Dr. Joann Pinto

Associate Professor | Accounting & Finance | Feliciano School of Business


Telephone: 9736554282

Office: Feliciano School of Business, 375


Jo Ann Pinto is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting & Finance, teaching courses in Cost Accounting, Contemporary Issues in Intermediate Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Financial Statement Analysis. She has been a professor at Montclair State University since 1999. Her research interests lie in the areas of capital markets, foreign currency translation, developing economies and tax policy. In addition to her teaching at Montclair State University, she has been employed as an Adjunct Professor at several area schools including Drew University, Rutgers University, Union County College and Essex County College.

Prior to academia, Dr. Pinto spent nine years in the practice of accounting in both private and public firms; there she specialized in financial accounting and tax accounting. Dr. Pinto enjoys travel and has spent two years living in Brazil where she learned to speak Portuguese fluently; she also understands Spanish and has a working knowledge of French. Her Latin American experiences have informed much of her research and she has a long-range goal of returning to Brazil as a Visiting Professor at a Brazilian University. As a professor at Montclair State, she has presented papers in Canada, India, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Mexico and Italy as well as many locations in the United States. Dr. Pinto has a PhD in Accounting and Applied Economics from Rutgers University, an MBA in Accounting from Montclair State University, an MA in Economics from Montclair State University, and a BS in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


  • Ph D, Accounting-Major; Applied Economics-Minor, 1999, Rutgers University
  • MBA, Accounting, 1994, Montclair State University
  • MA, Economics, 1990, Montclair State University
  • Visiting Foreign Student, Portuguese and French, 1985, University of the Amazons
  • BS, Major-Accounting: Minor-French, 1984, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Refereed Publications

  • Pinto M. J., Lohrey P., (2016). Point-Counterpoint: Should Attendance Be Required in Collegiate Classrooms?. Littleton, Colorado. Contemporary Issues in Education Research.9 (3). (pp. 115-120).
  • Husted S., Pinto J., Romero S., (2013). Elijah Watt Sells Award: A Study of Previous Winners. Littleton, Colorado. American Journal of Business Education.6 (2). (pp. 241-246).
  • Pinto J., Lin B., Lipari J., (2012). Financial Statement Analysis-A Few Considerations from Multinational Companies. . Today's CPA.39 (5). (pp. 30-36).
  • Pinto J., (2011). What is the Real Income of the Poor? An Accountant's Perspecitve. . Journal of Business & Economic Research.9 (6).
  • Pinto J., (2005). The Population Ecology Paradigm: Review and Critique. . Business and Economics Research.
  • Pinto J., (2005). How Comprehensive is Comprehensive Income? The Value Relevance of Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments. . The Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting.
  • Pinto J., (2005). Swimming Against the Tide: The Hidden Costs of Offshoring. . CPA Journal.
  • Pinto J., (2003). Equity Valuation in a Changing Institutional Climate: Evidence from Multinational Utilities. . Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation.12 (1).
  • Pinto J., (2003). Self-Financing Alternative: Borrowing Against a 401-K. . CPA Journal.
  • Pinto J., (2002). Foreign Currency Translation Method Choice: Insights from Game Theory. . Journal of Applied Business Research.18 (4).
  • Pinto J., (2001). Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments as Predictors of Earnings Changes. . Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.11 (1).
  • Pinto J., (2001). Foreign Currency Translation Revisited. . Indian Accounting Review.5 (1).
  • Pinto J., Lipari J., (2000). Hidden Benefits of the Nanny Tax. . The CPA Journal.

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist, Outstanding Accounting Dissertion Award, American Accounting Association (1999)
    Finalist for Outstanding International Accounting Award.
  • Grant Recipient, Women in the Public Sphere, Rutgers University (1998)
    Received $1,500 cash grant to participate in weekly research seminars and present original research,
  • Fellow, Doctoral Internationalization Accounting Consortium, University of Washington (1998)
    Receiv.ed support to attend consortium which focused on international accounting research.
  • Fellow, Doctoral Consortium, American Accounting Association (1997)
    Received support to attend the Annual Doctoral Consortium in Lake Tahoe, California.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, MBA Program, Montclair State University (1992)
    Received a cash award of $500 for high GPA in the MBA program.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, MA Program, Montclair State University (1991)
    Received a cash award of $1,000 for high GPA in the MA program.
  • Beta Alpha Psi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1983)
    Elected to national accounting honor society for high GPA.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Virginia Polytechnic Institue and State University (1983)
    National business honor society for high GPA.
  • Scholarship for Intercultural Exchange, Rotary International (1979)
    Received final support for spending senior year abroad in Brazil as an exchange student.


  • Point-Counterpoint: Should Attendance Be Required in Collegiate Classrooms? Followup Survey to 2016 Published Paper.
  • The Brazilian Economy Under the Workers' Party