Mary Sasmaz | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University
Mary Sasmaz - Assistant Professor, Accountancy

Faculty – Mary Sasmaz

Assistant Professor, Accountancy
Peter B. Lewis Building 466

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 2019
MAcc, Case Western Reserve University, 2005
BS, Miami University, 1998

Initially Appointed: 2005

Interests and Courses


Dr. Mary Sasmaz is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and has experience in both public accounting and the family office arena. Her career includes over 15 years of experience specializing in personal financial services.

Sasmaz has a specific interest in improving financial literacy among individuals of all ages. Her research interests include taxation and personal finance, accounting/tax/wealth management issues affecting entrepreneurial families, and organizational topics of mentoring and work life balance.

Sasmaz earned both her Ph.D. and Master of Accountancy from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • Fogarty, T. J., Sasmaz, M. B., Reinstein, A. (2021).
    Is academic performance a zero-sum game? Exploring the nexus between research and education outcomes of U.S. accounting programs.   Advances in Accounting.


  • Best Review Award - 2022 AAA Ohio Region Meeting, American Accounting Association. (2022).
  • Best Paper Award - Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section - 2019 Mid-Atlantic Region, American Accounting Association. (2019).
  • 2016 Research Advisory Board Grant Award, Center For Audit Quality. (2016).