Linda Myers

Department: Accounting & Information Management, Neel Corporate Governance Center

Title: Haslam Chair of Business & Distinguished Professor of Accounting, William B. Stokely Faculty Research Fellow, Director of Ph.D. program in Accounting


2001-University of Michigan, Ph.D. Business Administration

1989-McMaster University, MBA Finance

1988-McMaster University, Honours Bachelor of Commerce Accounting


637 Stokely Management Center

Linda A. Myers, Ph.D., is the Haslam Chair of Business and Distinguished Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Information Management at the University of Tennessee.  She is also the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Accounting.  Myers graduated from the University of Michigan in 2001 and has published in The Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Accounting ResearchContemporary Accounting ResearchReview of Accounting StudiesAccounting Organizations & SocietyAuditing: A Journal of Practice & TheoryJournal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public PolicyAccounting HorizonsJournal of Business Finance & Accounting, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.  Myers also serves as an Editor for Contemporary Accounting ResearchAuditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and Accounting Horizons, and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance and for theJournal of International Accounting Research.  She also serves on the Editorial Board of The Accounting Review and previously served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Business Studies.

Myers’ research has been cited in The Economist and the New York Times, as well as by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and she has been quoted on Marketplace Business.  She received the American Accounting Association’s Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award in 2014, the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Best Paper Award in 2009, the Financial Executives Research Foundation’s Award for the Outstanding Accounting Review Article in 2004.  She also received a 2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award from Contemporary Accounting Research.  Myers is a Visiting Researcher at Lancaster University and was a Visiting Chair Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Her research interests are varied and include audit markets, corporate disclosure, and financial reporting quality.  She has taught financial and managerial accounting to Undergraduate and MBA students, and currently teaches Doctoral seminars in accounting. 


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2014 Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award, AAA Auditing Section

2012 – 2013 Faculty Excellence in Research Award, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas

2012 Contemporary Accounting Research 2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award

2009 AAA FARS Best Paper Award

2005 – 2007 Deloitte Faculty Fellowship (at Texas A&M University)

2004 Financial Executi ves Research Foundation (FERF) Award for the outstanding Accounting Review article