Steve Maex

George Mason University Costello College of Business Faculty Steven Maex
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Accounting

Contact Information

Office Location: Enterprise Hall 112
Office Hours: By appointment

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Steve Maex is an assistant professor of accounting in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University. He joins Mason after obtaining his PhD from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Prior to entering the PhD program at Temple, he spent seven years as an IT Auditor and Data Analytics Specialist at KPMG LLP. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor and strives to bring his experience as a practitioner to both his teaching and research. Among a broad set of research interests related to auditing and financial reporting quality, he particularly enjoys studying the implications of emerging trends in information management (e.g., cloud services, adherence to privacy regulations) for firms and their auditors. His work has been published in Accounting Horizons and is under review at other reputable journals. In his free time, Steve enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife.

Research Interests

  • Auditing
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Information Governance and Management


  • PhD - Accounting, Temple University
  • BBA - Accounting and Information Systems, Loyola University Maryland

Research and Awards