Stephen Stubben

Associate Dean, Faculty and Research; Professor; David Eccles Faculty Scholar

Dean's Office, School of Accounting

Faculty, Tenure Track

Professor Stubben is a Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. He has published research on topics related to financial accounting and reporting in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and other top accounting journals. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of five accounting journals, and he has recently received awards for his work on peer reviews from The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting Research. Professor Stubben received the Wildman Award, awarded annually for the publication with the most significant contribution to the practice of accounting. He is frequently invited to present his research at conferences and universities around the world.

Professor Stubben has won teaching awards at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels. He works closely with PhD students, regularly chairing PhD dissertation committees. He served as Director of the Eccles School’s Accounting PhD Program from 2014 to 2019.

Professor Stubben enjoys working on issues related to financial accounting standards. He participates in annual conferences with the Financial Accounting Standards Board and has been a keynote speaker and chair of the conference planning committee.

Professor Stubben is actively involved in service within the University of Utah and in the profession. He is currently the President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association, which has about 1,500 members worldwide. He is regularly invited to give career advice to PhD students and new accounting faculty at national conferences.

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Education

PhD 2006, Accounting, Stanford University

Teaching

Fall 2016

ACCTG 7910-001 Special Studies-PhD
ACCTG 7970-001 Thesis Research-PhD
ACCTG 7980-001 Faculty Consultation
ACCTG 7990-001 Cont Reg-PhD

Summer 2016

ACCTG 7910-001 Special Studies-PhD
ACCTG 7920-001 Directed Summer Research
ACCTG 7970-001 Thesis Research-PhD
ACCTG 7980-001 Faculty Consultation
ACCTG 7990-001 Cont Reg-PhD

Spring 2016

ACCTG 5110-002 Fin Accounting I
Location: SFEBB 3170 (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)
ACCTG 5110-003 Fin Accounting I
Location: SFEBB 3170 (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)
ACCTG 7120-001 Fin Acctg Res II
Location: SFEBB 7122 (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)
ACCTG 7910-001 Special Studies-PhD
ACCTG 7970-001 Thesis Research-PhD
ACCTG 7980-001 Faculty Consultation
ACCTG 7990-001 Cont Reg-PhD

Publications

McNichols, M., and Stubben, S. (2015). The Effect of Target-Firm Accounting Quality on Valuation in Acquisitions. Review of Accounting Studies. In press, 02/2015.

Barth, M., Hodder, L., and Stubben, S. (2013). Financial Reporting for Employee Stock Options: Liabilities or Equity?. Review of Accounting Studies. Published, 09/2013.

Ertimur, Y., Mayew, W., and Stubben, S. (2011). Analyst Reputation and the Issuance of Disaggregated Earnings Forecasts to I/B/E/S. Review of Accounting Studies. Published, 03/2011.

Stubben, S. (2010). Discretionary Revenues as a Measure of Earnings Management. The Accounting Review. Published, 03/2010.

Ertimur, Y., Ferri, F., and Stubben, S. (2010). Board of Directors’ Responsiveness to Shareholders: Evidence from Shareholder Proposals. Journal of Corporate Finance. Published, 02/2010.

McNichols, M., and Stubben, S. (2008). Does Earnings Management Affect Firms’ Investment Decisions?. The Accounting Review. Published, 11/2008.

Beaver, W., Cornell, B., Landsman, W., and Stubben, S. (2008). The Impact of Analysts’ Forecast Errors and Forecast Revisions on Stock Prices. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting. Published, 06/2008.

Barth, M., Hodder, L., and Stubben, S. (2008). Fair Value Accounting for Liabilities and Own Credit Risk. The Accounting Review. Published, 05/2008.

Professional Service

American Accounting Association. Resident Faculty, Doctoral Consortium. 06/2015 – present

Financial Accounting Standards Board. Planning Committee, FASB/IASB Financial Reporting Issues Conference. 01/2015 – 01/2016

The Accounting Review. Editorial Board member. 05/2014 – present

American Accounting Association. Faculty Leader, New Faculty Consortium. 01/2014 – 01/2014

Internal Service

Accounting PhD Program coordinator. 05/2014 – present. Department service.