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Amanda Gonzales

Associate Professor of Practice in Accountancy
HLH 435 S
P.O. Box 880488
Lincoln, NE 68588-0488
(402) 472-2337
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Ph.D., Duke University, 2013
M.P.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003
B.A., Hastings College, Hastings, NE, 2002
Areas of Expertise
  • FASB and IASB accounting standards
  • International accounting
  • Accounting for mergers and acquisitions
Research Interests
  • Financial reporting
  • Capital markets
  • International accounting

Dr. Amanda Gonzales joined the College of Business in 2013 after receiving her Ph.D. in accounting from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She is a native Nebraskan, earning a master's degree in professional accountancy from UNL and her bachelor’s degree in professional accounting and mathematics at Hastings College. She is passionate about helping her students discover and realize their potential. Dr. Gonzales researches topics related to financial reporting and corporate governance. Before going to graduate school at Duke, Gonzales worked at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Connecticut and was a project manager at the International Accounting Standards Board in London, U.K.

  • “Financial Reporting for Pollution Reduction Programs,” with Yonca Ertimur, Jennifer Francis, and Katherine Schipper. 2020. Management Science66(12), 6015-6041.
Working Papers
  • “Corruption Corrupts: Company Insiders’ International Work Experiences and Corporate Misconduct,” with M. Kathleen Harris and Thomas C. Omer.
  • “A Time-Series Analysis of the Macro-Level Factors Affecting Annual Report Length,” with Paul Hribar, Sam Melessa, and Rick Mergenthaler.
  • “The Effects of Private Litigation and Public Enforcement on the Characteristics of Narrative Firm Disclosures: A Century of Evidence,” with Paul Hribar, Sam Melessa, and Rick Mergenthaler.
Undergraduate Courses

Accounting Research and Communication (ACCT 455) - This course focuses on improvisation, professional writing, and professional presentations in a variety of accounting-related settings. Using the principles of applied improv, students will learn to increase their listening and collaboration skills, foster trust and innovation, and be able to adapt and engage in the moment - all tapping into the crucial assets of a great and inclusive leader. Students will also apply best practices for critical thinking and written communication to identify accounting issues and develop, justify, and communicate solutions with clarity, conciseness, and professionalism. The course culminates with students providing professional quality presentations and written deliverables to local accounting professionals.

Teaching Interests
  • Financial accounting at all levels
  • Accounting research and communication
Institutional Service
  • Director of Undergraduate Advising, School of Accountancy
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, School of Accountancy
  • Assurance of Learning Committee, School of Accountancy
  • Undergraduate Scholarship Committee, School of Accountancy
Professional Service
  • Organizing Committee for FASB Financial Reporting Issues Conference
  • Reviewer for FARS Midyear Meeting and AAA Annual Meeting
  • Reviewer for Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance (JAAF) Conference
  • College of Business, Seacrest Teaching Fellowship
  • Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
  • UNL Parents Association, Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students
  • Delta Sigma Pi, Honorary Faculty Brother
  • Delta Sigma Pi, Outstanding Professor
  • Beta Alpha Psi, Outstanding Educator