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James Long

James H. Long

Harbert College Advisory Council Professor

position: Associate Professor
dept: School of Accountancy
phone: (334) 844-6214
office: 351 Lowder Hall

At Auburn since 2009


  • PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2009
  • MAc, Auburn University, 2002
  • BSBA (Accounting), Auburn University, 2001

Professional Activities

Dr. Long is a Fulbright Scholar (Teaching Grant, Hungary, 2017), and 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. 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. Dr. Long has also published several educational accounting cases, one of which won the AAA Management Accounting Section's 2016 Outstanding Case Award.

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 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. Dr. Long's work has been published in top academic and professional journals, including:

  • Accounting, Organizations and 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.

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, Georgia. He holds the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Alabama & Georgia), 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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