University of Tennessee

UT Accounting Department Earns High Marks for Research

March 5, 2021

In Brigham Young University’s research rankings of accounting programs for 2020, the department of accounting and information management (AIM) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business received recognition in a number of key areas.

The department tied for No. 6 worldwide in archival audit research and placed No. 20 worldwide in archival accounting research. The college’s Ph.D. program ranked No. 15 in archival research and No. 3 in audit research, based on the research productivity of its graduates. Archival research is the largest sector of accounting research.

“The rankings are a strong signal of the quality of our faculty,” said Terry Neal, AIM department head and Richard L. Townsend Distinguished Professor. “Having an internationally recognized faculty drives other rankings such as our recent first-time entry in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of undergraduate accounting programs (where UT’s program was ranked 24th). Having nationally ranked faculty and programs help us continue to attract the best and brightest minds to Knoxville.”

Myers Tops List of Archival Researchers Worldwide

Linda Myers, Haslam Chair of Business and Distinguished Professor of Accounting, tied for first place in the BYU rankings among the field’s archival researchers worldwide. Myers, the director of Haslam’s Ph.D. program in accounting and a Ray & Joan Myatt Faculty Research Fellow, serves on the board of the European Accounting Association as the national representative for North America.

“We appreciate and applaud the extraordinary research productivity and impact of professor Linda Myers,” said Stephen L. Mangum, dean of the college and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair. “Leveraging and building upon her research prowess, she is a force of nature in contributing to the research productivity and professional development of her Ph.D. students and her faculty colleagues.”

Widely recognized as objective and key rankings in accounting research, the award-winning BYU Accounting Research Rankings are based on classifications of peer-reviewed articles in 12 top accounting journals since 1990, which determines each institution’s ranking based on author affiliations.

See the complete rankings on the BYU Accounting website.


Stacy Estep, business writer/publicist,