Yvette Lazdowski

Yvette Lazdowski
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Associate Professor of Accounting
Phone: (603) 641-4374
Office: Department of Business & Public Affairs, 88 Commercial Street, RM 575, Plymouth, NH 03264

Dr. Lazdowski is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at UNH-Manchester, where she teaches a variety of courses in finance, managerial and financial accounting, as well as the fraud and forensic accounting courses offered in the minor in Forensic Accounting. In addition to holding a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in Accounting, Dr. Lazdowski is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM). She has over 20 years’ experience in corporate accounting, information systems, and management, having held positions at New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Textron Corporation, Kollsman Corporation, and Fleet Bank Corporation. Her most recent interest is in the area of corporate fraud, and the promotion of the CFE certification for homeland security and other students pursuing career opportunities in forensic accounting and fraud examination. Dr. Lazdowski’s primary area of research is accounting history, including a 2014 publication titled A History of the Academy of Accounting Historians, 1999-2013. Her current research project involves the history of Manchester's shoe industry with a forthcoming book in 2019, co-authored with UNHM colleague Dr. Kelly Kilcrease. Lazdowski was awarded the Alfred R. Roberts Memorial Research Award in 2013 for her study of accounting history, including extensive research and a doctoral dissertation on the early accounting history of the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the Academy of Accounting Historians section of the American Accounting Association (AAA), and is actively involved in several other sections of the AAA, previously serving as President of the Northeast Region of the American Accounting Association in 2015-2016. Dr. Lazdowski is a longtime resident of New Hampshire, and is an avid supporter of the accounting profession in the state. She lives with her husband in central New Hampshire, where they enjoy outdoor activities and family vacations.

BS, Franklin Pierce College
MBA, Plymouth State University
PhD, Argosy University

Dr. Lazdowski is an Associate Professor of Accounting, she has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of accounting, information systems, and management, having held positions at New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Textron Corporation, Kollsman Corporation, and Fleet Corporation. 

Dr. Lazdowski started her teaching career in 2005, and completed a Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2007 from Argosy University. In addition, she has certifications as a CMA (certified management accountant), CFM (certified financial manager), and is a CPA review instructor for Becker. Her primary research interest area is accounting history, and she frequently presents papers at national and regional conferences of the American Accounting Association.  

Selected Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions

American Accounting Association:
A View of the CPA Examination and Profession:  Past, Present and Future
A Historical View of Management Accounting at Ford Motor Company
ERP Success Through IT/End-User Collaboration
Unqualified Opinion:  A Study of Arthur Andersen and Enron’s Controversial
Accounting Methods

The CMA Certification:  A Valuable Tool for Today’s Business Environment

Awards or recognition

Delta Mu Delta, Honorary Faculty Member, May 2011
Delta Mu Delta, Academic Achievement, May 2004


Treasurer, Lees Mill Boating Association
Vice President, Academy of Accounting Historians
Executive Steering Committee, Northeast Region of American Accounting Association
Instructor, Becker CPA Review Course
Board of Directors, Genline Systems, Inc.
Member of American Accounting Association
Member of Institute of Management Accountants
Member of Institute of Internal Auditors

Courses Taught

  • BUS 533: Intro to Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 601: Financial Management
  • BUS 615: Intermed Financial Account II
  • BUS 629: Adv Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 675: SpcTop/Prev & Detect of Fraud
  • BUS 695: IndStdy/Audit Perspectives
  • BUS 712: Acct Info Systems
  • HLS 540: Prevention/Detection of Fraud
  • HLS 595: IndStdy/Prevent&Detect Fraud
  • HLS 615: Intro to Fraud Investigation
  • HLS 640: Forensic Accounting
  • HLS 695: IndStdy/Intro to Fraud Invest


  • D.B.A, Accounting, Argosy University
  • M.B.A., Management Science, Plymouth State University
  • B.S., Accounting&Business/Management, Franklin Pierce College

Research Interests

  • Accounting
  • Fraud
  • Historical Documents
  • History

Selected Publications

  • Lazdowski, Y. J., & Persson, M. E. (2022). Norval Hawkins: Ford Accountant and Salesman Extraordinaire. Accounting Historians Journal, 49(2), 59-71. doi:10.2308/aahj-2021-018

  • Kilcrease, K., & Lazdowski, Y. (2019). Manchester's Shoe Industry. History Press.

  • Coffman, E. N., Lazdowski, Y. J., & Previts, G. J. (2014). A HISTORY OF THE ACADEMY OF ACCOUNTING HISTORIANS: 1999–2013. Accounting Historians Journal, 41(2), 1-73. doi:10.2308/0148-4184.41.2.1

  • Lazdowski, Y. J. (2008). The Accounting Archives Challenge Two Popular Ford Legends. In J. Endelman (Ed.), The Model T Reconsidered Proceedings Form the World of the Model T Conference (pp. 10-20). Dearborn, Michigan: The Henry Ford.

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