Lasse Mertins, PhD, CMA

Lasse Mertins, PhD, CMA

Professor of Practice and Vice Dean for Education and Partnerships
Academic AreaAccounting

Lasse Mertins is Vice Dean for Education and Partnerships at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Mertins joined the Carey Business School in 2014. Before his academic career, Mertins worked as a management accountant in the food industry.

Mertins is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a doctorate in accounting. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with expertise in the areas of financial statement analysis, managerial accounting and performance assessments. His research has been published in many scholarly journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Literature, Advances in Accounting, and Issues in Accounting Education.


  • Ph. D, Business, Virginia Tech
  • MS, Accounting and Information Systems, Virginia Tech
  • BA, Business, Leibniz-Akadmie Hannover


Selected Publications

  • Sassen, R., Azizi, L., and Mertins, L. (2022). What are the Motivations and Barriers to Disclosing Voluntary Sustainability Information by U.S. Universities in STARS Reports? Journal of Cleaner Production, 359, 1-15.
  • Goedker, K., and L. Mertins (2018). CSR Disclosure and Investor Behavior: A Proposed Framework and Research Agenda. Behavioral Research in Accounting, 30(2), 37-53.
  • Long, J. H., L. Mertins, L., B. Vansant, B., and D. Searcy (2018). Toomer’s Energy Drinks: Fueling Earnings Management? Issues in Accounting Education, 33(1), 29-43.
  • Bento, R., L. Mertins, and L. White. (2017). Ideology and the Balanced Scorecard: An Empirical Exploration of the Tension Between Shareholder Value Maximization And Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics, 142(4): 769-789.
  • Mertins, L. and L. White. (2016). Presentation Formats, Performance Outcomes and Implications for Performance Evaluations. Advances in Management Accounting, 26: 1-34.
  • Long, J., L. Mertins, and B. Vansant (2015). The Effects of Firm-Provided Measure Weightings on Evaluators' Incorporation of Non-Contractible Information. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 27(1): 47-62.
  • Mertins, L., D. Salbador, and J. Long (2013). The Outcome Effect - A Review and Implications for Future Research. Journal of Accounting Literature, 31 (1): 2-30.
  • Long, J., L. Mertins, and D. Searcy. (2013). IRCS: Valuing Ethics at the Expense of Inventory. Issues in Accounting Education, 28 (1): 153-172.



  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Global Immersion: Finance in Europe
  • Innovation Field Projects (Faculty Advisor)

Honors and Distinctions

  • Editorial Board Member: Issues in Accounting Education
  • Editorial Board Member: Advances in Management Accounting
  • 2015 Black & Decker Research Grant
  • AAA 2016 Midyear Meeting Outstanding Case Award of the Management Accounting Section (with James Long, DeWayne Searcy and Brian Vansant)