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Gloria Vollmers, Professor of Accounting



Summer of 2013 - At Loon Lodge in Maine's North Woods

Summer of 2013 – At Loon Lodge in Maine’s North Woods


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University of Maine
Maine Business School
5723 DP Corbett Business Building, Room 342
Orono, ME 04469-5723

Teaching Areas:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting


Ph.D., Accounting, University of North Texas
MS, Business Administration, University of Texas at Dallas
MM, Violin Performance, University of North Texas
AB, Religious Studies, Brown University

Research Interests:

  • Accounting History
  • Cost Accounting

Editor of The Accounting Historians Journal published by the Academy of Accounting Historians.


Vollmers, G. and W. Coons.  (2012) “Budgeting for an Academic Department at a State University – can you believe the numbers?” IMA Educational Case Journal, 5/1.

Vollmers, G. “Accounting and Control in the Persepolis Fortification Tablets,” (2009) The Accounting Historians Journal, 36/2: 93-112.

Jones, N., Golann, B., and Vollmers, G.Exploring the Challenges of a Hybrid Distance Technology Course, (2006) Journal of Informatics Education Research, 8/3: 59-80.

Jones, N., Golann, B. and Vollmers, G. (April-June 2006) “Using Web-Based Technologies in a Graduate Class to Develop an Entrepreneurship Knowledge Portal”, International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies.  1/2: 30-49

Vollmers, G. and T. Tyson.  (November, 2004) “A personal account book of Joseph E. Bell: a record of survival in nineteenth century rural America.” Accounting History.  9/3: 89-109.

Vollmers, G.  (November, 2003) “Industrial Slavery in the United States:  The North Carolina Turpentine Industry 1849-1861.” Accounting, Business and Financial History. 13/3: 369-392.

Vollmers, G and D. Bay. (June, 2001) “Small Time Accounting: a 19th Century Meat Merchant in Maine.” The Accounting Historians Journal. 28/1, 43-66.

Vollmers, G. (June, 1999) “Using Distribution Costs in Decision Making at the Dennison Manufacturing Company, 1909 to 1949.” The Accounting Historians Journal. 26/1.

Vollmers, G. (April, 1998) “The Dennison Manufacturing Company: An Introduction to the Company, Its Most Influential President and Its Archive.” The Accounting Historians Notebook. *

Sriram, R. and G. Vollmers. (1997) “A Reexamination of the Development of the Accounting Profession – Critical Events from 1912-1940.” The Accounting Historians Journal. 24/2: 65-90.

Vollmers, G. (1997) “A History of the Industrial Home Work of the Dennison Manufacturing Company of Framingham, Massachusetts.” Business History Review. 71: 444-470.

Vollmers, G., S, Colburn, and T. Englebrecht. (November, 1997) “Depreciation Deductions Allowed on Antique Musical Instruments Used in a Trade or Business.” The CPA Journal: 68-70.

Vollmers, G. (May, 1997) “Reengineering the Finance Function.” The CPA Journal: 64-66.

Vollmers, G. (June 1996), “Accounting for Idle Capacity – Its Place in the Historical Cost Literature and Conjecture about Its Disappearance.” The Accounting Historians Journal. 23/1:25-50.

Vollmers, G. (1996) “Academic Cost Accounting from 1920-1950: Alive and Well.” Journal of Management Accounting Research. 8: 183-199.

Vollmers, G. (1996)“The Persepolis Fortification Texts: Accounting and Control in Ancient Persia 509-494 B.C.Accounting Enquiries. 6/1: 1-43.

Vollmers, G. “Independence – Is it Just Whistling  Dixie?” “Ethics in Accounting” issue of the Public Interest Section Newsletter of the American Accounting  Association. April 1995.

Colburn, S, T. Englebrecht, and G. Vollmers.  (July, 1994) “Administrative Expenses and the Marital Deduction.” Taxes: 412-419.

Vollmers, G. (1993) “Accounting for Distribution Costs in the Dennison Manufacturing Company During the 1920s and 1930s.” The Accounting Historians Journal. 20/2: 83-94.

Vollmers, G. “The Rest is Commentary – Ethics and Rules.” Ethics Section Newsletter of the American  Accounting Association, June, 1993.


Book chapters:

Vollmers, G.  Vollmers bookkeeping for centuries ,Chapter in Reclaiming Accounting’s Lost Identity, in print, 2013

Jones, N. and Vollmers, G. “Using Web-Based Technologies for Transformative Hybrid Distance Education”, Chapter in Web-Based Education and Pedagogical Technologies: Solutions for Learning Applications, Ed. L. Esnault, IGI Publishing, pp. 37-52, 2008.

Vollmers, G. “Problems and Rewards using Ancient Materials in Accounting Historiography”. Chapter in Doing Accounting History, Ed. R. Fleischman, Elsevier Press, pp. 49-62, 2003.


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