The objective of this Section is to give greater attention to financial accounting and reporting, and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of education, research, and professional practice by: (1) disseminating and evaluating teaching methods and materials; (2) encouraging, facilitating, and publicizing research interests and projects; and (3) creating opportunities for interchange and cooperation between academics and practitioners.

2017-18 Officers

Officer Archives

Lisa Koonce
University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business
Dept of Acctg/CBA 4M.202
2110 Speedway, Stop B6400
Austin, TX 78712
Phone: (512) 471-5576
Email:  lisa.koonce@mccombs.utexas.edu

Vice President (from Practice)
John Hepp
The University of Illinois
College of Business
Champaign, IL, 61820
Phone: (217) 244-9061

Immediate Past President
Mark Bradshaw
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Ave
Fulton 250
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (617)552-3831
Email:  mark.bradshaw@bc.edu

Nicole Jenkins
University of Kentucky
550 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506
Phone: 859-218-1649
Email: nicole.t.jenkins@uky.edu

Mark Kohlbeck
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 297-1363
Email:  mkohlbec@fau.edu

Council Representative
Brian Bushee
University of Pennsylvania
Accounting Dept/Wharton Sch
1317 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365
Phone: (215)898-4872
Email:  bushee@wharton.upenn.edu

Journal of Financial Reporting Editors

Anne Beatty
Ohio State University
Phone: 614-292-5418
Email: beatty.86@osu.edu

Rick Lambert
University of Pennsylvania
Phone: (215) 898-7782
Email: lambertr@wharton.upenn.edu

Rob Bloomfield
Cornell University
Phone: (607) 255-9407
Email: rjb9@cornell.edu



On-line Outreach

Webmaster, AAACommons 
Editorial Board Member

Richard A. Price
University of Oklahoma
Phone: 405-325-5759
Email: richard.price@ou.edu



Committee Chairpersons

Jen Winchel
University of Virginia
Phone: (434) 924-3668
Email: jennifer.winchel@virginia.edu

Best Paper Award
Gwen Yu
University of Michigan
Phone:(737) 763-5934
Email: gwyu@umich.edu

Best Dissertation Award
Dawn Matsumoto
University of Washington
Phone: (206) 543-4454
Email: damatsu@uw.edu

Lifetime Achievement Award & PhD Mentoring Award
Sarah McVay
University of Washington
Phone: (206) 616-2196
Email: smcvay@uw.edu

Innovation in Financial Accounting Education Award
Steve Moehrle
University of Missouri- St. Louis
Phone: (314) 516-6142
Email: moehrle@umsl.edu

Best Mid-Year Meeting Paper
Michael Kimbrough
University of Maryland- College Park
Phone: (301) 405- 8522
Email: mkimbrough@rhsmith.umd.edu

Midyear Meeting Program Coordinator
Mark Bradshaw
Boston College
Phone: (617)552-3831
Email:  mark.bradshaw@bc.edu

Midyear Meeting Planning Coordinator
Christine Petrovits
College of William & Mary
Phone:(757) 221-7434
Email: christine.petrovits@mason.wm.edu

Midyear Meeting Planning Coordinators Elect
Marlene Plumlee
University of Utah
Phone: (801) 581-3397
Email: marlene.plumlee@utah.edu


Mary Ellen Carter
Boston College
Phone:(617) 552-2144
Email: maryellen.carter.1@bc.edu


Midyear Meeting- Scholarships
Victoria Dickinson
The University of Mississippi
Phone: (662)915-5448
Email: vdickins@olemiss.edu


Midyear Meeting - Research Sessions 
Alastair Lawrence
University of California-Berkeley
Phone:(510) 643-1408
Email: lawrence@haas.berkeley.edu


Midyear Meeting - Research Sessions - Elect
Rick Mergenthaler
University of Arizona
Phone: (520) 621-2929
Email: rmergenthaler@email.arizona.edu

Financial Reporting Policy Committee (FRPC)
Teri Lombardi Yohn
Indiana University
Phone: (812) 835-0430
Email: tyohn@indiana.edu

National Meeting Co-Coordinator 
George Serafeim
Harvard University Business School
Phone: (617) 495-6548
Email: gserafeim@hbs.edu

National Meeting Co-Coordinator  
Lian Fen Lee
Boston College
Phone:(617) 552-3780
Email: lianfen.lee@bc.edu

National Meeting Co-Coordinators- Elect 
Marcus Kirk
University of Florida
Phone: (352) 273-0222
Email: marcuskirk@ufl.edu


National Meeting Co-Coordinators- Elect
Rebecca Files
University of Texas at Dallas
Phone: (972) 883-5818
Email: rfiles@utdallas.edu


Regional Coordinators

Hanna Lee
University of Maryland
Phone: (301) 405-2229
Email: hannalee1@gmail.com

Zach Kaplan
Washington Univeristy
Phone: (314) 935-8865
Email: zrkaplan@wustl.edu

Emily Xu
University of New Hampshire
Phone: (603) 862-3318
Email: emily.xu@unh.edu

Yan Zhang
New Mexico State University
Phone: (575) 646-7443
Email: yz@nmsu.edu

Bob Resutek
University of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-3617
Email: rresutek@uga.edu

Phillipp Schaberl
University of Denver
Phone:(513) 307-5879
Email: philipp.schaberl@du.edu

Matthew Wieland
Miami University
Phone: (513) 529-3915
Email: wielanmm@miamioh.edu



Publications Committee

David Veenman
University of Amsterdam

Darren Roulstone
The Ohio State University

Patrick Hopkins 
Indiana University - Bloomington

Jennifer Wu Tucker
University of Florida

Anne Beyer
Stanford University

Cathy Schrand
University of Pennsylvania


Steering Board (At-Large Members)

Brad Badertscher 
University of Notre Dame

Linda Myers 
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Ed Owens
Emory University

Eddie Reidl
Boston University

Nick Seybert
University of Maryland-College Park

Jake Thornock
Brigham Young University

Sarah Zechman
University of Colorado- Boulder

Frank Zhang
Yale University


FRPC Members 2017-18


Teri Lombardi Yohn, Indiana University- Bloomington


Clare Wang, Northwestern University


Jayanthi Sunder, The University of Arizona


Brian White. The University of Texas- Austin


Holly Skaife, University of California- Davis


Jeff Burks, University of Notre Dame


John Campbell, The University of Georgia


Ken Merkley, Cornell University


Mahendra Gujarathi, Bentley University

President's Letter

Dear Friends,

The mission of The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) of AAA is to provide a platform for our topical area and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of education, research and professional practice. This is accomplished through elevating and circulating outstanding teaching practices, facilitating the development and dissemination of research and providing opportunities for academics to engage with practitioners. Much of this activity is accomplished at the annual and midyear meetings.

It is an honor to serve as the 2018-2019 president of The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) of AAA. On behalf of my fellow officers, the steering committee and committee chairs, we hope that your interaction with the section this year leads to growth as a researcher and teacher. We warmly invite you to partner with us over the next year to execute the mission of the section. It is through section volunteers that FARS provides extraordinary service to our membership, the AAA, and the profession.

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Journal of Financial Reporting

The Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR) is the academic journal of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. JFR’s target audience is financial reporting researchers. JFR will publish two regular issues each year. JFR will also occasionally publish themed issues dedicated to studies that launch a new question or move the literature forward in an existing area.

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Research Objectives:

  • A. to encourage, facilitate, and publicize research in financial accounting and reporting.
  • B. to communicate interests, intentions, and actual work-in-process in the area.
  • C. to identify areas in need of research.
  • D. to provide opportunities for public exposure of research results through AAA meetings (annual, regional, and special meetings devoted solely to financial accounting and reporting) and publications (including working papers and a separate journal for financial accounting and reporting, if warranted).