Smith, Kevin R
Title:
Associate Professor - Accounting
Office:
WB 136a
Phone:
801-863-8859
Fax:
801-863-8060
Mail Code:
103
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Last Updated: 12/17/14 -

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Accounting, University of Arizona, May 2005

            Major: Financial Accounting; Minor: Judgment and Decision Making

Master of Accounting, Brigham Young University, August 2000

Bachelor of Accountancy, Brigham Young University, April 2000

ACADEMIC & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

            Utah Valley University, Associate Professor, 2012-Present

Utah Valley University, Assistant Professor, 2010-2012        

The University of Kansas, Assistant Professor, 2005-2010

TEACHING AWARDS

Alumni Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, Utah Valley University, 2012

MBA Outstanding Professor Award, University of Kansas, 2010

MBA Outstanding Professor Award, University of Kansas, 2009

Runner-up, Henry A. Bubb Teaching Award, University of Kansas, 2008

PUBLICATIONS

“Detecting and Predicting Financial Statement Fraud: The Effectiveness of the Fraud Triangle and SAS No. 99”, Published in Advances in Financial Economics, 2009, Volume 13, pages 53-81.  Co-authors: Christopher Skousen (Utah State University) and Charlotte Wright (Oklahoma State University)

“How Do Misstatements Begin?  Evidence of Earnings Management Preceding Restated Financial Reports”, Published in Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, April/May 2010, 37 (3) & (4), pages 332-355. Co-authors: Mike Ettredge (University of Kansas), Susan Scholz (University of Kansas), and Lili Sun (University of North Texas)

“The Characteristics and Fate of Firms that Publicly Seek to be Acquired”

Forthcoming at Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, 2012 (September), Volume 6,Co-author: Derek Oler (Texas Tech University)

WORKING PAPERS

“Financial Reporting Credibility after SOX: Evidence from Earnings Restatements”

Co-authors: Mark Hirschey (University of Kansas) and Wendy Wilson (Texas Christian University)

“Competition Increases Prices: The Case of Intermediate Accounting Textbooks”

            Co-author: Sheldon Smith (UVU)

“Learning Styles and Choice of Accounting as a Major”

            Co-author: Sheldon Smith (UVU)

TEACHING THOUGHTS:

“Teaching is in my blood. My father taught accounting at BYU for many years, and I grew up with a great respect for education and the important role that teachers and professors play in helping students achieve their best."


"I want to make a difference in the lives of my students. I believe that if the only thing my students walk out of my class with at the end of the semester is a knowledge of the textbook material, then I have failed as a teacher.”