Mark Nixon

  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Accounting
  • National Tax Instructor, PWC
  • National Tax Instructor, Deloitte
  • National Tax Instructor, EY
  • National Tax Instructor, KPMG
  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University-Coll Stat
  • BS Brigham Young University/Utah
  • Office: Morison Hall - 119 | 781.891.2087 | mnixon@bentley.edu
  • Department Phone: 781.891.2143 | Department Fax: 781.891.2896

Teaching Interests

Federal Taxation

Research Interests

Behavioral Research; Taxpayer Behavior and Compliance; Business Ethics; Service Learning

Consulting/Practice Interests

Business/Tax consulting; Tax preparation

Bio

Teaching interests in the area of taxation. Research interests include behavioral issues in tax compliance. Published in the Journal of Business Ethics. Specialized in tax planning and business consulting on the staff of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells and as a sole practitioner. Developed several small businesses as an entrepreneur.

Professional Memberships

  • American Accounting Association Present
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Present
  • American Taxation Association Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2014, 20 Year Participation, Internal Revenue Service - VITA Program
  • 2003, Bentley College Faculty Service-Learning Award
  • 2003, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award, 2002
  • 1996, Bentley Service Learn Center, Faculty Award
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Marcel, M., Bianco, C. A., Osterheld, K. K., Levy, E. S., Nixon, M. R. (2014). From Silos to Pipelines: Free Flow of Content Via Course Integration. Advances in Accounting education, (15) 167-200.
  • Bianco, C. A., Lindblom, C., Nixon, M. R. (2014). The Impact of Online Assignments on Student Performance. Advances in Financial Education. 30.
  • Bianco, C. A., Marcel, M., Levy, E. S., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K. (2013). The Integration of Accounting and Finance in the Introductory Classroom: Results from Generation Y. Journal of Accounting and Finance, (13) 6 25 pages.
  • Salimbene, F. P., Lynch, J. E., Nixon, M. R. (2008). A Role for Service-Learning in Tax Education: Teaching Compliance and Controversy Resolution. Academy of Legal Studies in Business, , (Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting) 39 12.
  • Nixon, M. R., Holmes, S., Strand, C., Nixon, C. (2000). Market Valuation of Asset Impairment in the Petroleum Industry. Journal of Accounting & Business Research, (81) 1 1-20.
  • Usoff, C. A., Nixon, M. R. (1998). Leadership and Technical Ability: Determinants of Student Project Team Performance. Advances in Accounting Education, (1) 93 - 114.
  • Nixon, M. R., Nixon, C. (1998). Where Have All The Assets Gone? SFAS No. 121, An Extension. Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly, (46) 3 1393-1403.
  • Nixon, M. R., Nixon, C. (1995). The Relationship Between Methods of Income Reconstruction and the Successful Party in Federal Tax Cases. Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly, (43) 4 659-676.
  • Nixon, M. R. (1994). Ethical Reasoning and Privileged Information: Resolving Moral Conflict. Journal of Business Ethics, (13) 7 571-577.
  • Nixon, M. R., Nixon, C. (1992). Return of the Investment Tax Credit?. Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly, (4) 40 350-364.

    Book Chapters


  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Nixon, M. R. (1999). Ethics in the Public Accounting Profession In Robert E. Frederick, Edward S. Petry Jr, (Eds.) . 164-177. Oxford: Basil Blackwell
  • Nixon, M. R. (1996). Introduction to Deduction and Losses In Dickens, Thomas L, (Eds.) . 59. Houston, TX: DAME Publications, Inc
  • Nixon, M. R. (1995). Introduction to Deductions and Losses In Dickens, Thomas L, (Eds.) . 59. Houston, TX: DAME Publications, Inc
  • Nixon, M. R. (1994). Introduction to Deductions and Losses In Dickens, Thomas L, (Eds.) . 59. Houston, TX: DAME Publications, Inc

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Bianco, C. A.Lindblom, C.Nixon, M. R. (2013). Impact of Online Assignments on Student Performance American Business Academy, (Financial Education Association)
  • Bianco, C. A.Levy, E. S.Marcel, M.Osterheld, K. K.Nixon, M. R. (2011). From Silos to Pipelines: Free Flow of Content via Course Integration American Accounting Association, (American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting)

  • Other(s)


  • Nixon, M. R. (2007). West Federal Taxation - Taxation of Business Entities, Study Guide, 2008Thompson Higher Education. 348.
  • Nixon, M. R. (2006). Study Guide - Taxation of Business Entities - 2007 EditionThompson. 368.
  • Nixon, M. R. (2005). Study Guide - Taxation of Business Entities - 2006 EditionThompson. 324.
  • Nixon, M. R. (2004). Study Guide - Taxation of Business Entities, 2005 EditionThompson. 324.
  • Presentations

  • Bianco, C. A., Lindblom, C., Nixon, M. R. (2013). “Impact of Online Assignments on Student Performance” Presented at the Financial Education Association Financial Education Association Bermuda
  • Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K. (2012). “The Integration of Accounting and Finance in the Introductory Classroom:Results From Gen Y” Presented at the FMA Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Conference Atlanta, GA
  • Levy, E. S., Bianco, C. A., Marcel, M., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K. (2012). “Reinventing the Introductory Accounting Courses” Presented at the Academy of Business Research Academy of Business Research Spring Conference 2012 New Orleans, LA
  • Bianco, C. A., Nixon, M. R., Osterheld, K. K., Marcel, M., Levy, E. S. (2011). “Where Accounting and Finance Meet” Presented at the Financial Education Association Academy of Business Education and the Financial Education Association Orlando, FL
  • Bianco, C. A., Levy, E. S., Marcel, M., Osterheld, K. K., Nixon, M. R. (2011). “From Silos to Pipelines: Free Flow of Content via Course Integration” Presented at the American Accounting Association American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting Denver, CO
  • Lynch, J. E., Cho, A., Morse, C. M., Nixon, M. R. (2009). “Ethics and IRS Return Preparer Penalty Programs”
  • Lynch, J. E., Cho, A., Morse, C. M., Nixon, M. R. (2009). “Ethics and IRS Return Preparer Penalty Programs”
  • Salimbene, F. P., Lynch, J. E., Nixon, M. R. (2008). “A Role for Service-Learning in Tax Education: Teaching Compliance and Controversy Resolution” Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting Long Beach, CA
  • Lynch, J. E., Fallacaro, B., Martin, L., Hall, M. E., Nixon, M. R. (2008). “Taxpayer Advocate Service: Your Voice at the IRS”
  • Lynch, J. E., Bousanakis, P., Fallacaro, B., Nixon, M. R. (2006). “Taxpayer Advocate Service and Collection”
  • Lynch, J. E., Chiaramida, R., Bousanakis, P., Nixon, M. R. (2005). “Collection Updates and New Methods”
  • Lynch, J. E., Nixon, M. R., O'Shea, E. A., Philbrick, W., Grossman, D. H. (2003). “Collection Appeals Process and Practice”
  • Wiggins, W. P., Nixon, M. R. (2003). “How to Develop an ESL Friendly Curriculum”
  • Wiggins, W. P., Nixon, M. R. (2002). “How to Start and Run a Successful Low Income Taxpayer Clinic”
  • Nixon, M. R., Klein, L. A. (1998). “Ethical Framework and the Federal Income Tax Structure”
  • Nixon, M. R., Holmes, S. A., Nixon, C. J., Strand, C. (1998). “Market Recognition of Asset Impairment in the Oil and Gas Industry”
  • Nixon, M. R., Holmes, S. A., Strawser, R. H. (1998). “The Role of Cognitive Complexity in the Decision making Environment of Managers”
  • Nixon, M. R., Rowe, G., Nixon, R. (1997). “One Leader or Two: Which is better for Self-Managed Student Team Performance?” Presented at theAdministrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Meeting Canada
  • Nixon, M. R., Klein, L. A. (1997). “Federal Income Taxes: Isn't it Time for a Change?”
  • Nixon, M. R., Usoff, C. A. (1997). “Leadership and Technical Ability: Determinants of Student Project Team Effectiveness”
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Mentor (Student) for CPA Exam Information Coordinator 2018 - Present
  • University Service


  • Committee Member for Curriculum Committee 2018 - 2018
  • University Senate for University Senate 2018 - 2018
  • Department Chair for Department of Accountancy 2005 - 2015
  • Professional Service


  • Execuive Committee Member for American Accounting Association - Accounting Progam Leadership Group 2010 - 2015