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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


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Marjorie Shelley

Professor Emeritus of Accountancy
HLH 445 E
P.O. Box 880488
Lincoln, NE 68588-0488
(402) 472-2337
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Ph.D., University of Texas, 1989
M.B.A., University of Missouri, 1983
B.B.A., University of Missouri, 1980

Dr. Marjorie Shelley joined CBA in June 2013 from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, where she was associate professor for the preceding eight years.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and both an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Shelley’s research interests include factors affecting audit quality, the role of BOD audit committees in ensuring quality finacial reporting, the effects of earnings predictability/ambiguity on investors’ responses to accounting disclosures and risk perceptions, and incentive and compensation effects on job performance.

Her article “Do Complexity, Governance, and Auditor Independence Influence Whether Firms Retain their Auditors for Tax Services?” in the Journal of American Taxation Association (JATA) was selected as the JATA Best Paper of 2010 award. Recent works by Dr. Shelley include " Do director Networks Matter for Financial Reporting Quality", Management Science; "Affiliated Former Partners on the Audit Committee: Influence on the Auditor-Client Relationship and Audit Quality" Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; "The Effects of disclosure and Analyst Regulations on the Relevance of Analyst Characteristics for explaining Analyst Forecast Accuracy", Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; "Understanding Audit Quality; Insights from Audit Partners and Investors", Contemporary Accounting Research.

Accounting & Data Analytics, Seminar in Management Accounting, and Contemporary Accounting Research Seminar.

Faculty Senate, Personnel Committee, Ph.D. Committee, and University Peer Evalutaion Task Force 

Prof. Shelley's article "competitve, Political, and economic Factors Influencing State Tax Policy Changes" (with Thomas Omer) was recently cited by the Federal Reserve Board. Her article "Affiliated Former Partners on the Audit Comittee; Influence on the Auditor-Client Relationship and Audit Quality" (with Brant Christensen, Thomas Omer and Paul Wong) was recently cited in Accounting Today and CFO Magazine.