Lynn Rees

Quigley/Deloitte Foundation Professor

  • School of Accountancy

Lynn Rees


Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1993
B.A., Southern Utah University, 1989


Professor Lynn Rees is the Bonnie B. and James H. Quigley/Deloitte Foundation Professor of Accountancy at Utah State University. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and has previously been on the faculties at Texas A&M University, Washington State University and the University of Houston. He also served as a Research Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board where he informed accounting standard setters by conducting original research and summarizing existing studies that directly pertain to issues addressed by the Board. His research and teaching interests are in the information content and value-relevance of financial reporting both in the domestic and international domain. 

Professor Rees has published articles in top-tier scholarly journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies, among others. He has also published in practitioner-oriented journals such as Journal of Investing and Accounting Horizons. His research has contributed to knowledge concerning how capital market participants use and interpret accounting information. He has consulted with various companies on topics such as employee stock options, security investment strategies, and financial statement analysis. 

Professor Rees has made numerous professional conference presentations in Japan, Taiwan, England, Brazil, Singapore, Amsterdam, and many U.S. cities. He is currently serving as an editor for Accounting Horizons. He has served as co-editor of the Journal of International Accounting Research, as Associate Editor of Advances in Accounting, and as an editorial board member and ad-hoc referee for several other journals.