BSBA Accounting, Western New England College, 1973
Professor of Accounting - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 9/86-Present
Visiting Professor of Accounting - University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 1/87-6/87
Associate Professor of Accounting - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 9/82-9/86
Assistant Professor of Accounting - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA, 9/78-9/82
Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting - University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 6/81-12/81
Behavioral Decision Theory
Decision Heuristics and Biases
Memory and Encoding Issues
Risky Decision Making
Hypothesis Testing Strategies
Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Behavioral Research in Accounting
Recent Honors & Awards
Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award to the Behavioral Accounting Literature from the American Accounting Association , 2014
Best Paper Award at the National Audit Meeting of the American Accounting Association , 2010
Managing Audits to Manage Earnings: The Impact of Diversions on an Auditors Detection of Earnings Management, with Benjamin Luippold, Dave Piercey, and James Smith, Accounting, Organizations and Society, forthcoming, 2014.
The Impact of Anecdotal Data in Regulatory Audit Firm Inspection Reports, with James Wainberg, Dave Piercey, and James Smith, Accounting, Organizations and Society, 38, 2013, pp. 621-636.
The Impact of Initial Information Ambiguity on the Accuracy of Analytical Review Judgments, with Benjamin Luippold, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, May, 2012, pp. 113-129.
The Relative Effectiveness of Persuasion Tactics in Auditor-Client Negotiations, with Steve Perreault, Accounting, Organizations and Society, November, 2011, pp. 534-547.