Hank Alewine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
UAH College of Business


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Hank C. Alewine, Ph.D., CPA, is an Associate Professor of Accounting at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. He earned his Doctorate in Accounting from the University of Kentucky’s Von Allmen School of Accountancy as well as a graduate certificate in environmental systems. Additionally, he earned a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor or Art in Biology from Coker University.

Dr. Alewine’s early research investigated the behavioral effects on management decisions involving nontraditional accounting information, with a focus on environmental accounting settings. He published six articles based on his research findings. In 2020, he diversified his research portfolio to include “space accounting” by publishing an article exploring accounting’s upcoming role in the expanding space economy. Dr. Alewine’s pioneering work in this emerging area was acknowledged through the publication of Space Accounting in the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal in 2020. Since then, he has published five additional articles on the topic in various prestigious journals. He also recently introduced a new course on space accounting at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Before embarking on his academic career, Dr. Alewine gained valuable experience as an auditor for a South Carolina accounting firm. This experience provided him with firsthand insights on the practical applications of accounting principles, strengthening his ability to connect academic concepts with real-world applications.

Throughout his career, Dr. Alewine has been recognized for his outstanding contributions. He received the UAH College of Business 2023 Outstanding Faculty Member Award and was honored as the Highly Commended Award Winner at the 2013 Literati Awards for Excellence.


  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Kentucky, 2010
  • M.Acc., University of South Carolina, 2004
  • B.A., Biology, Coker College, 2002

Honors & Awards

  • 2023 UAH College of Business Outstanding Faculty Member
  • Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013 for the article, “How does environmental accounting information influence attention and investment?” published in the International Journal of Accounting and Information Management.


  • Space Accounting
  • Environmental & Ecological Accounting
  • Management Judgment & Decision Making

Recent Publications

  • Tucker, B. P., and H. C. Alewine. Everybody’s business to know about space: cross-disciplinarity and the challenges of the new space age. Space Policy, 101573.

  • Tucker, B. P., and H. C. Alewine. 2023. The roles of management control: lessons from the apollo program. Contemporary Accounting Research 40 (2): 1046–1081.

  • Tucker, B. P., and H. C. Alewine. 2022. It's not rocket science: humanities, arts and social sciences in the space sector. Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 4 (2): 41-54. (commissioned paper)

  • Tucker, B. P., and H. C. Alewine. 2022. Space for accounting and accountability: realising potential management accounting research contributions to the space sector. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 35 (6): 1353-74. (commissioned paper)

  • Tucker, B. P., and H. C. Alewine. 2021. The sunk cost fallacy and throwing the baby out with the bathwater: a little like rocket science. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 34 (4): 1016-7.

  • Alewine, H. C. 2020. Space accounting. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 33 (5): 991-1018.

  • Alewine, H. C., and D. Stone. 2017. Accounting systems’ design matters: evaluability and mode influence environmental performance judgments. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research 20: 23-62.

  • Alewine, H. C., C. D. Allport, and M. Shen. 2016. How measurement framing and accounting information system evaluation mode influence environmental performance judgments. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems 23: 28-44.

  • Alewine, H. C., and T. Miller. 2016. How balanced scorecard format and reputation related to environmental objectives influence performance evaluations. Advances in Management Accounting 27: 123-65.

  • Alewine, H. C., and D. Stone. 2016. The joint influence of evaluation mode and benchmark signal on environmental accounting-relevant decisions. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal 36 (2): 124-52.