Jeffrey Williams

Faculty Member

Dr. Jeff Williams

Biography

Jeff is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting Department at UVU. He received his PhD in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2020 after receiving his B.S. in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degrees from BYU in 2015. He absolutely loves teaching and getting to know and interacting with his students each semester. His research employs the experimental method to examine management control system design, with a focus on the effects of personnel selection, relative performance information, and performance measurement. His research has been published in prestigious accounting and management journals including Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. He grew up on the east coast, but he loves being back in Utah, and he loves the mission of UVU! Go Wolverines!

Education

Ph D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020

Major: Accounting

BS, Brigham Young University, 2015

Major: Accounting

MS, Brigham Young University, 2015

Major: Accounting

Teaching

ACC 2020

Managerial Accounting, Spring 2024

ACC 2120

Principles of Accounting II, Spring 2024

ACC 2120

Principles of Accounting II, Spring 2024

ACC 2120

Principles of Accounting II, Spring 2024

Scholarly/Creative Works

Black, Paul W., Kirwan, C. Brock, Meservy, Thomas O., Tayler, William B., Williams, Jeffrey , (2023) "An fMRI Investigation of the Neurocognitive Processing of Measures and Strategic Objectives" . Maryland: Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2022.01405
Black, Paul W., Meservy, Thomas O., Tayler, William B., Williams, Jeffrey O., (2022) "Surrogation Fundamentals_ Measurement and Cognition" (Issue: 1, vol. 34). USA: Journal of Management Accounting Research. https://doi.org/10.2308/JMAR-2020-071
Fanning, Kirsten , Williams, Jeffrey , Williamson, Michael , (2021) "Group Recruiting Events and Gender Stereotypes in Employee Selection" (Issue: 4, vol. 38). Canada: Contemporary Accounting Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/1911-3846.12710

Awards

Deans' Award of Excellence for Scholarship

Woodbury School of Business - March 12, 2024

Each academic year, the Dean's team of the Woodbury School of Business chooses two faculty members to recognize with an Award of Excellence for Scholarship. I received this award for the 2023-2024 year.

Kenneth P. Santee Graduate Fellowship

Santee Foundation - July, 2019

This fellowship is awarded annually to two doctoral students in the Gies Business school at the University of Illinois, for exhibiting exceptional potential for research.

University Fellowship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - July, 2019

This was awarded to provide financial support so I could complete the final year of my Ph.D. program without having to work as a research or teaching assistant.

IMA Research Foundation Grant

Institute of Management Accountants - June, 2018

My coauthor team received a grant of $6,750 to fund research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study brain activation in response to strategies and measures.

Joseph E. Zwisler and Ouida Wald Zwisler Summer Doctoral Fellowship

Joseph E. Zwisler and Ouida Wald Zwisler - July, 2017

Provided annually to two doctoral students that exhibit excellence in teaching.