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Shirine L. Mafi , Ph.D.

Shirine L. Mafi

Professor , Management
Department of
Business, Accounting and Economics

p/ 614.823.1796
e/ SMafi@otterbein.edu
Office: Roush Hall 454


  • The Ohio State University, Ph.D., Human Resource Development (HRD) with a minor in Operations Management, 2000
  • Cleveland State University, Masters in Computer Sciences, 1985
  • Marshall University, MBA in Management, 1978
  • Marshall University, BS in Business Administration, 1977


  • Huber, M. & Mafi, S. (2013). Education par excellence: Developing personal competencies and character through philanthropy-based education. Journal of Accounting Education. 31(3), 310-332.
  • Huber, M., Kelly, J., & Mafi, S. (2011), A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Web 2.0 Technologies to Enhance Deeper Learning and Collaboration (pp.228-248) Teaching and Learning with the Net Generation, Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Mafi, S. Huber, M. & Flinn, R. (2009). "A Balanced Look at the use of Contingent Faculty in Accounting Education, " Accounting Student Learning, American Accounting Association.
  • Mafi, S., Huber, M. and Bowersock, V. (2008). "Blueberry Hill Retirement Homes," Case Research Journal, Volume 27:3 & 4:71 - 89

Affiliations & Awards

Professional Affiliations 

  • Member of AHRD (Academy of Human Resource Development)
  • Member of the International Performance Improvement Society
  • Heartland Chapter


  • Winner, Howard Teall Innovation in Accounting Education Award with Huber, M., 2011
  • Advisor of the Year, Otterbein University, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Education with Huber, M., 2009
  • The Center for Community Engagement Citizen Award, Otterbein University, 2009

Personal Biography

Shirine Mafi earned her BS and MBA from Marshall University. She then joined the largest engineering design firm in the U.S., Gilbert Common Wealth in Reading, PA, as a management consultant. She ultimately settled in Columbus with her family and started her teaching career at Otterbein University. In 2000, she received her Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from the Ohio State University. She is also a certified quality auditor (CQA). She is currently a professor of Management at Otterbein University. She has served as the MBA Director and Program Coordinator for the Department at Otterbein. Her areas of interest are in training and performance improvement. Her pedagogical interests are in the area of philanthropy education, quality of adjunct teaching and use of new media technology (i.e., wikis and blogs) to improve students’ learning.

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1556

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