University of Southern California

Shirley Maxey
Professor of Accounting

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

Phone: 
213-740-1571
Education: 
BA, UC-Davis, UC-Santa Cruz

Overview

Shirley Maxey directs the Master of Accounting and Business Taxation programs. She has over 25 years of experience as a communication consultant and trainer, and served for seven years as Chair and Director of the Center for Management 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, and the Dean's Award for Community. She is a member of the Management Communication Association, the Association for Business Communication, and the American Accounting Association.

Research

Morris (Notre Dame), M., and Maxey, S. O. (2014) "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.