2024 Conference Presenters

List of conference presenters with a short biography.

John Campbell, University of Georgia

The Amount and Quality of R&D Capitalization Under International Financial Report Standards (IFRS)

John L. Campbell, PhD, CPA is a Professor of Accounting and Finance, and the Herbert E. Miller Chair in Financial Accounting in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on financial accounting and reporting issues with an emphasis on regulation. He is an editor at the Review of Accounting Studies. 

 

Nikki Skinner, University of Colorado Boulder

Hidden Hazards: Empirical Insights into Disclosure Blind Spots from Corporate Spinoffs

Nikki Skinner is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees at UNC Chapel Hill and her doctorate in accounting at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining the Colorado faculty in 2023, she served on the faculty at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses primarily on the economic forces shaping managers’ financial and non-financial disclosure choices and the implications of those choices for capital markets. She developed and is currently teaching ESG reporting courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 

Christopher Stewart, University of Chicago

Competition Enforcement and Accounting for Intangible Capital

Christopher Stewart is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research lies at the intersection of accounting, corporate finance, and industrial organization and focuses on understanding how information flows shape real economic activities. His research has been published in top accounting and finance journals. Prior to his appointment at the University of Chicago, Stewart was a financial analyst at General Motors of Canada, and was the founder of a startup, which he sold to a private equity firm in 2009.

 

Phillip Stocken, Dartmouth College

Expanded and Integrated Disclosure

Phil Stocken specializes in accounting and business analysis. He teaches accounting and

financial management, analysis, and reporting in both executive education programs and MBA classes.  He has conducted extensive research on the financial reporting behavior of publicly traded corporations. His work has been published in The Accounting Review, American Economic Review, Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, and RAND Journal of Economics

 

Bridget Stomberg, Indiana University

How Tax Executives Craft Income Tax Disclosures in Response to Tax-Based Proprietary Costs

Bridget Stomberg is Professor of Accounting and the Chairperson of the Undergraduate Program at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Her research, which examines the intersection of tax and financial reporting regulation as well as the effects of tax policies and enforcement on corporate activities, has been published in The Accounting ReviewReview of Accounting Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Prior to joining Kelley, Bridget spent four years on the faculty of the Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia. She earned her PhD in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting from the University of Florida. Before entering academia, she worked in public accounting and served as the director of tax for Insight Enterprises and P.F. Chang's China Bistro. 

Bridget cohosts a podcast called Taxes for the Masses with Professor Lisa De Simone. 

 

Phong Truong, Penn State University

Crypto Fraud and Investing Behavior

Phong Truong is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Penn State University. Phong’s research focuses on the economic consequences of reporting regulations and individuals’ information processing and decision making in capital markets. He has published papers in premier academic journals including The Accounting Review, Management Science, and Review of Finance. His work has been featured in Bloomberg, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, and Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog. Phong earned his PhD in Accountancy from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business where he received the Herbert A. Simon Doctoral Dissertation Award. Prior to his doctoral studies at Carnegie Mellon, he earned a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, where he was also a recipient of the Taffee Tanimoto and John W. Ryan Awards.