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***Fall 2019 Workshop Schedule






Curriculum Vitae

09/05/19Silke RuengerUniversity of GrazN/ASilke Ruenger Workshop PaperCV_Ruenger.pdf
  • Amanda Carlson

  • In Gyun Baek

  • Julia Ariel-Rohr

  • Kim Walker

  • Linette Rousseau

  • Mary Vernon

  • Ted Ahn
Fall Research ForumN/A

09/13/19Mayer LiangUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonN/AMayer Liang Workshop Paper
09/20/19Ben OsswaldUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonN/ABen Osswald Workshop Paper
09/27/19Adam PressleeUniversity of WaterlooAdam Presslee ScheduleAdam Presslee Workshop Paper
10/04/19Clay PartridgeUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonN/AClay Partridge Workshop Paper
10/11/19Zach KingUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonN/AZach King Workshop Paper

10/18/19Kamber Hetrick

Northeastern University

Kamber Hetrick ScheduleKamber Hetrick Workshop Paper
10/25/19Allison NicolettiUniversity of PennsylvaniaAllison Nicoletti Workshop Paper



Erika WheelerUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonN/A
11/01/19Ling Lei LisicVirginia Tech UniversityLing Lisic ScheduleLing Lisic Workshop Paper
11/08/19Dan CollinsUniversity of IowaDan Collins ScheduleDan Collins Workshop Pape
11/15/16Kim WalkerUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonN/AKimberly WALKER Workshop Paper
11/22/19David SamuelUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonN/ADavid Samuel Workshop Paper
12/06/19Linette RousseauUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonN/ALinette Rousseau CV
12/13/19Amanda CarlsonUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonN/A TBD

Silke Ruenger, Assistant Professor, Institute of Accounting and Taxation, University of Graz (Austria)


Professor Ruenger's current research projects include empirical (archival) analyses, the overall effect of taxes on corporate structures, the interplay of taxes and ownership on corporate decision making, and the effect of taxes specifically on financing decisions. Ruenger has presented most recent papers at several international conferences, including the EAA annual conference and the EIASM Workshop on Taxation.

Mayer Liang, PhD Student, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Mayer Liang is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests involve financial accounting and reporting, particularly for issues related to cash flows. She received her B.S.B.A from Boston University and her MAcc from University of Michigan.

Ben Osswald, PhD Student, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison 


Benjamin earned his degree from the University of Bayreuth in Germany where he also worked as a student research assistant. Upon graduation, he gained professional experience in business development and strategy at Samsung Electronics in South Korea. Before joining UW Madison, Benjamin started his doctorate in International Business Taxation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. His research interests include tax planning of multinational corporations, tax incentives for research and development, and the effect of tax planning on the information environment of firms. Benjamin plans on completing both degrees by 2020.

Adam Presslee, Assistant Professor, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo 


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Professor Presslee's research applies theory from psychology and economics to understand how various incentive systems and control environments affect employee effort and performance.

Clay Partridge, PhD Student,  Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Clay Partridge is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Clay received a BBA and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Clay served as an auditor with PwC in Dallas, serving primarily retail and manufacturing clients. Clay’s research focuses on financial reporting issues related to instruments with characteristics of both liabilities and equity. He is expected to graduate in May 2020.

Zachary King, PhD Student,  Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Zachary (Zach) King is a fourth-year accounting doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where his advisor is Tom Linsmeier. Zach’s primary research area is archival financial, and his current research projects investigate the decision usefulness of financial reporting for identifiable intangible assets and goodwill. Originally from New Jersey, Zach attended Rutgers University and holds a B.S. in Finance with a minor in Economics.

Kamber V. Hetrick, Assistant Professor,  D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University


Kamber Hetrick

Professor Hetrick’s research considers how auditors’ institutional environments can affect their judgment when auditing financial statements, particularly their relationships with regulatory inspectors. These regulators are in charge of reviewing auditors’ work—essentially auditing the auditors—and if that relationship is antagonistic. Then, it can lead to a decline in auditors’ performance instead of a positive influence.

Allison Nicoletti, Assistant Professor,  The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Allison Nicoletti

Professor Nicoletti’s research examines financial reporting and disclosure decisions made by financial institutions as well as the economic consequences of accounting standards and regulation. She holds a PhD in accounting from The Ohio State University and a BA in accounting and economics from Illinois Wesleyan University. Prior to returning to academia, Professor Nicoletti was a senior audit associate in financial services at KPMG in Chicago, IL focusing on financial statement audits of bank and insurance companies and is a CPA licensed in Illinois.

Erika Wheeler, PhD Student,  Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Erika earned her B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Kansas State University. Erika then worked for two years as an auditor with Ernst & Young in Kansas City. During this time, she served financial services clients, notably broker dealers. She entered the PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall of 2015. Her broad research interest is in financial reporting.

Ling Lei Lisic, Associate Professor,  Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Ling Lei Lisic

Professor Ling's research interests focus on archival tests of economic theories of auditing and financial accounting. Ling's research has appeared in premier business journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Production and Operations Management, Contemporary Accounting Research and Review of Accounting Studies. Ling has also served as a guest editor for Journal of Business Research and is currently on the editorial boards of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and Journal of International Accounting Research. Ling serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many leading business journals such as The Accounting Review, Management Science, and Contemporary Accounting Research

Daniel W. Collins, Professor,  Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa


Daniel Collins

Professor Collin holds expertise in the following:

  • Corporate Governance and its effects on debt and equity cost of capital
  • Empirical assessments of earnings quality
  • Financial accounting
  • Role of earnings and other accounting numbers in struggles for corporate control

Furthermore, Professor Collin has served as the Department Executive Officer for the Department of Accounting at The Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa since July of 2014.

Kimberly Walker, PhD Student,  Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Kimberly Walker is a third-year accounting PhD student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in North Carolina with over six years of professional experience as an external and internal auditor. Her experience includes auditing various industries including gas and energy, insurance, manufacturing, and financial services. Immediately prior to entering into a doctoral program she worked for Carlisle as an Information System Technology Audit Manager where she worked primarily on operational and compliance audits.

Kimberly’s research interest focuses on issues and factors that influence auditors’ judgment and decision making related to financial reporting. Specifically, she is interested in how technology innovations, such as audit data analytics and big data, impacts auditors’ judgements and audit quality. Kimberly is also a recipient of the AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students.

David Samuel, PhD Student,  Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison


David holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and an M.Sc. in "Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control" from Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he also started his doctoral studies (major in taxation) in 2015. As part of his doctorate, David visited the Department of Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in spring 2018. During his studies, he also gained professional experience in the private sector (PwC and BMW) as well as in the public sector (UNIDO). David’s research interest is at the intersection of Accounting and Corporate Finance, with a particular focus on the effects of taxes on (corporate) decision-making. Moreover, he is interested in international taxation and taxation of the financial sector.

Alan Webb, Professor, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo


Alan Webb

Professor Webb's primary research interests relate to the behavioral consequences of management control system elements such as targets, incentive schemes, and the motivational effects of non-cash rewards (e.g., gift cards, merchandise and 'games'). Research methods used include field and lab experiments, questionnaires, field interviews and archival analysis of field data. Webb teaches a Masters course on performance management and doctoral seminars on behavioral accounting research and management accounting research.

Amanda Carlson, PhD Student,  Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison


CPA, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 
MS Accounting, Bentley University, High Distinction; 
MBA concentrating in Accounting, Bentley University, High Distinction; 
Certificate of Accounting, University of Southern California; 
AB, History and Literature, Harvard College, magna cum laude; 
Amanda is an AICPA Accounting Doctoral Scholar and a second-year PhD student interested in Audit experimental research. She has been a consultant to the AICPA and has served on several nonprofit boards and their investment/audit committees.

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