Virginia Accounting Research Conference

  • 20 – 21 May 2015 

     Darden is pleased to host the 5th Annual Virginia Accounting Research Conference. The goal of Virginia Accounting Research Conference is to bring together accounting faculty in the Virginia area to network and discuss their latest research. If you are interested in attending and have yet to sign up, please feel free to email Karen Morris.

    Hosted by Darden, McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, and William & Mary Mason School of Business. 

    Wednesday, May 20 

    All presentation will take place in classroom 120

    11:30 a.m. – Noon 

    Noon – 12:15 p.m.

    12:15 – 1:15 p.m. 

    Bret Johnson 

    Ph.D. Student

    The Ohio State University

    "The SEC Comment Letter Process and Firm Disclosure" 

    1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

    1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
    Eric Negangard     

    Assistant Professor of Commerce

    University of Virginia, McIntire School

    "Have Attempts to Reform Financial Reporting Culture Failed? Evidence from Post Fraud Attributions of Accountants, Lawyers, and Laypeople"

    2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    2:45 – 3:45 p.m. 
    Scott Johnson  

    Assistant Professor

    Virginia Tech

    "A Reexamination of Real Earnings Management from a Firm-Specific Time-Series Perspective"

    3:45 – 4 p.m.

    4 – 5 p.m. 
    Jamie Diaz  

    Assistant Professor

    William & Mary

    "The Demise of Monthly Retail Sales Disclosures" (Hard copies will be available at the conference)

    6 – 7 p.m.
    Reception in South Lounge

    7 p.m.

    7:30 p.m.

    Thursday, May 21  

    7:15 – 8 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast

    8 – 9 a.m. 
    Preeti Choudhary  

    Assistant Professor

    Georgetown University

    "Corporate External Legal Counsel and Company Disclosures"

    9 – 9:15 a.m.

    9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 
    Kyle Welch  

    Assistant Professor of Accounting

    George Washington University

    "Professionalization of Corporate Boards and Its Consequences"

    10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

    10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
    Jean Zhang  

    Assistant Professor 

    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

    "Municipal Accounting Restatements and Top Financial Manager Turnover"

    11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

    11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    Jing Huang  

    Assistant Professor

    Virginia Tech

    "Do Internal and External Intellectual Property Safeguards Affect the Responsiveness of R&D to Tax Incentives?"

    12:45 p.m.
    Conference Ends (Box Lunches Available)



    If you are staying at the Inn at Darden a parking pass will be given to you upon check in. 

    If you are not staying with us, please stop at the Darden Gate House upon entering Darden Grounds. The Gate House is the first building located on your right. At the front desk you will be given a parking pass and directions as to where to park. 

    Accommodations & Travel


    Inn at Darden (ask for the Virginia Accounting Research Conference Room block)

    100 Darden Blvd. 

    Charlottesville, VA 22906

    Residence Inn  

    1111 Millmont St. 

    Charlottesville, VA 22903

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    Registration is now closed. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or issues.