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Professor, Accounting; Jackson E. Ramsey Centennial Chair in Business
Contact Info

  • Ph.D., Accounting, Georgia State University, 1981
  • M.P.A., Accounting, Georgia State University, 1980
  • M.B.A., Management, Georgia State University, 1973
  • B.B.A., Management, Georgia State University, 1969
Positions Held
  • Professor of Accounting, The University of Memphis, 2003–2016
  • Professor of Accounting, University of Central Florida, 1991–2003
  • Associate and Assistant Professor, The Florida State University, 1981–1991
Select Publications

 “Psychopathy, Academic Accountants’ Attitudes towards Unethical Research Practices, and Publication Success.” Sole authored. The Accounting Review 90:4 (July 2015): 1307–1332.

“The Moderating Effects of Task Complexity and Task Attractiveness on the Impact of Monetary Incentives in Repeated Tasks.” With Nicholas J. Fessler. Journal of Management Accounting Research 23 (2011): 189–210.

“Auditors’ Levels of Dispositional Need for Closure and Effects on Hypothesis Generation and Confidence.” With Cynthia Daily and Thomas J. Phillips, Jr. Behavioral Research in Accounting 23:2 (2011): 27–50.

“Revitalizing Accounting Ethics Research in the Neo-Kohlbergian Framework: Putting the DIT into Perspective.” With Steve Thoma and Irana Scott. Behavioral Research in Accounting 22:2 (2010): 1–26.

“An Examination of the Peer Review Process in Accounting Journals.” With Dana Hermanson and Timothy Louwers. Journal of Accounting Education 26 (2008) 55–72.

Awards and Recognitions
  • George Johnson Preeminent Publication Award, U of Memphis, 2014
  • Innovative Research Award, 18th Annual Ethics Symposium, 2013
  • Distinguished Researcher, 1998, University of Central Florida College of Business Administration

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