» Accounting Research Lectures

The Argyros Dean’s office has generously sponsored the lecture series for visiting Accounting scholars to present their research. This year’s upcoming events will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. unless stated otherwise. Lectures are open to anyone that would like to attend. If you will be visiting Chapman University for a lecture and need a parking permit or would like additional information regarding the ASBE Accounting Research Lecture Series, please email Dr. Timothy Shields.

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2021 - 2022 Lectures

 April 15, Jeff Clark, Wilkerson 116 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“Do Vesting Requirements Increase the Incentive Effects of Stock Compensation for Rank-and-File Employees?” 

Jeff Clark is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate management accounting courses. He previously was an Assistant Professor in the Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University. His research investigates the use of accounting information in managerial decision-making settings, with a particular emphasis on incentives, performance evaluation, and performance feedback. Jeff earned his BS and MAcc from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He was an auditor with Ernst & Young is a certified public accountant.

Past Lectures

February 17, Andrew Trotman, Argyros Forum 209A | 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“Experiences of Audit Standard Setters: Audit Quality and the Interactions of Parties Involved in the Financial Reporting Supply Chain”

photo of andrew trotmanAndrew Trotman is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting Department at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University. Andrew received his Ph.D. in 2013 from Bond University (Australia). Andrew’s research focuses on the oversight and improvement of audit quality and corporate governance using experimental and qualitative research methods. He has published in The Accounting Review (TAR)Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR)Accounting, Organizations and Society (AOS), and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (AJPT). Andrew is an editorial board member at Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory and serves as the qualitative method faculty expert for the European Audit Research Network Doctoral Consortium.


February 18, Leonard Barcellos, Argyros Forum 209C | 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 "Can Investors See Through Managers' Evasive Responses in Earnings Calls?"
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Leo Barcellos is a PhD. candidate in Accounting at Emory University's Goizueta Business School and is expected to graduate in May 2022. His research focuses on how features of accounting disclosures, both formal and informal, influence infestors' judgement and decision making. Leo's research has been accepted for publication in The Accounting Review, and he has received the prestigious Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Award. Leo is a licensed CPA in Brazil, where he held positions in the federal government and judiciary system with responsibilities related to planning, budgeting, and auditing. He has also been on the faculty of the largest university in Brazil, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he taught several courses in financial and managerial accounting.


March 4, Drew Newman via Zoom | TBA

 "Does pay transparency help or hurt? Evidence on employee motivation."

Drew Newman

Drew Newman is a professor in the School of Accounting at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He joined the Moore School in 2013 after four years as an assistant professor in accounting at the University of Pittsburgh. Newman holds a Ph.D. from Georgia State University and a B.S. and a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama.



February 4, Adam Presslee, Zoom | 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“The Effect of Functional Diversity and Communication Mode on Virtual Team Creativity”

adam presleeAdam Presslee (PhD, CPA) is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance. Adam’s research aims to advance theory that informs practice regarding the design and implementation of effective management control systems. He applies psychology and economic theory to develop predictions regarding the impact of management control system features on employee behavior, and he uses field studies and experiments to test those predictions. Adam’s research has been published in top-tier journals such as The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and Journal of Management Accounting Research, and he has won a number of prestigious research and teaching awards, which are a testament to his commitment to accounting research and education. Adam serves on the editorial board for multiple journals and is the Associate Director of the University of Waterloo’s Center for Performance Management Research and Education.


Kimberly Mendoza, October 22nd

"Audit Report Letter Grades and Financial Reporting Quality: A Laboratory Market Study"

Kimberly MendozaKim Mendoza is an Assistant Professor in Accountancy at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. She obtained her PhD from the University of Washington in 2017. Prior to graduate school, she worked as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Her research focuses on both Auditing and Financial Accounting, and she uses primarily experimental methods to investigate her research questions. Her work in Auditing investigates auditing standards, while her work in Financial Accounting investigates the impact of technology on investors. Kim teaches Data Analytics and developed a course in Data Analytics that won the 2021 AAA Innovation in Accounting Education.  


Phillip Quinn, November 5th

“Disclosure Speed: Evidence from Nonpublic SEC Investigations”

Phillip QuinnDr. Quinn is a tenured professor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. An award-winning researcher and teacher, Dr. Quinn has expertise on issues related to executive compensation, insider trading, and corporate governance. His research regularly appears in leading academic journals, the business media, and has been cited in federal securities law enacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Dr. Quinn received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.



Tracy Majors, November 12th

"Multi-faceted Depletion Effects on Auditor Negotiations: The Importance of a Skeptic or Client Service Natural Disposition and the Client’s Dark Triad Personality."

Tracy MajorsTracie is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at University of Southern California. In her research, she employs theories from psychology and economics to delve into the negative effects of facets of auditors’ day-to-day environment on their judgment and decision making. Her research also incorporates individual attributes and proposes interventions to address identified problems. Tracie currently teaches introductory accounting, and also has experience teaching graduate-level auditing. She earned her doctorate at University of Texas at Austin, and has served on the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her doctorate, she worked in auditing and transaction services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 


Kathryn Kadous, December 3rd

"Does Status Equal Substance? The Effects of Specialist Social Status on Auditor Assessments of Complex Estimates"

Kathryn KadousKathryn Kadous is the Schaefer Chaired Professor of Accounting and the Director and Associate Dean of the Ph.D. Program at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Professor Kadous' research focuses on the judgment and decision-making processes of auditors and investors, as well as related methodological issues. She has published over 30 journal articles and several book chapters. Kadous is a prior editor for The Accounting Review and a current associate editor for the Journal of Accounting Research. She has held several positions with the American Accounting Association, including President of the Auditing Section.