George Tsakumis

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 207B Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-7583


Research Interests:

  • Decision-making and decisions maker behavior in accounting and auditing settings, both within, and across countries


  • Ph.D. in Accounting University of South Carolina
  • Master of Accountancy Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • B.S. in Accounting Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) OHIO (Inactive)


  • Beaudoin, C.A., Dang, L., Fang, Q., & G.T. Tsakumis. 2012. “The Agency Problem and the Moderating Role of Culturally-Based Management Style on Chinese Managers’ Discretionary Accruals,” Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation 21(2): 145-155.
  • Agoglia, C.P., Doupnik, T.S., & G.T. Tsakumis. 2011. “Principles versus Rules-based Accounting Standards: The Influence of Standard Precision and Audit Committee Strength on Financial Reporting Decisions,” The Accounting Review 86(3): 747-767.
  • Porcano, T.M., Tsakumis, G.T., & A.P. Curatola. 2011. “Tax Evasion, National Cultural Dimensions, and Other Country-Structural Metrics,” Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting 3(1): 86-115.
  • Asare, S.K., Cianci, A.M. & G.T. Tsakumis. 2009. “The Impact of Competing Goals, Experience, and Litigation Consciousness on Auditors’ Judgments,” International Journal of Auditing 13(3): 223-236.
  • Agoglia, C.P., Beaudoin, C.A., & G.T. Tsakumis. 2009. “The Effect of Documentation Structure and Task-Specific Experience on Auditors’ Ability to Identify Control Weaknesses,” Behavioral Research in Accounting 21(1): 1-17.
  • Tsakumis, G.T., Campbell, D.R., & T.S Doupnik. 2009. “IFRS: Beyond the Standards,” Journal of Accountancy 207(2): 34-39.

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Online Instructor Award, 2010-2011 National Distance Learning Week Awards Ceremony – Drexel University Online
  • Best Paper Award, 2009 AAA International Accounting Section Midyear Meeting. Tsakumis, G.T., Doupnik, T.S., & C.P. Agoglia.
  • Distinguished Fellow, LeBow College of Business Center for Teaching Excellence, 2009-2012
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (LeBow College MBA Anywhere online cohort), 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (LeBow College Pharma MBA online cohort), 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, LeBow College of Business, 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, LeBow College of Business, 2003
  • American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2002
  • Editorial Board Member – Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation 2009-Present


  • Financial and managerial accounting

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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