For a better viewing experience, please consider updating your browser.

Please upgrade your browser for a better viewing experience.

You are currently using a browser that we no longer support.
Our website features components that only modern browsers support. To ensure that you receive the best experience while visiting the Robert Morris University website, please upgrade your browser to one of our recommended browsers below.

Google Chrome     Firefox     Internet Explorer
Please note: If you are using a version of Internet Explorer greater than IE 7, please ensure that the compatibility mode of your browser is turned off and/or that the document mode is set higher than IE 7.

What we support for Windows: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 9+. Find out more about your browser.


Lois D. Bryan, D.Sc., C.P.A.
University Professor of Accounting (Accounting and Taxation)
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Excellence (School of Business)
412-397-6339 phone (M)
412-397-2217 fax
Massey Hall 100

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Science, , Robert Morris University, 2006
  • Master of Science, Taxation, Robert Morris University, 2000
  • Master of Accountancy, , University of Denver, 1978

Professional Background

  • Certified Public Accountant

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Taxation
  • Managerial Accounting


  • Hess, D. J. & Bryan, L. D. (March, 2012).  Using An IRA For a Planned Charitable Gift.  Practical Tax Strategies, 88 (3), 123-126.
  • Boyas, E, Bryan, L. D. & Lee, T (March 2011).  Conditions affecting the usefulness of pre- and post-tests for assessment purposes.  Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.
  • Eschenfelder, M., Bryan, L. D. & Lee, T. (September 2010).  Assurance of learning: what do economics faculty know and what do they believe?  Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment Vol. 1. 
  • Beaves, R. G., Hetherington, K. M. , & Bryan, L. D. (2009). Roth Conversion in 2010 Creates Unique Financial Planning Opportunities for High Income Taxpayers. Journal of Taxation of Investments.
  • Bryan, L. D. (2009). Corporate Managers' Experience Related to Implementing Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: A Focus on Information systems Issues. Journal of Applied Business Research, 25 (3), 25-35.
  • Hess, D. J. & Bryan, L. D. (December, 2009).  What Should Older Investors Do With Unrealized Losses? Practical Tax Strategies, 83 (6), 327-331.
  • Yahr, M. A., Bryan, L. D., & Schimmel, K. (2009).  Perceptions of college and university codes of ethics. Journal of Academic and Business Ethics.
  • Manna, D. R., Bryan, L. D., & Pastoria, L. G. (2008). A Comparison between Professors and Practitioner's Perceptions of the Need for Accountants to Possess Emotional Intelligence. Journal, Economics and Organization of Enterprise, 3 (1), 17-34.
  • Bryan, L. D., Yahr, M. A., & Rota, D. (2008).  Team-Based Approaches to Compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 1, 50-64.
  • Bryan, L. D. & Smith, A. D. (2005).  Exploring Prevention and Perpetrator Aspects Concerning Employee Fraud in Organizations. International Journal of Management and Enterprise, 2 (¾), 257-287.


6001 University Blvd. Moon Township, PA15108 800-762-0097 © 1995 – 2011 Robert Morris University. All rights reserved.