Scott Jones

Professor of Accounting

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 206A Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-8278


Research Interests and Projects:

  • Tailored Universal Feedstock for Forming (TuFF)- Task 6 Cost Analysis. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (BAA 15 64), John Gillespie, PI. 2016-2019.
  • Cost Analysis of Advanced Materials & Processing
  • “Virtual Simulation for Cost Reduction in Advanced Material Intelligent Processing Center: Next Generation Scalable Lean Manufacturing”, Office of Naval Research (J. Gillespie and S. Advani, Principal Investigators) 2009-2011.
  • “Estimating Cost Bias of American Bureau of Shipping Standards for Advanced Materials Applications” (With R. Walsh).
  • “Cost Advantage of Planar Array Spectroscopy”
  • “Strategic Implications for Information Technology of Supreme Court Rulings on Business Methods Patents”. (with J. Blue and A. Everard)


  • Ph.D. , Accounting, Drexel University, PA
  • M.B.A., Shippensburg University, PA
  • B.S., Shippensburg, PA
  • Professional License: US Coast Guard- No. 2889110, Master


  • Jones, S., Teri, M. “Cost comparison of alternative consolidation Methods for large scale Structures”. Proceedings of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineers, May 21, 2012, Baltimore, MD.
  • “Startup Companies: Taking your idea from Lab to Commercialization” Pittsburg Conference on Analytical Chemistry, March 13, 2011, Atlanta Georgia. (Invited Paper)
  • "Cost Accounting" in Marks Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Eleventh edition, Eugene Avallone and Theodore Burmeister, eds. McGraw-Hill Book Company: New York. 2007.
  • Jones, S., Heider, D., of the Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware, with Hart, B., of the Army Research Laboratory, (2004). Cost Modeling for CAV Armor Panel Technical Report.
  • “The Relevance of Activity-Based Management Support for Composite Structures Design,” Advances in Management Accounting, vol. 7 (1999): 1-24. (with D. Wright and V. Karbhari)
  • “Hybrid Methodology for Quantifying the Cost and Productivity of Manufacturing Scenarios for the Automated Fiber Placement of Aircraft Skins,” SAMPE Technical Conference, vol. 43 no. 1 (June 1998): 44-55. (with Raciti, R., Stolfo, K., Steiner, K. V., & Lamontia, M)
  • “Process and Cost Modelling of the Metal Foam Technology Based on Computer-Aided Simulations,” Technical Report, Fraunhofer USA, March 1998.  (with M. Schimmelpfennig and H. Eifert)
  • “From Balance Sheet to Income Statement: A Study of a Transition in Accounting Thought in the U.S., 1926-1936,” Accounting, Auditing, & Accountability, vol. 10 no.2 (1997): 198-211. (with D. Buckmaster).
  • “Organizational Influence in a Model of the Moral Decision Process of Accountants,” Journal of Business Ethics, 14 (1995): 417-431. (with K. Hiltebeitel).
  • "Eliminating Unnecessary Activities," NAPM Insights,(December 1994): 8-9 (with M. Pohlen).
  • "Assessing the Relevance of Cost Information for Product Design," Challenging the Status Quo in Design, Society of Plastics Engineers: Chicago, Ill., (March 1994):151-156. (with D. L. Wright)
  • "An Evaluation of the Reliability of Alternative Survey Media," Journal of Applied Business Research, vol. 10, no. 1 (Winter 1994): 86-91. (with M.A. Atkinson)
  • "The Association  Between  Executive Succession and Discretionary Accounting Changes: Earnings Management  or Different Perspectives?" Journal of Business,  Finance, and Accounting, vol. 20(5) (September 1993): 653-672. (with  R. LaSalle and R. Jain)
  • "A Comment on A Multidimensional Analysis of Selected Ethical Issues in Accounting," The Accounting Review, vol. 68, no. 2 (April 1993): 411-416. (with L. Ponemon)
  • "Activity Networks for the Support of Concurrent Engineering of Resin Transfer Molding," Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC, vol. 3 (May 1993): 3256-3260. (with D. Wright and V. Karbhari).
  • "Cost Information Barriers and Composite Materials," International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, vol. 7 no. 3 (1992): 215-231. (with V. Karbhari) 
  • "Activity-Based Cost and Management in Composite Materials Product Realization," International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, vol. 7  no. 3 (1992): 232-244. (with V. Karbhari)
  • "Strategies for Delivering Cost-Competitive Composite Products," Advanced Composites: Design, Materials and Processing Technologies, ASM International, Materials Park, OH, (November 1992): 143-150.(with V. Karbhari)
  • "An Alternative Formulation for  Activity  Based Cost  Functions,"  Advances in Management Accounting, vol. 1 (1992): 141-150. (with  K. Poston)
  • "Initial Evidence on the Impact  of  Ethics Integration  in  Accounting  Education," Issues in Accounting Education, vol. 6 no. 2 (Fall 1991): 262-275. (with  K. Hiltebeitel)
  • "An Assessment of  Ethics  Instruction  in Accounting  Education,"  Journal  of Business Ethics, vol. 11 (1992): 37-46. (with  K.  Hiltebeitel)
  • "Decision Makers' Ability to Identify  Unusual  Costs  and Implications for Alternative Estimation  Procedures."  Journal of Applied Business Research, vol. 7 no. 4 (Fall 1991): 36-41. (with  M. Atkinson)        
  • "Student  Attitude  Shifts Attributable to Accounting Microcomputer Projects," Kent/Bentley Journal  of Accounting and Computers, vol. 6 no. 1 (Fall  1990): 56‑64. (with  K.  Hiltebeitel  and W. Harmon) 
  • "The  Effect  of  Mandatory  Microcomputer    Policy   on   Students'   Attitudes   Regarding  Microcomputer  Use," Accounting Systems Journal, vol. 1  no.  2. (Fall 1990): 188‑207. (with  W.  Harmon  and K.  Hiltebeitel)
  • "The IPM Model of  Computer  Virus  Management," Computers and Security, vol. 9 no.5 (August 1990): 411‑418. (with  C.  White) 

Awards & Honors

  • Lerner College Outstanding Outreach/Service Award (2010
  • Junior Achievement Outstanding Leadership Award (2009)
  • VP of Finance/CFO, PAIR Technologies, LLC, Newark, DE (2005-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Delaware Innovation Fund (2005-present)
  • Member, Delaware Economic Development Authority Pre-Venture Fund Board (2006-present)
  • University of Delaware College of Business and Economics – Associate Dean (1997 to 2002)
  • University of Delaware Entrepreneurial Studies Program – Director (2006 to 2010)
  • University of Delaware Venture Development Center – Director (2008 to 2010)


  • Strategic Cost Management & Control Systems

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.

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.

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.

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.

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