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Janell Blazovich

Associate Professor

  • Education
  • B.S., Accounting, Marquette University
    M.S., Master of Business Taxation, University of Minnesota
    Ph.D., Accounting, Texas A & M University
  • Research Interests
  • Ethics, corporate social responsibility, compensation and gender and diversity issues.

Janell Blazovich, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting. She received a PhD in accounting from Texas A&M University in 2008, a master’s degree in business taxation from the University of Minnesota in 1999 and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marquette University in 1991. She also earned the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation in 1994, although she is no longer an active CPA. Blazovich teaches courses in financial accounting at the undergraduate level and managerial accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Blazovich’s research interests include ethics, corporate social responsibility, compensation and gender and diversity issues. She has published her research in Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, Human Resource Management and Team Performance Management. Her research has been presented at various conferences, including the AAA Annual Meetings, the Annual Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting, the International Conference of the Allied Academies, the AAA Southwest Regional Meeting and the University of Texas Law School Ethics Symposium. Before beginning her academic career, she enjoyed a career in both public and private accounting.

Blazovich’s favorite part about teaching at the Opus College of Business is her interactions with the students.

  • Pichler, S., Blazovich, J., Cook, K. A., Huston, J. M., & Strawser, W. R. (2018). Do LGBT-supportive corporate policies enhance firm performance?. Human Resource Management Journal, (57)(1), pp. 263-278
  • Grimm, S. D., & Blazovich, J. (2016). Developing student competencies: An integrated approach to a financial statement analysis project. Journal of Accounting Education, (35)(1), pp. 69-101
  • Blazovich, J., Cook, K. A., & Murphy Smith, L. (2014). Do ethical firms bridge the gender gap in CEO compensation?. Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, (15)(2), pp. 258-298
  • Blazovich, J., Huston, G. R., & Huston, J. M. (2014). Creating an executive compensation plan: A corporate tax planning case. Issues in Accounting Education, (29)(4), pp. 545-556
  • Blazovich, J., Smith, L. M., & Smith, K. T. (2014). Employee friendly companies and work life balance: Is there an impact on financial performance and risk level?. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict, (18)(2), pp. 1-13
  • Blazovich, J. (2013). Team identity and performance-based compensation effects on performance. Team Performance Management, (19)(3/4), pp. 153-184
  • Blazovich, J., Taken-Smith, K., & Smith, L. M. (2013). An examination of financial performance and risk of environmentally friendly green companies. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, (16)(1), pp. 121-134
  • Blazovich, J., & Smith, L. M. (2011). Ethical corporation citizenship: Does it pay?. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, (15), pp. 127-163

  • Best Case Paper, American Accounting Association - Tax Section, 2014
  • Distinguished Paper Award, American Accounting Association Southwest Region, 2005

  • AAA - American Accounting Association

  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2014 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2008 - 2014)
  • Research Assistant, Texas A & M University, College Station (2003 - 2008)
  • Visiting Instructor, Fort Lewis College, Durango (2002 - 2003)
  • Manager, Tax and Legal Services, State Tax Consulting Midwest Regional Product Leader for Payables A, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Minneapolis (1999 - 2002)
  • Manager, Association Accounting, Vail Resorts, Inc, Dillon (2002 - 2002)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Rasmussen Business College, Minnetonka (2001 - 2001)
  • Senior Auditor, The Profit Recovery Group, Regional Office, Minneapolis (1995 - 1999)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1998 - 1999)
  • Teaching Assistant / Instructor, Georgia State University, Atlanta (1995 - 1995)
  • Staff Accountant, Graves, McKenna, Lundeen & Almquist, CPAs, Edina (1992 - 1994)