University of Southern California

Shirley Maxey
Professor of Clinical Accounting and Management Communication

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

University of California, Davis


Shirley Maxey directs the Master of Accounting and Business Taxation programs in the Leventhal School of Accounting. She also serves as Assistant Vice Dean for Academic Affiars, Marshall School of Business. She served seven years as Chair of the Dept. of Business Communication. She specializes in accounting communication. Before joining USC, Professor Maxey worked for the California Legislature's Auditor General and with Coopers & Lybrand. Professor Maxey is the recipient of the Instructor Excellence Award, the Faculty Excellence Award, Marshall's Master Teacher Award, the Dean's Award for Community, and the Marshall Award for Innovation in Teaching. She is a member of the Management Communication Association, the American Accounting Association, and is active in the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.


Morris (Notre Dame), M., and Maxey, S. O. (2015) "The Importance of English Language Competency in the Academic Success of International Accounting Students," Journal of Education for Business, 89 (4/2014), 178-185.
Maxey, S. O., and Trezevant, R. (2003) "Group Work and Team Projects: When the Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts," Leventhal School News 1, 4.
Maxey, S. O. (2003) "Winners Write Well: How Marshall Links with Other USC Schools to Improve Undergraduates' Critical Thinking Skills," Marshall Magazine 53-55.
Maxey, S. O. (2003) "USC Alumni Talmadge C. Tillman and Wililiam D. Collins," Leventhal School News 1, 14-15.
Maxey, S. O. (2003) "On Communication: Accountants Need It, Too," Marshall Magazine 19.