Fall 2016

Department Chair Letter – Fall 2016

DEAR ACCOUNTING LONGHORNS: The McCombs School, under the leadership of newly appointed Dean Jay Hartzell and Senior Associate Dean Eric Hirst, is in the process of examining its strategic plan – including faculty composition, curricula, alumni engagement, and branding. I… Continue Reading →

Meet the Newest Accounting Faculty

This fall we welcome two new professors to the Department:  Ronghou Zheng and Nicholas Hallman have both joined us as Assistant Professors. Originally from Wenzhou, China (the birthplace of China’s private economy), Ronghuo Zheng came to Austin because of McCombs’ outstanding… Continue Reading →

Faculty News – Fall 2016

Lecturer Donna Johnston-Blair Selected for Fall 2016 Faculty Honor Roll Lecturer Donna Johnston-Blair was one of a handful of professors in the McCombs School of Business to be selected for the Fall 2016 Faculty Honor Roll! Her students rated her… Continue Reading →

2016-2017 Holbrook Scholars

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Holbrook Scholarship awards! The fifteen Holbrook Scholars were selected from a combination of 3rd, 4th and 5th year integrated MPAs and traditional MPAs. This year’s recipients include: New Awards: Snowy Trowbridge Diva Gulati… Continue Reading →

Sales Tax Avoidance Worth Billions to Online Retailers

by Steve Brooks Texas Enterprise October 10, 2016 Based on Brady Williams paper “Does Use Tax Evasion Provide a Competitive Advantage to E-tailers?” You’re shopping for an iPhone 7. You find it for the same price both at Best Buy… Continue Reading →

The Takeaway – Fall 2016

How Do Experienced Users Evaluate Hybrid Financial Instruments? Shana Clor-Proell (TCU), Lisa Koonce (UT) and Brian White (UT) Journal of Accounting Research, December 2016, 54(5), pp.1267-1296 Clor-Proell, Koonce & White conducted a study with McCombs alumni who had 20 years… Continue Reading →

In Memoriam

Dr. Charles Henry Griffin, BBA ’42, MBA ’48 and PhD ’53, passed away on July 29, 2016. He began his career on the Texas Accounting faculty in 1962. A gifted educator, he was honored with the Jack G. Taylor Teaching… Continue Reading →

A Night of Memories and Goodbyes

The Department of Accounting celebrated at a retirement dinner for friends, family and colleagues of Bill Kinney. Everyone came together to share stories about his impact on accounting research, teaching and auditing practice.              … Continue Reading →

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