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Asst. Dir., School of ACTG; Program Dir., M.S.A.; Assoc. Prof; RSM Faculty Scholar
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Research and Teaching Interests
  • Financial Reporting and Disclosure
  • Auditing
  • Creative / Effective Teaching Methods
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
  • M.S. in Accounting, University of Virginia, 2001
  • B.S. in Commerce (Accounting), University of Virginia, 1997
Positions Held
  • James Madison University, Associate Professor, 2016-present
  • Clemson University, Assistant Professor, 2012-2016
  • College of William and Mary, Assistant Professor, 2006-2012
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Research Assistant and Instructor, 2001-2006
  • University of Virginia, Research Assistant and Instructor, 2000-2001
Select Publications

Comunale, C., Irving, J., and Trainor, J. (2023). The Accounting Pipeline: Insights from Professionals and Students. The CPA Journal (forthcoming).

Comunale, C., Hayes, D., & Irving, J. (2022). Keeping an Investigative Eye on the Financial Pulse of a Company Using Data Analytics. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting 14 (3): 514-528.

Bailey, C., Briggs, J., & Irving, J. (2022). Test-Wiseness and Multiple-Choice Accounting Questions: Implications for Instructors. Issues in Accounting Education, 37 (2): 1-14.

Hayes, D., Irving, J., Kerler, W., & Lee, L. (2021). Bluth Company: An Adobe Acrobat Case Motivated by Practitioner Feedback. AIS Educator Journal, 16 (1): 1-18.

Hollingsworth, C. & Irving, J. (2021). A Review of Disciplinary Orders Issued by the PCAOB: 2005-2017. Current Issues in Auditing, 15 (1): A1-A18.

Awards and Recognitions
  • College of Business Distinguished Teacher Award, 2023
  • Dean's Impact Award, 2022-2023
  • Dr. Otto C. Brenner Memorial Award, Outstanding Undergraduate Professor, 2021
  • JMU College of Business Best Practitioner Paper Award (2nd place), 2017
  • Alfred N. Page Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of William and Mary, 2011
  • BBA Class of 2009 Faculty Excellence Award, College of William and Mary, 2009

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