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Athar Murtuza

Athar Murtuza, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Accounting and Taxation


Dr. Murtuza’s research includes international accounting and promoting financial literacy among non-business majors.

Hired in 1988, Dr. Murtuza, CMA (inactive), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting and Taxation, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of cost accounting, managerial accounting and accounting ethics. Dr. Murtuza recently developed a new course, “Accounting, Governance and Social Justice,” which increases students’ understanding of the guidance provided through professional codes, regulatory bodies and legislation while familiarizing them with altruism, empathy, moral imagination and social justice as perceived by various faiths. Dr. Murtuza’s research, which is predominantly applied in nature, deals with the history of accounting and on the nexus of accountability and religious beliefs; his work also extends to infusing literary, cultural, and historical perspectives in accounting and business pedagogies. His recent publications have appeared in Accounting Perspectives and the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. Dr. Murtuza regularly presents his research at the regional and annual meetings of the American Accounting Association and the International Conference of Critical Accounting. He earned an MBA with an accounting emphasis in 1980, and in 1984, he obtained a Certificate in Management Accounting (CMA).


  • Ph.D., Washington State University



Office Phone
(973) 761-9233


Office Location
Room 643
Jubilee Hall


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