News story 28th Nov 2016

Vale Dr Stephen Smith

Monash Business School is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr Stephen Smith on 23 November 2016 at the age of 51.

Dr Stephen Smith

Stephen was a highly valued and popular member of the Department of Accounting. As well as being an exceptional colleague, Stephen was a much-loved friend to many. Stephen had been battling cancer for a number of years, a battle he fought with a relentlessly positive attitude that inspired all who knew him.

Stephen was awarded his PhD from Melbourne University in 2007, and joined the staff at Monash University as a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Information Technology that same year. He then joined the Department of Accounting and Finance as a Lecturer in 2008, before being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011.

Stephen made a substantial contribution to the Department of Accounting (and its predecessor the Department of Accounting and Finance), Monash Business School, and the Faculty. He was a very accomplished Senior Lecturer and was passionate about his research, his PhD students and his teaching, often commenting that it didn’t really feel like work because he loved it so much.

A funeral service to celebrate Stephen’s life will be held at the St Clement of Rome Parish, Egan Drive, Bulleen on Tuesday 29 November, commencing at 10.30 am. Refreshments will be held afterwards in the hall.

The Monash Business School community acknowledges with gratitude the life and work of Dr Stephen Smith, and extends its deepest sympathy to his wife Pam, his five children and all of his extended family and friends. He will be greatly missed – but very fondly remembered by students and colleagues at Monash Business School and more broadly in the academic community throughout Australia.