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Nutter, Sarah E.

Academic Unit:Accounting
Position:Professor of Accounting
Phone:703-993-1860
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 120A
Office Hours:Monday & Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30 PM, and by appointment
Research Interests:
  • Dr. Nutter’s research is focused on understanding how incentives and institutional/individual differences affect business and individual behavior. Her research focuses primarily on the impact of taxes and tax structures on individuals and businesses.
Education:
  • PhD - Accounting, Michigan State University
  • MBA - Emphasis in Accounting and Finance, Michigan State University
  • BS - Accounting , Ferris State University
Profile:

Sarah E. Nutter is currently serving as the Presidential Fellow at George Mason University. She is a Professor in Mason’s School of Management, where she was the Accounting Area Chair. She also is a Senior Scholar at Mercatus Center. Prior to her faculty appointment at George Mason, Dr. Nutter was an economist at the Internal Revenue Service and a faculty member at the University of Maryland-Overseas Division in Germany. She earned her undergraduate degree from Ferris State University and her MBA and PhD from Michigan State University.

Dr. Nutter teaches courses in accounting and taxation in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs. She has received several teaching awards for Outstanding Faculty Member from George Mason’s Executive MBA Program. She has developed executive education courses for numerous governmental agencies and companies, including Oracle Corporation, General Dynamics, Time Warner, Sallie Mae, and Lee Technologies. She has led global residencies for graduate students to Singapore, Vietnam, China, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

Dr. Nutter’s research is focused on understanding how incentives and institutional/individual differences affect business and individual behavior. Her research focuses primarily on the impact of taxes and tax structures on individuals and businesses. She has published over thirty articles that have appeared in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Advances in Taxation, and the Statistics of Income Bulletin.

Dr. Nutter currently serves on the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee, as president-elect with the Accounting Program Leadership Group of the American Accounting Association, and on the board of the Virginia Society of CPAs Educational Foundation.

Publications:

She has published over thirty articles that have appeared in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Advances in Taxation, and the Statistics of Income Bulletin.