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Dirk E. Black

Associate Professor of Accountancy
Accountancy
HLH 445 K
P.O. Box 880488
Lincoln, NE 68588-0488
(402) 472-2337
dirkblack@unl.edu
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Education
Ph.D., Business Administration (Accounting), Duke University, 2014
MAcc, Brigham Young University, 2007
B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2007
Minor, Economics, Brigham Young University 2007
Areas of Expertise
  • Performance Measurement
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Research Interests
  • Financial Reporting
  • Performance Measurement
  • Performance Evaluation
Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Accountancy
Vita
Vita
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Intellection
  • Context
  • Restorative
  • Strategic
  • Belief
Office Hours

By appointment

Biography

Dr. Dirk E. Black earned his Ph.D. in business administration with a specialization in accounting from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also earned his Master of Accountancy degree at Brigham Young University and holds a CPA designation. Prior to working at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, he was an assistant professor of business administration in the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He worked as an audit associate for KPMG, LLP before entering academia. His research interests include performance measurement and performance evaluation.
 
Dr. Black has authored or co-authored research accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting ResearchManagement Science, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting ResearchAccounting & Finance, and Research in Accounting Regulation. He is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

Publications
Research Awards
  • UNL College of Business Emerging Scholar Research Award, 2022
  • AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award for “Do First Impressions Last? The Impact of Initial Assessments and Subsequent Performance on Promotion Decisions” with M. Vance, 2017
Graduate Courses

Accounting and Data Analytics (ACCT 850) - Fundamentals of data exploration, analysis, and communication in an accounting setting. Emphasis on data extraction, statistics and regression, and data visualization.

Professional Service
  • Editorial Board, The Accounting Review (June 1, 2020 - present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting (September 19, 2022 - present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Management Accounting Research (January 1, 2022 - present)
  • Editorial Board, Advances in Accounting (October 26, 2020 - present)
  • Reviewer
    • Abacus, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting & Finance, Accounting Horizons, Advances in Accounting, Applied Economics, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Australian Accounting Review, California Management Review, Cogent Economics & Finance, Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Financial Reporting, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Management & Governance, Management Science, Managerial Auditing Journal, Review of Accounting Studies, and The Accounting Review.

  • Member of the AAA Competitive Manuscript Award Screening Committee (scheduled 2023)
  • Member of the FARS Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award Committee (scheduled 2023)
  • Member of the FARS Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award Committee (2022) 
  • Member of the MAS Notable Contribution to the Management Accounting Literature Award Committee (2022)
  • Track chair, 2021 FARS Midyear Meeting Research Committee (Voluntary disclosure: non-earnings information)
  • Member of the MAS Management Accounting Dissertation Award Committee (2020 AAA Annual Meeting)
  • Member of the MAS Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award Committee (2018)
Awards and Achievements
  • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Excellence in Reviewing Award (Midyear Meeting), 2022
  • AAA Management Accounting Section Outstanding Reviewer Award (Midyear Meeting), 2022
  • Nominated for UNL College of Business Distinguished Teaching Award, 2022
  • The Accounting Review Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2022
  • UNL College of Business Emerging Scholar Research Award, 2022
  • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Excellence in Reviewing Award (Annual Meeting), 2021
  • Nominated for UNL College of Business Distinguished Teaching Award, 2021
  • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Excellence in Reviewing Award (Annual Meeting), 2020
  • AAA Management Accounting Section Outstanding Reviewer (Annual Meeting), 2020
  • AAA Management Accounting Section Outstanding Reviewer Award (Midyear Meeting), 2020
  • Advances in Accounting Research Conference Discussant Award, 2020
  • Summer Institute for Online Teaching Course Participant, 2020
  • UNL College of Business Distinguished Teaching Award, 2020
  • UNL Faculty Fellow for Student Success, 2020-2021
  • UNL New Faculty Development Program Completion, 2020
  • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2019
  • Journal of Management Accounting Research Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2019
  • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2018
  • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2017
  • AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award, 2017
  • AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2016
  • Duke University Certificate in College Teaching, 2014
  • AAA Deloitte Doctoral Consortium Participant, 2013
  • AAA Representative to the 2013 AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium, 2013
  • AAA Southeast Region Meeting Best Ph.D. Student Third-Year Paper Award, 2012
  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellow, 2012