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Thomas Madison, Ph.D., CPA

Chair of Accounting Department  | Professor of Accounting




  • 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/managerial accounting
  • Financial accounting
  • Management control systems


Tom Madison, Ph.D., CPA, joined the Greehey School of Business faculty in 1998 and has served as chair of the accounting department since 2003. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Texas Society of CPAs, and serves on the board of directors and is treasurer of LiftFund, the largest nonprofit micro-lender in the U.S.

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 students and faculty in the VITA program have prepared over 4,700 income tax returns resulting in refunds for clients of over $8.5 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.
Madison has published research on bank insider trading, organizational downsizing among U.S. manufacturers, and accounting education. 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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