Doctorate of Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University, Accounting Concentration, 2012
Masters of Accounting Information Systems, Florida International University, 1998
Bachelor of Accounting and Management, Florida International University, 1997, Cum Laude
Dr. Paz holds four active certifications: CPA Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and Florida, CITP Certified Information Technology Professional, CFF, Certified in Financial Forensics and CGMA, and Certified Global Management Accountant.
Before the transition to academia, she was a Chief Financial Officer for a franchisor and held several controllers and Corporate Controller positions.
Dr. Paz has several publications. Her research interests are AIS, Forensic accounting, financial and managerial accounting, data analytics, and technology in the classroom.
Murrar, A., Batra, M., Paz, V., Asfour, B. and Balmakhtar, M. (2021), "Employability of job applicants in skillful jobs: commonality in employer and employee perspectives," International Journal of Manpower, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJM-10-2020-0454.
Creel, T, Paz, V & Olear, C. (2021). Kahoot! Gamification in an Accounting Class. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice. Volume 2 Issue 20.
Creel, T, Paz, V & Olear, C. (2021) Using a Plant Tour to Help Teach Job Order Costing. Journal of Accounting and Finance.
Zaidi, S. & Paz, V (2021). Do Core and Non-Core Cash Flows from Operations Persist Differentially in Predicting Future Cash Flows? Analyses Based Upon Industry Membership. Journal of Business & Economics: Inquiries and Perspectives. 11(November 1, 2020).
Souza, J.L. Paz, V., Zaidi, S. & Dzielski, S. (2021). The Impossible Interview: A Two-Stage Interview Case for Auditing Students. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research.
Souza, J., & Paz, V. (2020). 10-Minute Training: Developing Critical Thinking Skills with Logic Games. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice. 20 (2).
Creel, T., Paz, V., & Horne, K. (2020). Using Movie Clips to Help Teach Accounting Principles. Journal of Accounting and Finance. 19 (8).
Creel, T. & Paz, V. (2019) Building Airplanes in an Accounting Class: An Interactive Exercise in Managerial or Cost Accounting. AccouInstructors’ctors' Report. Winter 2019.