Amanda Gonzales

Assistant Professor
HLH 435 S
P.O. Box 880488
Lincoln, NE 68588-0488
(402) 472-0530
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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

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. Accepted at Management Science (forthcoming).
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

Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 313) - Analysis and application of current and emerging financial accounting concepts and techniques, with a focus on the recognition and measurement of revenues and assets. Develop skills to recognize important accounting issues, ask critical questions, and analyze the impact of business transactions on the financial statements.

Teaching Interests
  • Financial accounting at all levels
  • Accounting research
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
Institutional Service
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, School of Accountancy
  • Grade Appeals Committee, School of Accountancy
  • College of Business, Seacrest Teaching Fellowship
  • 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