JOHN L. CAMPBELL, PhD, CPA is an Associate Professor of Accounting, the PhD Program Director, and the EY Faculty Fellow in the J.M. Tull School of Accounting in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Analytical Finance (with honors) and a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from Wake Forest University, and a PhD in Management (Major in Accounting, Minor in Finance) from the University of Arizona.
Since 2010, Dr. Campbell teaches financial accounting to undergraduates, masters, and doctoral students at the University of Georgia. He has won numerous teaching awards and fellowships at the department, college, and university levels, including having won the Undergraduate Teacher of the Year award from UGA's accounting students numerous times, and being selected for the Lilly Teaching Fellows Program that is awarded annually to ten assistant professors across the entire university. Previously, he taught financial and managerial accounting at the University of Arizona and Wake Forest University.
Dr. Campbell's research examines stock market consequences of accounting information, and generally has implications for financial market regulations. His research is published in top accounting and finance journals, including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting. Dr. Campbell reviews for multiple academic journals each year, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, and is an editor at Contemporary Accounting Research (from 2020 through 2022). His research has been presented across North America, as well as in South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Dr. Campbell has authored multiple comment letters to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and has been invited to the FASB multiple times to discuss topics relevant to standard setting. His research has been cited by Bloomberg, SeekingAlpha.com, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, as well as in materials provided to the FASB, the IASB, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and he has been quoted in articles by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and National Public Radio's Morning Edition.
Finally, Dr. Campbell regularly engages in consulting on various accounting and finance topics, including corporate training for the investment banking division of Well Fargo, corporate consulting, and serving as an expert witness. Prior to academia, Dr. Campbell worked as a mergers and acquisitions investment banking analyst with Wachovia Securities, an Audit Senior with PwC, and as a Financial Reporting Manager with Remington Arms Company.
Outside of academia, Dr. Campbell enjoys running, biking, playing tennis, UGA football, Wake Forest basketball, Arizona basketball, and most importantly spending time with his wife and three daughters.
PhD, Accounting, University of Arizona, 2010
MSA, Accountancy, Wake Forest University, 2001
BS, Analytical Finance, Wake Forest University, 2001
Certified Public Accountant, certified in the state of Illinois
Prior Professional Positions
Remington, Finance, Financial Reporting Manager, 2004 to 2007
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Auditor, Senior Associate, 2002 to 2004
Wachovia Securities, Investment Banking, Analyst, 2001 to 2002
Ernst & Young (EY) Teaching Fellow, Ernst & Young, 2013 - present
Visiting Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong, 2019
Excellence in Reviewing Award, American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Rep, 2019
Distinguished Visitor, Monash University, 2018
Best Paper Award, Review of Accounting Studies Conference, 2018
Research Excellence Award, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, 2018
Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty, University of Kansas, 2017-2018
Student Career Development Award, University of Georgia, 2017
Excellence in Reviewing Award, American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Rep, 2017
SEC Faculty Travel Grant Research Award, University of Georgia, 2017
Student Career Development Award, University of Georgia, 2016
Excellence in Reviewing Award, American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Rep, 2016
Percy B. Yeargan Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 2016
Terry Sanford Research Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2016
Student Career Development Award, University of Georgia, 2015
Outstanding Service Award, American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Rep, 2015
Percy B. Yeargan Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 2015
Terry Sanford Research Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2015
Student Career Development Award, University of Georgia, 2014
Percy B. Yeargan Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 2014
Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2014
Office of the Provost Research Award, University of Georgia, 2014
Terry Sanford Research Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2014
Lilly Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia, 2013
Student Career Development Award, University of Georgia, 2013
Percy B. Yeargan Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 2013
Dean's Service Award, University of Arizona, 2009
Dean's Research Award, University of Arizona, 2009
Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellow, Deloitte Foundation, 2009
Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Financial Reporting Policy Committee (FRPC), 2015 – 2018, Professional
- Investors use of accounting and tax information
- Financing, investing and financial reporting decisions
- Capital Markets
- Real Effects of Accounting and Disclosure Regulation
- Voluntary Disclosure
- Cost of Capital
- Executive Compensation
- Derivatives and Hedging
- 2017. Employee Quality and Financial Reporting Outcomes. Journal Of Accounting And Economics, 64(1):123-149.
- 2017. Earnings Comparability, Accounting Similarities, and Stock Returns: Evidence from Peer Firms' Earnings Restatements. Journal Of Accounting Auditing & Finance, 32(4): 480-509.
- 2016. Are ex-ante CEO severance pay contracts consistent with efficient contracting? Journal Of Financial And Quantitative Analysis, 51(3):737-769.
- 2015. Do Sophisticated Investors use the Information provided by the Fair Value of Cash Flow Hedges? Review Of Accounting Studies,20(2):934-975.
- 2015. Audit Committee Stock Options and Financial Reporting Quality after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Auditing: A Journal Of Practice And Theory, 34(2):91-120.
- 2015. The Fair Value of Cash Flow Hedges, Future Profitability, and Stock Returns. Contemporary Accounting Research,32(1):243-279.
- 2014. The Information Content of Mandatory Risk Factor Disclosures in Corporate Filings. Review Of Accounting Studies, 19(1):396-455.
- 2013. Did the 2003 Tax Act Increase Capital Investments by Corporations? Journal Of The American Taxation Association, 35(2):33-63.
- 2012. Financing Constraints and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from the Funding of Corporate Pension Plans. Review Of Financial Studies, 25(3):868-912.
- Summer 2010.Equity Valuation Effects of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Contemporary Accounting Research, 27(2):469-536.
- 2017. The Use of Fair Value Accounting in Risk Management in Non-Financial Firms. The Routledge Companion To Fair Value Accounting. Ed. Gilad Livne and Garen Markarian. New York: Taylor & Francis Group. 155-178.
- 2018. U.S. Multinational Corporations' Foreign Cash Holdings: An Empirical Estimate and its Valuation Consequences. University Of Georgia, University of Oregon, and Indiana University.
- 2019. Selective Disclosure of Material Information: Evidence from Regulation Fair Disclosure Form 8-Ks. University Of Georgia, University of Oregon.
- 2019. What Drives Voluntary Disclosure â€“ Manager Cost or Investor Demand?: Evidence from Derivatives Use. University Of Georgia, Georgia State University, Singapore Management University, and Lehigh University.
- 2019. Investor Perceptions of Government Deregulation: Evidence from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's Section 404. University Of Georgia, Cleveland State University, and UNLV.
- 2019. Do Financing Constraints lead to incremental Tax Planning? Evidence from the Pension Protection Act of 2006. University Of Georgia, NC State University, and University of Oklahoma.
- Baginski, S., J. Campbell, R. Moon, and J. Warren. 2019. Towards a Risk-Neutral Disclosure Policy: The Role of Compensation in Management Forecast Quality. University of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Campbell, J., M. Ettredge, F. Guo, and Z. Wiebe. 2019. Information Asymmetry in Spinoffs: The Role of Incremental Disclosure. University of Georgia, University of Kansas, Iowa State University, and University of Arkansas.
- Campbell, J., J. Duchac, D. Stice, and W. Shi. 2019. The Price of Stock Liquidity: Evidence from Financial Reporting Quality and Audit Pricing. University of Georgia, Wake Forest University, University of Hong Kong, and Deakin University.
- Baginski, S., J. Campbell, W. Ryu, and J. Warren. 2019. Do Managers Bias Forecasts in Response to Current Earnings Announcement Surprises? University of Georgia.
- Blann, J., J. Campbell, J. Shipman, and Z. Wiebe. 2020. Evidence on the Decision Usefulness of Fair Values in Business Combinations. University of Georgia and the University of Arkansas.
- Campbell, J., X. Zheng, and D. Zhou. 2020. Number of numbers: Does Quantitative Disclosure reduce uncertainty in Quarterly Earnings Conference Calls. University of Georgia and the University of British Columbia.
Editor, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2020 - present
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, 2016 - present
Editorial Board Member, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2017 - 2020
Annual Meeting, Track Chair, Accounting Standard Setting and Regulation, 2020
Midyear Meeting, Track Chair, Executive Compensation, 2020
Annual Meeting Co-Coordinator, American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Rep, 2014 - 2015
Annual Meeting, Track Chair, Financial Reporting Quality, 2014