SOA Welcomes Dr. Lynn Rees and Dr. James Cannon as the Newest Members of the Faculty
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 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 currently serves as an editor for Accounting Horizons.
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Jim Cannon earned his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Utah in 2010, MBA from the University of Michigan in 2001, and BA in economics from Brigham Young University in 1995. He gained practical work experience at Ford Motor Company and Hewlett Packard Corporation. Prior to joining the Huntsman School, Dr. Cannon was on faculty in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University, where he taught financial accounting, decision-making support, and incentive design courses to MBA students and managerial accounting to undergraduate students. He also led study abroad courses in Brazil, Chile, and Italy. Dr. Cannon’s research focuses on information conveyed through cost behavior, quantitative and qualitative non-financial disclosure, and on the economic impact of social benefit legislation in healthcare. Dr. Cannon and his wife, Michelle, have a son and five daughters.
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