Professor of Accounting

Steven Ross-Hugh Culverhouse Chair of Accountancy

Culverhouse School of Accountancy

Tom Lopez

Research Interests


Ph.D., Arizona State University
M.ST., California State University-East Bay
B.S., Florida International University


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – California (1990 – 2002)

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

Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame, KPMG Ph.D. Project. (2012).

Selected Publications

“Analyst and Investor Reaction to Consistent Earnings Signals” With Peter Johnson, Marcus Caylor and Ted Christensen. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 2015 42 (9), 1041-1074.

“Negative Special Items and Future Earnings: Expense Transfer or Real Improvements” With Bill Cready and Craig Sisneros. The Accounting Review 2012 v87 Issue 4, p1165-1195.

“Special Items: A Descriptive Analysis” with Manuel Sanchez and Peter Johnson. Accounting Horizons 2011, v25 Issue 3, p 511 – 536.

“The Persistence and Market Valuation of Recurring Nonrecurring Items,” with Bill Cready and Craig Sisneros. The Accounting Review 2010, v85 Issue 5, p1577-1615.

“The Roles of Innate Ability and Task-Specific Experience in Understanding Analyst Performance” with Michael Clement and Lisa Koonce. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2007 v44 issue 1, 2007, 378-398.

“Restructuring Charges and CEO Cash Compensation: A Reexamination,” with Davit Adut and Bill Cready. The Accounting Review, January 2003, 169-192.