Thomas Lopez

Professor and Steven Ross-Hugh Culverhouse Chair of Accountancy

Culverhouse School of Accountancy

Phone: 205-348-2907

Focus and Current Research

Financial Accounting

Corporate Restructurings

Executive Compensation

Analyst Forecasts


PhD, Arizona State Univesity

MST, California State University-East Bay

BS, Florida International University

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - California

Editorial Review Board Member, Accounting Review. (June 2011 - April 2017).

PhD Project Hall of Fame, KPMG PhD Project. (2012).

Selected Publications

Lopez, T. J., Reitenga, A. L., Glackin, V., Strobel, C. (2017). The executive compensation implications of the tax component of earnings. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 48(3), 557-595.

Lopez, T. J., Johnson, P., Christensen, T., Caylor, M. (2015). Analyst and Investor Reaction to Consistent Earnings Signals. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 42(9).

Lopez, T. J., Hill, M., Liu Xiaotao, X., Johnson, P. (2015). Operational Restructurings: Where’s the Beef? Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 45(4).

Lopez, T. J., Cready, W., Sisneros, C. (2012). Negative Special Items and Future Earnings: Expense Transfer or Real Improvements. The Accounting Review.​​​​​​​

Lopez, T. J., Reitenga, A. L., Hill, M. (2016). CEO Excess Compensation: The Impact of Firm Size and Managerial Power. Advances in Accounting, 33(June), 35-46.

Lopez, T. J., Caylor, M. (2013). Cost behavior and executive bonus compensation. Advances in Accounting, 29(2).