Linda Parsons

Associate Professor of Accounting and Joe Lane Endowed Professorship in Accounting

Culverhouse School of Accountancy

Phone: 205-348-2922

Focus and Current Research

Accouting Information Systems

Government & Nonprofit Accounting

Corporate Social Responsibility


PhD, University of Houston

BS, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Visiting Scholar, George Washington University. (January 2017).

Joe Lane Professor of Accounting, Culverhouse College of Commerce. (2016).

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, United States. (January 2012 - Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, The Accounting Review, United States. (June 2011 - July 2017)

Editorial Review Board Member, Issues in Accounting Education. (August 2010 - November 2016).

Editorial Review Board Member, Accounting Horizons. (2009 - 2015).

Editor, Journal of Accounting Education Special Issue-GNP. (October 2011 - June 2013)

Selected Publications

Parsons, L. M., Garven, S., Beck, A. (in press). Are Audit-Related Factors Associated with Financial Reporting Quality in Nonprofit Organizations? Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.

Parsons, L. M., Reitenga, A. L. (2014). College and University President Pay and Future Performance. Accounting Horizons, 28(1), 125-142.

Parsons, L. M., Tinkelman, D. (2013). Testing the Feasibility of Small Multiples of Sparklines to Display Semimonthly Income Statement Data. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 14(1), 58-76.

Parsons, L. M., Pryor, C., Roberts, A. (2017). Pressure to Manage Ratios and Willingness To Do So: Evidence from Nonprofit Managers. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46(4), 705-724.

Parsons, L. M., Reitenga, A. L., Leggett, D. Real Earnings Management and Subsequent Operating Performance. IUP Journal of Operations Management, 15(4), 7-32.