- Elizabeth Dreike Almer, Ph.D., Professor, Retzlaff Director of Accounting, Accounting Area Director
Dr. Almer's primary research interests relate to workplace issues affecting public accounting firms including work-life balance, auditor ethics, and cross-cultural and diversity issues. Her research has been published in Behavioral Research in Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, Issues in Accounting Education, The Journal of Accountancy and numerous other journals. Dr. Almer is also a member of the AICPA Work/Life and Women's Initiatives Executive Committee.
- Darrell Brown, Ph.D., Professor, Accounting Alumni Faculty Fellow, Les Fahey/KPMG Accounting Faculty Fellow
Dr. Brown's current research interests include measurement issues related to organizational impacts on social and natural systems. In particular, he studies corporate social and environmental reporting, the relationship business reporting and business transparency, and the relationship between social and environmental reporting and firm performance. He serves on the editorial boards of Issues in Accounting Education, the Journal of Information Systems and the International Journal of Information Systems.
- Jesse Dillard, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Dr. Dillard's research, which includes more than 100 published articles, books and reviews, focuses on social and behavioral consequences of accounting and business practices, with specific emphasis on public interest responsibilities, ethical structures, and information systems in accounting. This work has been published in leading academic journals such as Accounting Organizations, and Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Journal of Information Systems and has recently received the prestigious Mary Parker Follett Award for Excellence from the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. Dr. Dillard is also the founding editor of Accounting and the Public Interest and serves as an Associate Editor for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.
- Raymond Johnson, Ph.D., Professor
Dr. Raymond Johnson's current research involves three areas. First, he is working on a normative theory related to ethics in financial reporting. Second, he is looking at issues related to the regulation of CPAs in the United States. Third, Dr. Johnson is developing several cases around the differences between U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and international financial reporting standards. Dr. Johnson previously served as staff to the U.S. Auditing Standards Board, he as been the author an auditing textbook, and he as provided expert testimony related to auditing, assurance services, and accounting related matters.
- H. Thomas Johnson, Ph.D., Professor
Dr. H. Thomas Johnson's current research focuses on the intersection of systems thinking, modern physics, and sustainable operations management. He is exploring the application of natural living system principles to the design of ecologically-focused local business operations that emulate and extend the scope of the Toyota Production System. Professor Johnson is a past-President of The Academy of Accounting Historians and he has served on the editorial boards of over a dozen major professional journals, including Accounting Review, Business History Review, International Journal of Strategic Cost Management, Journal of Cost Management and Quality Management Journal.
- Bill Kenny, J.D., Professor Emeritus
Dr. Kenny, Taxation, has a B.A. from University of Washington, a J.D. from Gonzaga University, and an M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Professor Kenny is a Certified Public Accountant (WA) and an attorney and serves as director of the Master of Taxation Program at PSU. Professor Kenny teaches courses in taxation, law, and business environment. Prior to PSU he engaged in professional law practice.
- Donna Philbrick, Ph.D., Professor
Dr. Philbrick, CPA (California, inactive), has a B.S. from the University of Oregon and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Dr. Philbrick teaches courses in financial accounting and financial statement analysis at the graduate level. Prior to joining the PSU faculty, she taught at the University of Oregon and Duke University. Her primary research interests are in the areas of financial analyst's forecasts and securities litigation. Her articles have appeared in such journals as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics and Contemporary Accounting Research.
- Kathleen Rupley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Rupley, CPA (Oregon), has a B.S. from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Her primary research interests include corporate governance, internal controls, and corporate social responsibility. Dr. Rupleys’ research in these areas has been published in such journals as Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Research in Accounting Regulation. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D, Kathleen worked in the audit practice of KPMG LLP in Portland, Oregon as an audit manager.
- Kristi Yuthas, Ph.D., Professor, Swigert Endowed Information Systems Management Chair
Dr. Yuthas received her B.S. in Finance and her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Dr. Her research focuses on measuring, improving, and scaling the social and environmental impact of corporations and nonprofits. She also works on education and policy initiatives to promote the success of microenterprises in developing countries. Dr. Yuthas' research in these areas has been published in a variety of journals, including Stanford Social Innovation Review, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.