School of Accounting
Robert Allen

Robert D. Allen is a Professor and David Eccles Faculty Scholar at the University of Utah. Bob’s interest in auditing research began during his professional experience with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Los Angeles.

Lynn Ames
Adjunct Professor
Scott Becker
Associate Instructor
Michael Blackburn
Adjunct Professor
Marci Butterfield
Associate Professor (Lecturer)

Marci Butterfield teaches introductory courses in financial and managerial accounting. She is the faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi. She enjoys teaching the students at the University of Utah.

Brian Cadman
Associate Professor

Brian Cadman is an associate professor of Accounting. His research focuses on the performance measurement and corporate governance. He teaches managerial accounting to Master’s students.

Shannon Leanne Charles
Associate Professor (Lecturer)

Shannon L. Charles is an Associate Professor (Lecturer) of accounting at the University of Utah. She earned her PhD from Oklahoma State University in 2000.

Kelsey Dockendorff
Academic Advisor

I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University and an M.Ed. from the University of Utah. I am an academic advisor for the School of Accounting.

Martha Eining
Director and David Eccles Professor

Martha M. Eining  is the Director of the School of Accounting at the University of Utah. She teaches in the area of fraud, auditing and accounting information systems at the undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. level.

Tom Eldredge
Associate Professor (Lecturer)

Tom Eldredge is an Associate Professor (Lecturer) in the Accounting Department and Professional Standards Partner at Grant Thornton LLP.

Atif Ellahie
Assistant Professor

Atif Ellahie, Ph.D, CFA focuses on quantitative research in accounting and financial economics, and also teaches financial reporting analysis to Master of Accounting students.

Julie Ernst
Business Career Ambassador

  Julie is an Accounting and Finance double major who loves working with people. She is currently working for the Accounting Career Coaches and helping with resumes, fliers, and research projects.

Kris Fenn
MAcc Advisor

Kris joins the School of Business with an established career in student development, higher education, and community organizing. While born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kris traveled East to earn her undergraduate degree from an all women’s institution, Wesleyan College.

Elia Ferracuti
Ph.D. Student
Reyn Gallacher
Assistant Dean of Finance and Operations, Assistant Professor

Reyn Gallacher is the Assistant Dean of Finance and Operations at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

La Var Harline
Associate Professor

N. La Var Harline teaches both undergraduate and graduate tax accounting courses including basic taxation, tax research, deferred compensation & retirement planning, and business and tax strategies, estate & gift taxation.

Rachel Hayes
Chair & Professor

Dr. Rachel Hayes is the chair of the School of Accounting. Her research interests include disclosure and the use of accounting information in compensation and other governance settings.

Jb Henriksen
Adjunct Faculty
Philip Jeffs
Director, MAcc

Philip Jeffs is the Director of the School of Accounting and Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of accounting. Philip is a licensed CPA in the State of Utah. He earned his MBA from the University of Utah.

Stephen Lake
Adjunct Professor
Al Landon
Adjunct Professor and Assistant Dean of Corporate Outreach
Michael Lewis
Associate Professor (Lecturer)

Before the U, Michael spent 7 years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force, was an Auditor at KPMG-Silicon Valley, a Senior Analyst with Apple Computer-R&D, and ran a consulting group at Indiana University.

Megan Ludlow
Associate Director

Megan joined the School of Business with an established background in higher education.Raised in Connecticut, Megan graduated from the UofU with a BA and the University of Edinburgh with an MSc.

Daniele Macciocchi
Assistant Professor

 Daniele Macciocchi is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Utah. His research focuses on the role of corporate disclosure and governance in capital markets and other settings.

Arthur Morris
Ph.D. Student

After studying Economics (BA) and Russian (BA), Arthur worked as an Analyst for an NGO. This work led to two years of consulting, and a research agenda centered on information and incentives.

Xiaoxia Peng
Assistant Professor

Xiaoxia (Sasha) Peng is an Assistant Professor at University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, School of Accounting.

Mark Peterson
Associate Instructor
Scott Pickett
Professor (Lecturer)

Scott brings to the School of Accounting 28 years of Big Four public accounting experience. He has deep client experience which translates into meaningful, hands-on experiences for students.

David Plumlee
David Eccles Professor

David Plumlee is a David Eccles Professor in the School of Accounting. He has taught in all areas of accounting, except tax. His research involves how people use information to make judgments in accounting and auditing settings.

Marlene Plumlee
David Eccles Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor

Marlene A. Plumlee is an Associate Professor and David Eccles Faculty Fellow. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1997.

Richard Saouma
Visiting Assistant Professor

Richard is a visiting assistant professor in the accounting department.

Jordan Schoenfeld
Assistant Professor

Jordan is originally from Cleveland, OH. Previously he has worked for Deloitte & Touche in Washington, DC and Chicago IL. Jordan is a licensed CPA and received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

D. Gerald Searfoss
Professor Emeritus

Professor Searfoss retired from the University of Utah in 2007 after having been in academe and accounting practice for over 35 years.

Bonnie Sherrell
Academic Administrative Coordinator

Bonnie is a highly skilled administrative professional with +17 years of experience and has a special interest in meeting/event planning with formal training from George Washington University.

Roger Silvers
Assistant Professor

Roger is the James A. Griggs Fellow at the University of Utah’s School of Accounting.

Stephen Stubben
David Eccles Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor

Stephen Stubben teaches and conducts research in financial accounting. His current research focuses primarily on accounting standards, firms’ application of these standards, the quality of the resulting accounting information, and how that information is used in business decisions.

Laura Wellman
Assistant Professor

 Laura’s research focuses on the flow of political information to various economic actors. She has published articles in such journals as The Accounting Review and Review of Accounting Studies.

Mary Paige Witt
Assistant Professor

Paige Witt worked as an auditor for Deloitte for 9 years and in financial reporting for Northern Trust for 3 years. She is a Certified Public Accountant and audit professor for the University of Utah.

Brittany Wonsor
MAcc Admissions Coordinator

 Brittany has a background in case management for the geriatric population. While new to the higher education field, she has always enjoyed working with individuals by providing support and guidance.

Nate Zwart
MAcc Advisor

Nate is a Minnesota Native and earned his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy from the U. He serves as a MAcc Advisor and is excited to work with incoming and current MAcc students.