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Theodore (Ted) E. Christensen

  • C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Professor, J.M. Tull School of Accounting
A334 Moore-Rooker Hall


Ted Christensen holds a Terry Distinguished Chair in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He served as Director of the J. M. Tull School of Accounting from 2015-2024. Prior to coming to UGA, he was on the faculty at Brigham Young University from 2000-2015 and at Case Western Reserve University from 1995-2000. He was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan (2013-2014), the University of Utah (2012), and taught courses at Santa Clara University from 2005-2023. He received a B.S. degree in accounting at San Jose State University, a MAcc degree in tax at Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Georgia.

Professor Christensen is an editor of the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting. His research focuses on voluntary disclosure. In particular, much of his published research has explored non-GAAP reporting and management earnings forecasts. He has authored and coauthored articles published in many journals including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Organizations and Society, the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education. He is also the author of an advanced financial accounting textbook and a managerial accounting textbook.

Professor Christensen has taught financial accounting at all levels, financial statement analysis, business valuation, both introductory and intermediate managerial accounting, and corporate taxation. He is the recipient of numerous awards for both teaching and research. He has been active in serving as an officer and on various committees of the American Accounting Association and is a CPA.