Roy Schmardebeck joined UT’s Department of Accounting and Information Management after being an assistant professor and the CBIZ MHM Faculty Scholar at the University of Missouri. He earned his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arkansas and holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy degrees from Brigham Young University. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Roy worked for Ernst & Young in Salt Lake City where he audited financial services companies. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Utah. Roy’s research examines the impact of corporate governance and managerial discretion on financial reporting and corporate disclosure. His research has been published in The Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research. At UT, he teaches intermediate financial accounting to undergraduate students and a programming seminar to doctoral students.