Mark Mellon

Associate Professor




  • Ph.D., Florida State University, Accounting
  • M.B.A., Saint Mary’s University
  • B.B.A., Saint Francis Xavier University, Accounting


Mark Mellon joined Northern Illinois University as an assistant professor in 2018. Mark teaches managerial accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Prior to joining NIU, Mark taught at the University of South Florida, Florida State University and the University of New Brunswick. While at the University of South Florida he was nominated four times for the Beta Alpha Psi ‘Outstanding Teaching Award’. Mark is passionate about teaching the judgement and decision making aspects of managerial accounting.

Mark's research focuses on judgment and decision making that occurs in an accounting context. More specifically, his research examines the impact of monetary incentives and ethical dilemmas upon decision-making. He has published in such journals as the Journal of Business Ethics, Issues in Accounting Education and Behavioral Research in Accounting. 

Selected Publications

Blay, A., E. Gooden, M. Mellon, and D. Stevens. 2018. “Can an Auditor Signature Requirement Reduce Auditor Misreporting? An Experimental Market Examination of Moral Reasoning Effects.” Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming).

Blay, A., E. Gooden, M. Mellon, and D. Stevens. 2018. “The Usefulness of Social Norm Theory in Empirical Business Ethics Research.” Journal of Business Ethics 152 (1): 191-206.

Mellon, M. and R. Marley. 2013. “Roger’s Dilemma: A Situational Examination of Ethical Behavior in the Presence of Internal Control Deficiencies.” Issues in Accounting Education 28 (2): 337-351.

Hobson, J., M. Mellon, and D. Stevens. 2011. “Determinants of Moral Judgments Regarding Budgetary Slack: An Experimental Examination of Pay Scheme and Personality Effects.” Behavioral Research in Accounting 23 (1): 87-107.

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