- PhD, Virginia Tech
- MS, Appalachian State University
- BSBA, Appalachian State University
Greg Jenkins is a professor in the School of Accountancy in the Harbert College of
Business. His current research examines various aspects of auditor independence, auditors’
use of specialists, accountants’ adherence to professional codes of conduct, and governance
practices within investment companies.
Jenkins’ research has been published in a number of academic journals including Accounting Horizons, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Auditing: A Journal of
Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research,
Current Issues in Auditing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Information Systems, and The Accounting Review. He has also published articles in practitioner journals such as Internal Auditing, Strategic Finance, The CPA Journal, and The Journal of Accountancy. Jenkins received the Deloitte Wildman Award and the Notable Contributions to the
Auditing Literature award for his study of how auditors use brainstorming in their
consideration of fraud.
Jenkins was previously on the faculty at North Carolina State University and Virginia
Tech. He has taught courses in accounting information systems, auditing, business
ethics, and managerial accounting. Jenkins received teaching awards during his tenure
at both NC State and Virginia Tech. He has also served as a visiting professor at
the IESEG School of Management in Lille, France and the School of Business and Economics
at the University of Münster in Münster, Germany.
Jenkins’ professional activities include membership in the American Accounting Association
and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He served as a member
on the AICPA’s Practice Monitoring of the Future Task Force, chair of the Annual Virginia
Accounting & Auditing Conference, and as both a chair and member on research task
forces of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association charged with
providing research assistance to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board related
to auditor independence and quality control standards. Jenkins currently serves as
a member of the AICPA's Auditing Standards Board.