Victoria Shoaf, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Professor, Accounting and Taxation

Victoria Shoaf is a professor in the Department of Accounting and Taxation. She previously served as dean of the Tobin College of Business and associate dean for Academic Affairs, following service as chair and assistant chair of the Department of Accounting and Taxation. She was awarded the 1997 Lasdon Dissertation Award. In addition to publications addressing financial and international accounting issues and accounting education (The Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Association for Financial Professionals Journal, Journal of Accounting Education, Bank Accounting & Finance, Commercial Lending Review, Review of Business), her research includes studies of the problems of corporate social responsibility and business ethics dilemmas in the new economy (Journal of Business Ethics, Business Horizons). Prior to earning her Ph.D. and joining St. John's University on a full-time basis, Shoaf worked for over 15 years in the retail industry with merchandising firms. Her expertise is in establishing effective accounting systems and controls, including operational functions such as order entry and fulfillment, inventory control, point-of-sale data transfers and sales audit, as well as financial accounting functions. She has held controllership/CFO positions at Laura Ashley, Inc., Greeff Fabrics, Inc., and Tie Rack, Inc. While working in industry and completing her doctoral degree, Shoaf taught accounting courses as an adjunct instructor at Pace University and at Baruch College. She received a commendation from the dean at Pace University for teaching excellence, and she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship at Baruch College. Shoaf currently serves on the board of the New York State Society of CPAs Queens/Brooklyn Chapter. She is also an active member of the American Accounting Association, and has served on the board (2004-2007) and as the president (2005-06) of the Northeast Region of that organization. She is a member of the St. John’s University chapter of the Ladies of Charity and serves as the treasurer on the board of the Ladies of Charity USA.

Ph.D., Business (Accounting), Baruch College, CUNY
M.B.A., Accounting, Pace University
B.A., English, California State College