About Me

Honors and Awards

2018 Barbara Merino Award for Excellence in History Publication from the Academy of Accounting Historians.

Lifetime Contribution Award: Government and Nonprofit Section-American Accounting Association (2014)

2014 Outstanding Business Reference Resource--Brass Business Reference Sources (RUSA) for Business Scandals, Corruption, and Reform: An Encyclopedia

Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University, 2014-present

Shelton Professor of Accounting, Texas A&M University, 1993-2014

Peat Marwick Foundation Research Opportunities in Auditing Grant

Phillips Faculty Fellow

Multiple CBA Outstanding Research Awards, TAMU

Multiple Mays, CBA, and Dept. Research Grants, TAMU

Decision Sciences Distinguished Paper in Finance Award and Best Applications Paper

NAA Certificates of Merit for outstanding papers

Life Member, American Accounting Association

Gary Giroux, Ph.D., CPA, Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M University, where he was Shelton Professor of Accounting, before retiring after 36 years. Gary is a writer focusing on accounting, finance and history, with a detour through food and cooking history. He is also a blogger with Median Voter Guy, focusing on politics from the center, based on his frustration with being a political moderate in a dysfunctional political world. 

Gary wrote or co-authored 10 books, plus 100 or so academic and professional articles including in Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Audit: a Journal of Practice and Theory, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. His book Accounting History and the Rise of Civilization won the 2018 Barbara Merino Award for Excellence in History from the Academy of Accounting Historians. Gary's most recent book (co-authored with his wife Naomi) is Primordial Soup and Other Ancient Recipes: A History of Food From Cruel Gruel to Delectile Disfunction.

Hobbies include birding, golf, stamp collecting and reading. He hopes to do more travel. He and his wife Naomi plan to show their granddaughter Haylee as much of the world as possible.

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Mandipulation and busines corruption, especially related to financial statements and other financial analysis issues.


Arizona State University, BS in accounting, minor in economics; graduate work in economics

Government policy and government accounting issues. These include public choice models and empirical testing, auditing quality and fee models, power conflict, local government field studies, executive compensation, and measures of governmental professionalism.


UTEP, MS in economics


Ph.D., accounting, dissertation on commercial bank forecasting

History, especially accounting and history, with particular focus on multi-disciplinary topics, such as economics, political order (political science), psychology, sociology and so on.