behavioural accounting with specific interest in the relationship between physical and mental health and the quality of financial reporting. He also has a burgeoning interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Dr. Nicholls has presented his work at national and international conferences, including the American Accounting Association Annual Conference, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association Annual Conference, and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference and currently has publications in Accounting Education: An International Journal and Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations.