FROM THE CHAIR MICHAEL CLEMENT

DEAR FELLOW ACCOUNTING LONGHORNS: I arrived on the 40 Acres in 1997 not thinking I would ever occupy the Department Chair’s Office, but here I am. I grew up on the East Coast and studied accounting as an undergraduate at… Continue Reading →

THE BULLETIN FACULTY AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Patrick Badolato was recently awarded the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business 2017-2018 Jim Nolen Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. Steve Kachelmeier was honored with the Referee of the Year Award by the Journal of Accounting Research in… Continue Reading →

HOLBROOK SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Roughly 40 million U.S. borrowers have over $1 trillion in student loans, and 70% of undergrad students graduate with some amount of debt. Terri Holbrook, an accounting faculty member, and her husband, Ed Blechschmidt, started the Holbrook Scholar Program in… Continue Reading →

NEW FACULTY MEMBERS

LALE GULER, CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR FALL 2018 CLASSES: Intermediate Accounting in the BBA program PRIOR TEACHING POSITIONS: UT Dallas, Baruch College – City University of New York, Koç University RESEARCH INTERESTS: Corporate governance and managerial incentives EDUCATION: PhD, Texas A&M… Continue Reading →

FACULTY PROMOTION SPOTLIGHT: BRIAN WHITE, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME? Ann Arbor, Michigan is where I was born and lived for most of my childhood. However, my wife’s hometown of Liverpool, England is my adopted hometown. I lived in Liverpool for ten years, our three… Continue Reading →

THE TAKEAWAY: NATHAN SHARP

Nathan Sharp coauthored “Inside the ‘Black Box’ of Sell-Side Financial Analysts” with Lawrence Brown, Andrew Call, and our very own Department Chair, Michael Clement. The FARS (AAA) recently selected that paper as the best financial accounting paper published in the… Continue Reading →

WE WILL MISS YOU, BECKI!

AFTER 14 YEARS AS A LONGHORN, BECKI HENRY IS RETIRING ONE OF MY FAVORITE MEMORIES of working with Becki was decorating the office for the holidays in 2014. Becki’s enthusiasm and competitive spirit was in full force that year—she even… Continue Reading →

HOW SWEET IT IS

Texas McCombs was fortunate enough to have two Elijah Watt Sells Award winners in 2017: Hyungmin Kim and Maureen Sweet, both MPA Class of 2016 graduates. Let’s learn more about one of our winners, Maureen Sweet. Maureen Sweet exemplifies what… Continue Reading →

Department Chair Letter – Fall 2017

Dear Fellow Accounting Longhorns, Last fall, I reported that Deans Hartzell and Hirst initiated a review of the McCombs School’s strategic plan – including branding, classroom design, staffing, and curricula. Branding: The new brand was launched on Monday, November 13,… Continue Reading →

Dr. Granof Receives Top Honor for Achievements in Accounting and Education

AUSTIN, Texas — The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) announced Michael Granof, professor at The University of Texas at Austin, as the recipient of the 2017 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. Granof holds a joint appointment at the… Continue Reading →

New Faculty

The Department of Accounting welcomed several new faculty members this year! Learn more about our newest professors and lecturers: Aysa Dordzhieva Aysa joins the department as an Assistant Professor after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Aysa Dordzhieva… Continue Reading →

The Takeaway – Fall 2017

Product Market Competition and Managerial Disclosure of Earnings Forecasts: Evidence from Import Tariff Rate Reductions Ying Huang (UT), Ross Jennings (UT) and Yong Yu (UT) The Accounting Review, May 2017, 92(3), pp. 185-207 Prior theoretical research in accounting concludes that… Continue Reading →

Gretchen Charrier Receives Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

The University of Texas System Board of Regents named seven University of Texas at Austin faculty members as recipients of the 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA). The awards are the Board of Regents’ highest honor and recognize faculty members… Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Kathy Saqer!

Kathy Saqer retired this year from McCombs after 24 years of guiding students as an academic advisor. An alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, Kathy received her BA in Economics in 1991. We think this added to her… Continue Reading →

Department Chair Letter – Summer 2017

DEAR ACCOUNTING LONGHORNS: On May 20, we celebrated 106 years of UT accounting education at the 2017 MPA Commencement Ceremony. As always, our graduates richly deserve a great send off. For the past seven years, one or more UT students… Continue Reading →

Giving Back to the Community Is Its Own Reward

Each year, students volunteer with the Community Tax Centers of Austin as part of the Tax Practicum course led by Brian Lendecky and J Kamas, lecturers in accounting. It’s often a life-changing experience for these students as they help low-income… Continue Reading →

In Memoriam Ken Brown

It is with great sadness that we share the news of our friend and colleague Ken Brown passing away in November. Retired after thirty-eight years with EY and 28 years as an EY partner, Ken joined our faculty in August… Continue Reading →

Accounting Professor Paul Newman Retires

On April 26, the Department of Accounting celebrated the long and distinguished career of accounting Professor Paul Newman. Retiring this year, he says goodbye to 30 years of teaching and over 40 years of being on The University of Texas… Continue Reading →

Faculty News – Summer 2017

Congratulations to Kristina Zvinakis on her promotion to Senior Lecturer. This well-deserved promotion recognizes her tireless work for the Department of Accounting. In addition, Kristina was honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award at this year’s MPA Commencement. Several Faculty Members… Continue Reading →

Student News – Summer 2017

Congratulations to PhD Student Prasart Jongjaroenkamol on his full-time faculty job at the Singapore Management University. The school specializes in business and management studies, modelling itself after the Wharton School. We hope he finds success educating a new crop of… Continue Reading →

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