• Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1998
  • M.B.A, Angelo State University, 1994
  • B.B.A., Angelo State University, 1989
  • B.A, University of Texas at Austin, 1972


  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Control Systems
  • Accounting for Decision Making (Graduate)


Tom Madison, Ph.D., CPA, joined the Greehey School of Business faculty in 1998. He served as chair of the accounting department from June 2003 to May 2017. Madison was Associate Dean from June 2017 to July 21. He is currently the Ed Boyles Professor of Accounting and chair of the accounting department.

Madison also coordinates the St. Mary’s University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The VITA program is a community service program conducted in conjunction with the St. Mary’s University School of Law which helps low-income working families on San Antonio’s West Side receive income supplements by correctly filing their income tax returns. Over the past five years, St. Mary’s VITA volunteers have contributed more than 20,000 hours to the program and have prepared more than 4,000 income tax returns, resulting in refunds for clients of more than $7 million.

Madison was the 2003 Distinguished Faculty Member for the Greehey School of Business, the 2009 recipient of the Community Service Award from the St. Mary’s Alumni Association, and the 2010 and 2011 recipient of the Community Service Award from the Greehey School of Business. In 2012, Madison received the Marianist Heritage Award and in 2018, St. Mary’s Law awarded Madison the Santa Maria Justice Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of legal and social justice.

Madison has published research on bank insider trading, organizational downsizing among U.S. manufacturers, accounting education, and the tax effects of scholarships, grants and educational aid. He has been a member of teaching teams with the St. Mary’s graduate program in International Relations for immersion courses in economic development in Nicaragua, Bangladesh and Bolivia. His current teaching interests include principles of accounting, financial accounting, cost accounting, and accounting for MBAs.

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