Business Faculty

Dr. Massood SaffarianDr. Massood Saffarian

Associate Professor, Business Accounting and Economics
Herrington Hall, Room 248





  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics
    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
    Doctorial Dissertation Title: Development of a Community Simulation Model as an experiential learning tool. The model is applicable to any county in the United States for impact analysis. The model is also useful for teaching the economic concepts as well as usage by the local leaders for decision making. I was responsible for construction of the model including the computer programming and application of the model to two counties in state of Oklahoma. The project was founded by the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • M.Sc., Financial Accounting
    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • B.Sc. Cost Accounting
    College of Advanced Accounting, Iran


  • August 2008-Present: Associate Professor of Business
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
    Teaching Accounting and Economics.
  • 2001-2008: Associate  Professor, College of Business
    Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Enid, OK
    Economics: Introductory Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, International Economics and Agricultural Economics. Accounting: Auditing, Advanced Auditing, Advanced Accounting I, Advanced Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting I, Cost Accounting II, International Accounting and Petroleum Accounting. Management: Production Operations Management, developed online using Blackboard program. Finance:  Business Finance, developed online using Blackboard program.
  • 1998-2000: Research Assistant, College of Agricultural Economics
    1993-1997: Computer Lab Instructor and Lab Monitor, College of Business
    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • 1977-1986: Hotel Manager, Atrak Hotel
    Mashhad, Iran
    The hotel was rated four-star and maintained a 94% occupation rate per year during my management occupation.
  • 1972-1975: Assistant Accountant
    A. Hakim Trade Company, Tehran
  • 1971-1972: Night Auditor
    Kings’ Hotel, Tehran
    Computer Skills: MS Excel, MS Word, Internet, and Impact Analysis for Planning (IMPLAN), Shazam program, Blackbosrd and WebCT.


  • Served as Chair of Assessments for Undergraduate Students, College of Business, NWOSU
  • American Agricultural Economic Association
  • Journal of the Community Development Society
  • NWOSU Enid Multicultural Club
  • Center for Business Development and the Business, E-Commerce and Agriculture Department

Professional Activities

  • Developed six new courses in accounting and economics
  • Attending the Financial Accounting Conferences, (years 2001 and 2007), sponsored by the College of Business Administration, Oklahoma State University, OK
  • Managing the annual meetings of Oklahoma Society of Accountants with NWOSU accounting students
  • Hosting Oklahoma Accounting Educators’ Conference 2008–Enid campus


  • Submitted paper for publication: Massood Saffarian, and Michael Woods, "Development of a Simulation Model for Classroom Teaching".

Invited Guest Lecturers

  • Mrs. Christy Mapp, audit partner of Conoco Company
  • Dr. Shahrokh Sodagaran, Department Head at School of Accounting, Oklahoma State University
  • Dr. David Heneberry, Assistant Dean for International Programs, Division of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources and professor of International Economics at Oklahoma State University


  • Outstanding Professor of Business-Year 2008