University of Tennessee

Haslam launches Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series

October 18, 2015

A leading voice in the field of accounting will visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Oct. 19-20 as the first guest in the Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series at the Haslam College of Business.

Linda Myers, distinguished professor and Ph.D. program director of accounting at the University of Arkansas will speak to Haslam and UT faculty at 3:30 p.m. in HBB 402 on Monday, Oct. 19. Faculty are invited to attend the presentation and discussion.

The Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series seeks to bring prominent scholars across various business disciplines to campus from which the Haslam College of Business community may learn, interact and draw inspiration. Leading scholars will be highlighted each academic year.

“We are pleased that Linda Myers, a well-known leader in accounting, will be our inaugural Distinguished Scholar Speaker at Haslam,” said, Annette L. Ranft, senior associate dean for academic affairs and Reagan Professor of Business. “Linda’s body of work represents years of research in accounting that has influenced countless leaders and policy makers in the field.”

Myers, the Garrison/Wilson Endowed Chair of Accounting, publishes in The Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Accounting Research,Contemporary Accounting Research and Review of Accounting Studies, among others. Myers serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals and is an ad-hoc editor at Contemporary Accounting Research, as well as editor at Accounting Horizons and for the 2016 Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Conference. Her research has been featured in The Economist and the New York Times, and cited by the PCAOB and SEC.

Myers has received the American Accounting Association’s Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award, the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section’s Best Paper Award and the Financial Executives Research Foundation’s award for the outstandingAccounting Review article. She was a visiting chair professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a visiting researcher at Lancaster University.

Myers has taught financial and managerial accounting to undergraduate and master’s students, and an academic research seminar to MAcc and MBA students. She currently teaches doctoral seminars in accounting and a doctoral seminar on teaching to all first-year business Ph.D. students at the University of Arkansas.

Contact: Tanya G. Brown, Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Haslam College of Business, (865) 974-1570,