Mark E. Hughes

Position: Director of Accounting Program & Lecturer
Office: (518) 283-2309


Ph.D. Informatics, 2016

University at Albany

Masters in Taxation, 2009

University at Albany

Bachelor of Science - Accounting, 2007

University at Albany



Mark Hughes is the Director of Accounting Programs and a lecturer at the University at Albany. He teaches undergraduate and graduate-level accounting, audit, and strategic management classes. His diverse background includes experience as a tax accountant, general manager of a local not-for-profit arts organization, public speaking instructor, volunteer minister, church music director, piano teacher, arranger-composer, and owner of a local personal service business.


Research Interests

Entrepreneurship, use of natural language processing (NLP) in accounting and auditing, micro-business management, social implications of accounting, tax, and audit regulations, and accounting and management pedagogy.


Publications & Conference Presentations

Fisher, I.E., M.R. Garnsey, & M.E. Hughes. (2016). "Natural Language Processing in Accounting, Auditing and Finance: A Synthesis of the Literature with a Roadmap for Future Research." Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management.

Van Ness, R., C. Seifert, J. Marler, & M. Hughes. (2016), “Proactive Entrepreneurs” - Academy of

Management, Anaheim, CA


Working Papers

Hughes, M. (2016). “Tracking Corporate Culture: Using Text Analysis to Track Non-Financial Disclosures in Corporate Filings”

Hughes, M. (2016). “Entrepreneurship in a Web 2.0 World: Factors Influencing Intentions to Adopt Web 2.0 Social Media in U.S. Entrepreneurial Activities”

Van Ness, R., Seifert, C., & Marler, J. (2016.) “Quintessential Entrepreneurs in a Nebulous Domain”

with R. Van Ness, C. Seifert, & J. Marler


Honors and Awards

• The Joan D. Rosenthal ’76 and Frederick S. Schiff Undergraduate Teaching Prize (The Rosenthal

Schiff Prize), 2015

• Disability Resource Center- Outstanding Achievement Award, University at Albany, 2013, 2014

• Outstanding Achievement Award, University at Albany, 2013, 2014

• NYSSCPA Graduate Student Award, Disability Resource Center, University at Albany, 2009

• Graduate Academic Achievement Award: MS Taxation, University at Albany, 2009

• Dean’s List of Distinguished Students, University at Albany, 2004-2006

• Beta Gamma Sigma, University at Albany, Inducted 2005


Professional Affiliations

• New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

• Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) - Tech Valley Chapter

• American Accounting Association (AAA)

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

• Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

• Association for Information Science &Technology (ASIS&T)

• Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

• Academy of Management – Entrepreneurship Section (AOM)


Courses Taught

• BACC 311/512 – Intermediate Accounting I (Undergraduate)

• BACC 312/513 – Intermediate Accounting II (Undergraduate)

• BACC 411 – Advanced Accounting (Undergraduate)

• BACC 518 – Accounting for Managers (Graduate)

• BACC 461/561 - Auditing Theory & Practice (Undergraduate/Graduate)

• BACC 552 – Financial Statement Fraud & Corporate Governance (Graduate)

• BACC 620 – Accounting for Governmental and Not-For-Profit Entities (Graduate)

• BACC 381 - Accounting Information Systems (Undergraduate)

• BACC 581 – Internal Controls & Financial Information Systems (Graduate)

• BMGT 450 – Managerial Leadership and Decision-making (Undergraduate)

• BMGT 481W – Strategic Management (Undergraduate)

• UFSP 102 – Freshman Seminar (World of Accounting)


Other University Activities

• Faculty Advisor: Albany Mentorship Program (AMP)

• School of Business Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony – Reader

• SAFE SPACE certified faculty ally, 2011-present

• Director of Accounting Programs Outreach – Community Service Sponsor for RSSW 290/291 • Honors College and MBA Thesis Mentor