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        James Long

        ProfessorAmy B. Murphy Distinguished ProfessorSchool of Accountancy


        Areas of Expertise

        Judgment, Decision-making, and Task Performance in Accounting


        • PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2009
        • MAcc, Auburn University, 2002
        • BSBA, Accounting, Auburn University, 2001

        Professional Activities

        Dr. Long teaches ACCT 5120/6120 Financial Accounting & Reporting II and ACCT 7130 Financial Analysis & Valuation in the School of Accountancy's undergraduate and graduate programs, respectively. He has received numerous teaching accolades, including Auburn University's prestigious Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, and the Harbert College's Lowder and McCartney teaching awards. Dr. Long served as a Fulbright Scholar (Teaching Grant, Hungary, 2017). He has taught various accounting and international business courses at Auburn University, Corvinus University of Budapest, and Virginia Tech, as well as continuing professional education courses for public accounting firms and professional organizations.

        With respect to scholarly activities, Dr. Long's research examines how task timing interacts with other factors to affect judgment, decision-making and task performance in accounting. He has received a Center for Audit Quality Academic Research in Auditing grant, served as a member of the AAA Auditing Section’s Subsequent Events PCAOB Research Synthesis Team, and is a three-time winner of the School of Accountancy Outstanding Research Award. His work has been published in top academic and professional journals, including Accounting, Organizations & Society, Advances in Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, The CPA Journal, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Accounting Literature, Journal of Information Systems, and Journal of Management Accounting Research. Dr. Long has also published a number of educational accounting cases, one of which won the AAA Management Accounting Section's 2016 Outstanding Case Award.

        Prior to returning to Auburn, Dr. Long worked as a staff auditor and a senior staff auditor with Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen, LLP, and as an internal audit manager with National Vision, Inc., both in Atlanta, GA. He holds the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations and is a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Institute of Management Accountants.

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