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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 is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting and Taxation, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting primarily in the areas of cost and managerial accounting.  Dr. Murtuza’s research, which is predominantly contributions to practice in nature, include international accounting and promoting financial literacy among non-business majors.  He has presented his work at the 12th World Congress of Accounting Historians held in Istanbul, about the financial vocabulary of the Qur’an.  He has also presented his research at the Business Education at Catholic Universities Conference, with colleagues Theresa Henry and Renee Weiss.  His paper comparing the Islamic Muhtasib and the American CPA, written with Wagdy Abdallah and published in an Indonesian journal, was treated as newsworthy of 250 words by the in 2007.  His presentation (2007) with Donna Dietz about integrating financial literacy in accounting courses at the national meeting of the American Accounting Association was the recipient of Bea Sanders/AICPA award.  His research has also been published in the Journal of Accounting Business and Economics and the National Accounting Journal.  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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