Dr. Marjorie Shelley joined CBA in June 2013 from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, where she was associate professor for the last eight years.
She received her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin and both an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Shelley’s research interests include factors affecting audit quality, the role of BOD audit committees, the effects of earnings predictability/ambiguity on investors’ responses to accounting disclosures and risk perceptions, and incentive and compensation effects on job performance.
Her article “Do Complexity, Governance, and Auditor Independence Influence Whether Firms Retain their Auditors for Tax Services?” in the Journal of American Taxation Association (JATA) was selected as the JATA Best Paper of 2010 award. Recent works by Dr. Shelley include “Do Well-Connected Directors Affect Firm Value?”, Journal of Applied Finance, “Exploring Ambiguity and Familiarity Effects in the ‘Earnings Game’ Between Managers and Investors”, Journal of Behavioral Finance, “Investor’s Response to Revelations of Prior Uncorrected Misstatements” in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and “The Appeal of Vague Financial Forecasts” in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.