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Accounting Ph.D. Placements

Accounting: Academic Placements

Accounting Doctoral Degree Graduates total 155 from 1967 to 2015.  The Accounting doctoral graduates for the last five years are listed below by year of graduation with thesis title, committee, and initial placement.

CHAPMAN, Kimball 2015

Thesis: Limited Investor Attention and the Earnings Announcement Premium

Committee: Barron (Chair), Green, Muller, Misangyi (Management)

Initial Placement: Washington University, St. Louis

KOHARKI, Kevin 2014

Thesis: Mandatory Disclosure Requirements and Rating Agency Catering: A Study of the Rule Changes for Qualified Special Purpose Entities

Committee: Muller (Chair), Barron, Laux, Ambrose (Risk Management)

Initial Placement:Washington University, St. Louis


Thesis: Accounting: Chief Accounting Officers (CAOs), Internal Controls, and Auditor Effort

Committee: Barron (Chair), Dirsmith, Louis, Hambrick, (Management)

Initial Placement:University of Arizona

FLASHER, Renee 2013

Thesis: Impact of a Home-Country Regulator on Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Inspections for Foreign Accounting Firms

Committee: Huddart (Chair), Du, Qu, Crocker (Risk Management)

Initial Placement: Ball State University

HOFFMAN, Patrick 2013

Thesis: Does Audit Regulation Stifle Misreporting? The Case of the Hedge Fund Industry

Committee: Barron (Chair), Givoly, Green, Simin (Finance)

Initial Placement: Purdue University

RHODES, Adrienne 2013

Thesis: The Relationship Between the use of Accounting Measures in Debt and Incentives Contracts

Committee: Huddart (Chair), Dirsmith, Du, Ghosh (Statistics)

Initial Placement: Texas A&M University

WATSON, V. Luke 2013

Thesis: Executive Overconfidence and Financial Reporting of Unrecognized Tax Benefits

Committee: Muller (Chair), Givoly, Laux, Thompson (Law), Handlon (MIT)

Initial Placement: University of Florida

BONSALL, Sam 2012

Thesis: The Informational Effect of Firm-Funded Certification: Evidence from the Bond Rating Agencies

Committee: Fischer and Muller (Co-Chairs), Barron, Givoly, Huang (Finance)

Initial Placement: Ohio State University

SCHENCK, Kristy 2012

Thesis: The Deterrence Effects of SEC Enforcement Actions

Committee: Givoly (Chair), Gong, Fischer, Crocker (Risk Managment)

Initial Placement: Bucknell University

PENN, Michael 2012

Thesis: Read All About It: Do Auditors Respond to Press Visibility?

Committee: Barron (Chair), Dirsmith, Givoly, Green, Dardis (AD PR)

Initial Placement: Florida State University

SINCLAIR, James 2011

Thesis: Past Performance and Changes in Local Bias

Committee: Muller (Chair), Fischer, Givoly, Upneja (HRRM)

Initial Placement: University of Connecticut

BOZANIC, Zahn 2011

Thesis: The Role of Accounting-based Financial Covenants in Preventing Defaults of Public Debt

Committee: Fischer and Muller (Co-Chairs), Barron, Givoly, Reilly (Law)

Initial Placement: Ohio State University