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Stephanie Grimm

Associate Professor

  • Education
  • B.S.B.A., Finance, Boston University
    M.A., Business Administration, Boston University - School of Management
    Masters, Master of Accountancy, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
    Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
  • Expertise
  • Financial statement analysis, valuation.
  • Research Interests
  • Accounting quality, internal controls, corporate governance and incorporating writing and critical thinking into the accounting curriculum.

Stephanie Grimm, PhD, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, financial statement analysis and valuation. Her managerial accounting course has a sustainability designation that allows it to satisfy an elective requirement for the St. Thomas sustainability minor. She has taught in London as a faculty director for the St. Thomas London Business Semester.

Grimm enjoys innovating in the classroom. Her accounting courses are active and applied, with a focus on how users of accounting data can gain knowledge and confidence preparing and interpreting accounting disclosures. She uses group work, writing assignments and case studies to make accounting approachable and interesting to students of all backgrounds. In 2017, she was awarded the Opus College of Business Julies Hays Award for excellence in teaching.

Grimm’s research focuses on accounting quality, internal controls, corporate governance and incorporating writing and critical thinking into the accounting curriculum. Her research is published in various journals, including Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, the Journal of Accounting Education and Advances in Accounting Education. Her paper, “Learning Logs: Incorporating Writing to Learn Assignments into Accounting Courses,” was awarded the Best Education Paper award at the American Accounting Association midwest region meeting in 2014. She has presented her work at international and domestic conferences.


  • 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
  • Grimm, S. D. (2015). Learning logs: Incorporating writing to learn assignments into accounting courses. Issues in Accounting Education, (30)(2), pp. 79-104
  • Grimm, S. D., & White, S. W. (2014). A simulation study of the influences of PCAOB regulatory guidance on the internal control audit process: An analysis of relationships, risk and information sharing. Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, (18), pp. 33-67
  • Grimm, S. D. (2012). The role of accounting quality in securities class action lawsuits. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, (4)(1), pp. 147-185
  • Grimm, S. D., & Hoag, D. F. (2012). Gemini communications: A case study comparing U.S. GAAP and IFRS revenue recognition. Journal of Accounting Education, (29), pp. 174-190
  • Grimm, S. D., & Hoag, D. F. (2012). International accounting convergence: A writing assignment. Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations, (13), pp. 383-404

  • AAA - American Accounting Association
  • CFA Society of Minnesota
  • Mount Olivet Young Marrieds Service & Social Committee, Other
  • Mount Olivet Youth Group Volunteer, Other
  • Windom Dual Immersion School, Other

  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2015 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2009 - 2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2004 - 2009)
  • Instructor, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2006 - 2007)
  • Senior Analyst, The Michel/Shaked Group, Boston (2000 - 2004)
  • Assistant to Camp Director, Cathedral of the Pines Camp (Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Lutsen (1998 - 2000)
  • Budgeting & Planning Intern, Sydney Organizing Committee - Sydney Olympics, Sydney (2000 - 2000)
  • Teaching Assistant, Boston University, Boston (1997 - 1998)