Margaret Shackell-Dowell has been teaching and researching in managerial accounting at the University of Notre Dame for the past seven years. Her primary research interests are in performance measurement and decision making. She approaches her work from multiple perspectives, and has successfully published empirical archival, survey, and behavioral work. Shackell-Dowell's research has been published in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and in Contemporary Accounting Research. Her interests lie in improving efficiency of resource allocation through allocation of decision rights, performance measures, rewards, or assisted decision making. Shackell-Dowell's publications have dealt with such topics as Internet firms' organizational structure, research and development incentives, and investment in employee satisfaction versus technology. She earned her PhD in accounting from the University of Michigan (1999).