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Margie LaShawMargie LaShaw

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4498
Fax: 509.777.3723
Office Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 310 G

Margie Ness LaShaw joined the Whitworth faculty in 1988 and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Accounting in the School of Global Commerce & Management. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Idaho and a Master of Accounting degree from Washington State University. She earned a Doctor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in accounting, from Anderson University. She is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Washington. Her teaching areas of interest include financial accounting, introduction and intermediate levels, international accounting, auditing and small business management. LaShaw's research interests include international accounting, integration of faith in business, church financial reporting and accounting teaching pedagogy. She has presented and published in various professional journals including: Journal of Biblical Integration and Business.


  • Doctorate of Business Administration, Anderson University
  • C.P.A., M.A. Washington State University
  • B.S. University of Idaho

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Financial accounting, non-profit accounting and reporting, accounting budget and control

Professional history:

  • Worked as an audit and tax staff accountant for accounting firms
  • Certified public accountant in Washington.

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Published "Measuring the Financial Transparency in Christian Colleges" in the Journal of Biblical Integration in Business.

Presenations include:

  • "Equipping Accounting Majors for the Marketplace: Are Christian Colleges Ready for the Implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)?" at the Christian Business Faculty Association, annual meeting, Tampa, Florida (2010)
  • "An Accounting Project that Serves the University," at the Christian Business Faculty Association, Rogers, Ark. (2009)
  • Doctoral dissertation, "The Adequacy of Church Financial Reporting in Eastern Washington" at the Christian Business Faculty Association Meeting (2006).
  • "The Impact of Faith on Ethical Choices in Business," to the Spokane Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (2005); discussant on accounting issues at the Christian Business Faculty Association annual meeting (2005); presentations on Christian traditions and ethics at the CBFA annual meeting (2004).
  • Board Member and Chair of the Christian Business Faculty Association, which assists and encourages Christian business faculty in the study, integration, teaching, and application of Biblical truths in service to the academy, students, and the business community (2010-11).
Awards and recognitions
  • Won Best Pedagogical Paper by the Christian Business Faculty Association (2010).
  • Named Young Career Woman of the Year by the Lewiston Clarkston Business and Professional Women's Club (1985)