Tull School of Accounting professors appointed to endowed faculty chairs

John Campbell and Margaret Christ recognized for service to students and contributions to accounting research
John Campbell and Margaret Christ

Two Terry College of Business professors in the J.M. Tull School of Accounting were appointed to endowed chairs and professorships following approval by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

John Campbell was appointed the Herbert Miller Chair of Financial Accounting, and Margaret Christ was named the J.M. Tull Chair of Accounting.

“Both John and Margaret have contributed significantly to the reputation of the J.M. Tull School as one the best accounting departments in the country,” said Dean Ben Ayers. “They are respected as educators, valued by their colleagues and highly deserving of these appointments in recognition of their hard work and productivity as scholars.”

Since joining the Tull faculty in 2010, Campbell has won eight teaching awards for his work with undergraduate and graduate students, including being named a university-wide Lilly Teaching Fellow. He is the Tull School’s Ph.D. program director, EY Faculty Fellow and a visiting research professor at Renmin University of China in Beijing.

His research focuses on capital market participants’ use of accounting and tax information and the effectiveness of accounting and disclosure regulations. He serves as an editor or editorial board member for three of the top six accounting research journals.

Christ has been part of the Tull faculty since 2008. Her skill and influence with data analytics and active learning techniques contributed to her selection as a Senior Teaching Fellow by the Center for Teaching and Learning, her induction into the UGA Teaching Academy, and an invitation to serve on the advisory board to UGA’s Vice President for Instruction. She uses active learning techniques and hands-on projects to enliven her material, designing teaching activities to develop critical thinking skills, build inclusive communities and teach effective collaboration.

Her research focuses on the effects of control systems and incentive compensation on employee behavior, the implementation of control systems in inter-organizational collaborations and internal audit practices. She recently launched a line of inquiry into how artificial intelligence tools impact human judgment during auditing.