Chair, Department of Accounting
Herbert O. Whitten Professor
PhD, Indiana University, 2000
MBA, Indiana University, 1996
BA, Carroll College, 1988Specialties
Financial reporting and financial statement analysis.
How individuals make investment decisions using accounting information.Positions Held
At University of Washington since 2000.
Doctoral Student and Associate Instructor at Indiana University (1994-2000).
U.S. Representative for Namera Trading Company (1991 – 1994).
Quality Control Manager for Pacific Lumber & Shipping Company (1988 – 1991).Current Research
How individuals make investment decisions using accounting information, financial disclosure issues and their impact on investors’ decision-making processes.Honors and Awards
Technology Management MBA Excellence in Teaching Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Dean's Award for Graduate Teaching (2012)
Wells Fargo Faculty Award for Undergraduate Teaching (2010)
Herbert O. Whitten Professor of Accounting (2009 - present)
William A. and Helen I. Fowler Endowment for Special Achievement in Accounting (2008)
Dean's Faculty Research Award (2007)
Undergraduate Faculty of the Year for Accounting (2005, 2007, 2012)
Appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Research Initiative (2007)
Dean's Junior Faculty Research Award (2006)Academic Service
Seattle Children's Hospital Audit Committee
Advisory Committee to the President on Intercollegiate Athletics
Editorial Boards: The Accounting Review; Accounting, Organizations & Society; Behavioral Research in Accounting; Contemporary Accounting ResearchSelected Publications
"Does Voluntary Adoption of a Clawback Provision Improve Financial Reporting Quality?" with Ed deHaan and Terry Shevlin, forthcoming in Contemporary Accounting Research
"Using Online Video to Announce a Restatement: Influences on Investment Decisions and the Mediating Role of Trust" with Brooke Elliott and Lisa Sedor, The Accounting Review,
"The Effects of Financial Statement Information Proximity and Feedback on Cash Flow Forecasts" with Patrick Hopkins and David Wood, Contemporary Accounting Research
, Spring 2010.
"Do Managers Value Stock Options and Restricted Stock Consistent with Economic Theory?" with Shivaram Rajgopal and Terry Shevlin, Contemporary Accounting Research
, Fall 2009.
"Finances and College Athletics," with Lloyd Tanlu, New Directions in Institutional Research: Data-Driven Decision Making in College Athletics,
"The Association Between Non-Professional Investors' Information Choices and Portfolio Returns: The Importance of Investing Experience," with Brooke Elliott and Kevin Jackson, Contemporary Accounting Research
, Summer 2008.
"Top Management Team Prestige and Organizational Legitimacy: An Examination of Investor Perceptions" with Trevis Certo, Journal of Managerial Issues, Winter 2007.Working Papers
"Are MBA students a Good Proxy for Non-Professional Investors?" with Brooke Elliott, Jane Kennedy, and Maarten Pronk, The Accounting Review, January 2007.
"The Evolution of Stock Option Accounting: Disclosure, Voluntary Recognition, Mandated Recognition and Management Disavowals," with Jim Frederickson and Jamie Pratt, The Accounting Review, October 2006.
"Management Reporting Incentives and Classification Credibility: The Effects of Reporting Discretion and Reputation," with Pat Hopkins and Jamie Pratt, Accounting, Organizations and Society, October 2006.
"Audit Qualifications of Income-Decreasing Accounting Changes,” with Roger Martin and Jamie Pratt, Contemporary Accounting Research, Summer 2006.
"The Impact of Expertise and Investment Familiarity on Investors’ Use of Online Financial Report Information,” with Maarten Pronk, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Summer 2006.
"Does Search-facilitating Technology Improve the Transparency of Financial Reporting?" with Jane Kennedy and Laureen Maines, The Accounting Review, July 2004.
"Investors’ Perception of Earnings Quality, Auditor Independence, and the Usefulness of Audited Financial Information," Accounting Horizons, Supplement 2003.
"Hyperlinking Unaudited Information to Audited Financial Statements: Effects on Investor Judgments," The Accounting Review, October 2001.
"Does the Location and Organization of Disaggregated Information Improve Financial Statement Transparency?" with Rob Bloomfield, Pat Hopkins and Kristi Rennekamp, accepted for presentation at the 2011 Contemporary Accounting Research Conference.
"Do Compensation Clawback and Holdback Provisions Change Executive Reporting Choices?" with Amanda Winn.
"Economic Consequences of Voluntary Adoption of Clawback Provisions" with Ed deHaan, Terry Shevlin, and Court Weddle.