Dr. Tyler Kleppe has been chosen to receive the 2022 American Accounting Association Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award for his dissertation paper entitled, "Auditor Information Spillovers and Company Operating Performance: Evidence from Targeted Auditor Switches."

Mark (Sung-Yuan) Cheng, a Ph.D. student in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy, was recognized for his research in the 2021 University of Kentucky's GradResearch Live! Competition. Cheng placed second for research that provides evidence on when climate risk disclosures are important to investors.

Brian Bratten presented a paper titled "The Information Content of Managers' Climate Risk Disclosure," co-authored with Gatton Ph.D. student Mark Cheng, at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville last month. 

Monika Causholli presented her paper titled "Data Analytics Adoption, Social Support, and Internal Auditor Performance" at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics and Temple University. This paper is co-authored with Gatton Ph.D.

Monika Causholli presented her co-authored paper titled "Board Connectedness and non-GAAP Earnings" at Ohio State University this month.

Dan Stone, Matt Sooy, Partha Mohapatra, and Sid Bundy's paper, “Aristocracy or Meritocracy? The Role of Elite Pedigree and Research Performance in New Accounting Faculty Placements” has been accepted for publication in Issues in Accounting Education.

Dan Stone and Yu-Tzu Chang's paper “Impression Management in Public Sector Audit Proposals: Language and Fees,” was recently published in the European Accounting Review. 

Nargess Golshan's paper titled “Does distance matter? An investigation of partners who audit distant clients and the effects on audit quality," was accepted for publication by Contemporary Accounting Research. The paper is co-authored with Nicholas Hallman (University of Texas at Austin) and Jere Francis (Maastricht University).

Hong Xie presented a paper titled "Earnings Conference Calls and Lazy Prices," (co-authored with Dan Stone and Michael Zhang) at the University of Louisville on 10/8/2021.

Ben Commerford's paper, "Control Issues: How Providing Input Affects Auditor Reliance on Artificial Intelligence" won the Outstanding Manuscript Award at the American Accounting Association ABO Research Conference in San Antonio, Texas.