Recent Graduates

Kelly Huang

Graduated: May 2011
Placement out of GSU: The University of Alabama
Dissertation Chair: Lawrence Brown
Dissertation: “Earnings Smoothness and Investment Sensitivity to Stock Prices”

Nan Liu

Graduated: August 2011
Placement out of GSU: Indiana University, South Bend
Dissertation Chair: Lawrence Brown
Dissertation: “The Role of Dividend Policy in Real Earnings Management?”

Brian Vansant

Graduated: May 2011
Placement out of GSU: Auburn University
Dissertation Chairs: R. Lynn Hannan and Ranjani Krishnan (Michigan State University)
Dissertation: “The Effect of Regulatory Pressures on Earnings Management Behavior of Nonprofit Hospitals”

Julie Petherbridge

Graduated: May 2010
Placement out of GSU: Mercer University
Dissertation Chair: William Messier and Galen Sevcik
Dissertation: “How is auditors’ reliance on the work of others affected by the recent regulatory changes, specifically the PCAOB inspection process?”

Andrew Newman

Graduated: May 2009
Placement out of GSU: University of Pittsburgh
Dissertation Chair: R. Lynn Hannan
Dissertation: “The Behavioral Effect of Cost Targets on Managerial Cost Reporting Honesty.”
Recent Publications: “The Effects of Disseminating Relative Performance Feedback in Tournament and Individual Performance Compensation Plans.” The Accounting Review, 2008. (with Lynn Hannan – GSU faculty & Ranjani Krishnan)

Marcus Caylor

Graduated: May 2006
Placement out of GSU: University of South Carolina
Dissertation Chair: Lawrence Brown
Dissertation: “How Do Firms Use Discretion in Deferred Revenue?” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 2010.
Recent Publications: “The effect of Regulation Fair Disclosure on expectations management: International evidence” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy , 2010 (with Thomas Canace, Peter Johnson and Thomas Lopez)

“Corporate governance and firm operating performance. “Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting, 2009. (with Lawrence Brown – GSU faculty)

“Is the value relevance of earnings conditional on the timing of earnings information?” Journal of Accounting & Public Policy, 2007. (with Thomas Lopez & Lynn Rees)

“Corporate Governance and Firm Valuation.” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 2006. (with Lawrence Brown – GSU faculty)

“A Temporal Analysis of Quarterly Earnings Thresholds: Propensities and Valuation Consequences” The Accounting Review 2005  (with Lawrence Brown – GSU faculty)

M. Catherine Cleaveland

Graduated: May 2006
Placement out of GSU: Mercer University
Dissertation Chair: Ernest Larkins – retired
Dissertation: “The Relationship Between R&D Investment and Dividend Payment Tax Incentives” 2007 American Tax Association Outstanding Tax Dissertation Award Recipient
Recent Publications: “Code Comprehension and Aggressiveness among Corporate Tax Executives: The Impact of Certification and Licensure”,  Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, 2010. (with Kathryn Epps – GSU Ph.D. program graduate, and Cassie F. Bradley)

“The Impact of Corporate Tax Executive Credentials on Person-organization Fit”,  Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, 2010.  (with Kathryn Epps – GSU Ph.D. program graduate, and Cassie F. Bradley).

“Real-Time Corporate Tax Audits and Their Impact on Financial Reporting”  The CPA Journal 2010 (with Kathryn Epps – GSU Ph.D. program graduate, and Cassie F. Bradley)

“Web-based practice and feedback improve tax students’ written communication skills.” Journal of Accounting Education, 2004. (with Ernest Larkins – GSU faculty retired)

Lynn Jones

Graduated: May 2004
Placement out of GSU: Currently Associate Dean, Coggin College of Business Administration, University of North Florida
Dissertation Chair: Ernest Larkins – retired
Dissertation: “Reinsurance: Subnational, national, and multinational tax motivations”
Recent Publications: “Master Limited Partnerships: Tax and Investment Issues.”CPA Journal, 2008 (with Johnny Johnson & Seth Anderson)

Emad Mohd (Mohammad)

Graduated: May 2004
Placement out of GSU: SUNY – Buffalo
Current Position: McMaster University
Dissertation Chair: Lawrence Brown
Dissertation: “Accounting for Software Development Costs and Information Asymmetry.” The Accounting Review, 2005.
Recent Publications: “Is Analysts’ Earnings Forecast Ability Firm-Specific?” Contemporary Accounting Research, 2010. (with Lawrence Brown – GSU faculty)

“Corporate Life Cycle and CEO Stock Options Grants” Journal of Business Ethics, 2009. (with Kiridaran Kanagaretnam & Gerald J. Lobo)
“Antecedents and consequences of financial analyst turnover.” Review of Accounting & Finance, 2008. (with Siva Nathan – GSU faculty)

“The Predictive Value of Analyst Characteristics.” Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, 2003.(with Lawrence Brown – GSU faculty)

Indrarini Laksmana

Graduated: May 2004
Placement out of GSU: Kent State University
Dissertation Chair: Lawrence Brown
Dissertation: “Corporate Board Governance and Voluntary Disclosure of Executive Compensation Practices.” Contemporary Accounting Research, 2008.
Recent Publications: “Compensation Discussion and Analysis (CD&A): Readability and Management Obfuscation.”  Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 2011. (with W. Tietz, and Y. Yang)

“Measuring the Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems on Earnings Management.”  Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, 2010.  (with John Morris)

“The Effect of Capital Market Pressures on the Association between R&D Spending and CEO Option Compensation.”  Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 2010 (with Jian Cao)

“Corporate Citizenship and Earnings Attributes.”  Advances in Accounting, 2009 (with Y. Yang)

“Temporal, Cross-Sectional, and Time Lag Analyses of Managerial and Cost Accounting Textbooks.”  Accounting Education: An International Journal 2008 (with Wendy Tiez)

“Accounting Ph.D. Program Graduates: Affiliation Performance and Publication Performance.”  Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 2007 (with Lawrence Brown – GSU Faculty)

“Corporate Website Reports: Some Evidence on Relevance and Usefulness.”  Information Resources Management Journal 2006 (with Ram Sriram, GSU faculty)

“Ranking Accounting Ph.D. Programs and Faculties using Social Science Research Network Downloads.”  Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 2004 (with Lawrence Brown, GSU faculty).