Rosemary Fullerton Professor, Utah State University
Rosemary Fullerton is an associate professor at Utah State University where she has taught in the School of Accountancy for eight years. During her tenure at Utah State, she has been affiliated with the Shingo Prize, serving as a site examiner and team leader. She has also evaluated several Shingo achievement reports and served as a reviewer for the Shingo Research Prize.
Dr. Fullerton’s research is centered on the relationships among Lean manufacturing, cost accounting and performance measures, and firm profitability. Her current research interests include investigating the prevalence of Lean accounting and the impact of cost accounting practices in Lean manufacturing environments. Dr. Fullerton has published her research in some of the top academic operations management and accounting journals. She has presented her research at various universities and conferences throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Belgium, Finland, and the Netherlands. Dr. Fullerton has won various awards for her teaching and research. In 2004 she was awarded a Shingo Research Prize for her manuscript, The Role of Performance Measures and Incentive Systems in Relation to the Degree of JIT Implementation, co-authored with Dr. Cheryl McWatters from the University of Alberta. Professor Fullerton is currently serving a sabbatical and working with various manufacturing firms across the country on applications of Lean accounting.
Dr. Fullerton has a PhD from the University of Utah. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Utah State University. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a CPA; she currently serves on the Business and Management Council of the Utah Association of CPAs. She is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.