Mary L. Fischer currently serves as a full professor in Accounting in the College of Business and Technology. Dr. Fischer has published an accounting textbook, several college and University accounting training publications and over sixty-five research papers regarding cash flow recognition, financial accounting, accounting education, auditing and financial management of not-for-profit organizations. She produced a weekly accounting tutorial that is posted on the World Wide Web and is the co-author of an advanced accounting text published by Wiley Publication. Her research has appeared in various academic and professional journals. She has presented papers at numerous conferences, including the American Accounting Association, Decision Science Institute and Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.
Dr. Fischer is the past president of Southwest Decision Science Institute, Southwest American Accounting Association and the American Accounting Association Government and Nonprofit Section. She is also the past president of the Federation of Business Disciples, an organization of business school faculty with over 5,000 members throughout the Southwestern United States. Dr. Fischer serves as an advisor to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Government Accounting Standards Board, and an array of not-for-profit organizations nationwide.
Dr. Fischer was named the outstanding academic researcher by the University of Texas at Tyler for 2009-2010, the outstanding accounting educator by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2002 and the Southwestern American Accounting Association in 2003. She served as the UT Tyler Professor of Free Enterprise Chair and was awarded the Daniel D. Robinson and Professional Development and Scholarship awards by the National Association of College and University Business Officers for her outstanding contributions to the college and university national sector. She is a Certified Government Financial Manager and member of the East Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.