William R. Kinney, Jr.
1999 Recipient of the Wildman Medal Award
Professor Kinney is a 1963 (BS) and 1966 (MS) graduate of the accounting program at Oklahoma State University. His Ph.D. is from Michigan State University (1968). He has experience as a staff accountant with Ernst & Young in Oklahoma City and consulting experience with six national CPA firms, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. General Accounting Office.
Since 1967, Professor Kinney has taught accounting and auditing at Oklahoma State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, INSEAD, and the University of Texas at Austin. At Iowa, Kinney was the John F. Murray Professor of Accounting and Director of the Institute of Accounting Research. In 1983 he became the Price Waterhouse Auditing Professor in the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Michigan where he also served as Director of the Paton Accounting Center. Since 1988, Professor Kinney has held the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Regents Chair in Business and Price Waterhouse Auditing Fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin. In 1998, he assumed the directorship of the Texas Center for Business Measurement and Assurance Services.
Professor Kinney is author of more than 50 articles in journals such as the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accountancy, and the Journal of Financial Economics. During 1985–87 he was Director of Research for the American Accounting Association, and from 1987–1990, was Editor of The Accounting Review. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Accounting Horizons. In 1983 and 1999 he received the Deloitte, Haskins & Sells — AAA, John S. Wildman Award Medal and in 1985 he was co-recipient of the AICPA-AAA Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature award. In 1989 he received the AAA's Outstanding Accounting Educator award, and has received the Auditing Section's Distinguished Service Award (1993) and Outstanding Educator Award (1996). Professor Kinney has served on various AICPA committees including the Auditing Standards Board (1981-1984) and the Special Committee on Assurance Services (1994-1996), and from 1987-1991 he served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council for the FASB.