Dr. Lawrence Murphy Smith


Professor of Accounting

Office: OCNR 328

Phone: (361) 825-2704
Email: lawrence.smith@tamucc.edu


D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1983
M.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1979
B.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1977, Summa Cum Laude

Joined the faculty in 2017

  • Research Interests:  Ethics, International Accounting, Information Technology
  • Teaching Interests: Ethics, International Accounting, Auditing


Dr. Lawrence Murphy Smith is a Professor of Accounting in the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He teaches at the RELLIS Campus. His academic record includes over 200 journal articles, 23 books and monographs, 175 academic conference presentations, 37 research grants, and 28 awards and special recognitions for teaching and research. He ranks in the top one percent of authors on Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN.com) by downloaded articles (over 60,000). His research is highly referenced, with over 2,400 citations to his work shown on Google Scholar. Among his awards are the Outstanding Educator Award from the Texas Society of CPAs and the Outstanding Researcher Award from the American Accounting Association Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section. His work has been reported in various news media, including National Public Radio, Fortune, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

Selected Publications

  • Negative Social and Economic Effects of the Marriage Penalty Tax on Women and Society (with D. Lassila & D. Zhang), Journal of Accounting & Finance (2018)
  • The Advent of Accounting in Business Governance (with J. Axtell & W. Tervo), International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics (2017)
  • Using Social Audits to Detect and Eliminate Human Trafficking in Corporate Supply Chains (with H. Martin & K. Smith), Internal Auditing (2017)
  • Historical Overview and Demographic Analysis of Human Trafficking in the USA (with H. Martin), International Journal of Public Law and Policy (2015)
  • Measuring the Impact of International Financial Reporting Standards on Market Performance of Publicly Traded Companies (with A. Grossman & W. Tervo), Advances in Accounting (2013)


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