Faculty and Staff

Sia S Nassiripour

Professor • Department of Accounting & Law

For the past 45 years, I have been in higher education in various capacities. I received my PHD in Accounting at Washington State University. Years before that, while I was working on my Master's of Science in Accounting at UMKC, I became a CPA. I have been a full-time faculty member at William Paterson University for 21 years. I have been married for more than thirty years to my best friend and we have two beautiful daughters. My hobbies involve very little physical activity. These hobbies include watching tv shows and movies. Also, I consider myself an amateur cinephile.

Professional Interests

Financial reporting issues.

Other Interests

Armature cinephile.

Languages (other than English)



PhD Accounting, Washington State University Pullman, WA


Financial Accounting

Representative Publications

A Case Note: Potential Tax Strategies for a Debtor Trying to Avoid Bankruptcy; , Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance; Volume Wiley Press 28, 2017

Admiral Furman Academy: A Case Study in Selected Not-For Profit Auditing Issues; Journal of College Teaching and Learning; 2009

Hollybush Academy: A Case Study in Selected Not-for-Profit Accounting Issues; Journal of Business Case Studies; 2009

Dynamic capabilities or positioning? Integrating environmental and resource-led antecedents of firm performance; Journal of Management and Marketing Research; Volume 12, 2013

Case Study: Ethical Considerations of an Accounting Professional; , Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics; Volume 16, 2019

Representative Presentations

A case study: Potential tax strategies for a debtor trying to avoid bankruptcy
43rd Annual Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference Northeast Business & Economics Association
West Point, NY 2016

BP Oil Spill- A Tale of Contingent Liability
2015 International Management Research Academy Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Bangalore, 2015

Case Study of Tax Inversions from 1982 to Present: Tracking Tax Runaways
Decision Sciences Institute 2020 Annual Conference
Fair Lawn, NJ 2020

Tax Return Screening Inefficiency of the Internal Revenue Service: What can be Done to Increase Compliance and Detection of Erroneously Claimed Educational Credits
46th Annual Northeast Business and Economics Association conference Northeast Business and Economics Association
Newport, RI 2019

Real Estate and Tax Credits: How Can Tax Credits be Used to Make Affordable Housing More Feasible?
Northeast Business & Economics Association Finance University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 2020

Notable Courses Taught

Both Intermediate Accounting and Financial Accounting for Decision Makers.

4073 Valley Road

By appointment