John L. Campbell
J.M. Tull School of Accounting

Associate Professor, PhD Program Director, and EY Faculty Fellow

Office
A329 Moore-Rooker Hall
610 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA, 30602
Phone Numbers
Work706-542-3595
Email Address
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Vita

Biography

JOHN L. CAMPBELL, PhD, CPA is an Associate Professor of Accounting, the PhD Program Director, and the EY Faculty Fellow in the J.M. Tull School of Accounting in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Analytical Finance (with honors) and a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from Wake Forest University, and a PhD in Management (Major in Accounting, Minor in Finance) from the University of Arizona. 

Since 2010, Dr. Campbell teaches financial accounting to undergraduates, masters, and doctoral students at the University of Georgia. He has won numerous teaching awards and fellowships at the department, college, and university levels, including having won the Undergraduate Teacher of the Year award from UGA's accounting students in four out of his eight years in the department, and being selected for the Lilly Teaching Fellows Program that is awarded annually to ten assistant professors across the entire university. Previously, he taught financial and managerial accounting at the University of Arizona and Wake Forest University.

Dr. Campbell's research examines stock market consequences of accounting information, and generally has implications for financial market regulations. His research is published in top accounting and finance journals, including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting. Dr. Campbell reviews for multiple academic journals each year and serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Accounting Research and the Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting. His research has been presented across North America, as well as in South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Dr. Campbell has authored multiple comment letters to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and has been invited to the FASB multiple times to discuss topics relevant to standard setting. His research has been cited by Bloomberg, SeekingAlpha.com, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, as well as in materials provided to the FASB, the IASB, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and he has been quoted in articles by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and National Public Radio's Morning Edition.

Finally, Dr. Campbell regularly engages in consulting on various accounting and finance topics, including corporate training for the investment banking division of Well Fargo, corporate consulting, and serving as an expert witness. Prior to academia, Dr. Campbell worked as a mergers and acquisitions investment banking analyst with Wachovia Securities, an Audit Senior with PwC, and as a Financial Reporting Manager with Remington Arms Company.

Outside of academia, Dr. Campbell enjoys running, biking, playing tennis, UGA football, Wake Forest basketball, Arizona basketball, and most importantly spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Education

PhD, Accounting, University of Arizona, 2010

MSA, Accountancy, Wake Forest University, 2001

BS, Analytical Finance, Wake Forest University, 2001

Prior Professional Positions

Remington, Finance, Financial Reporting Manager, 2004 to 2007

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Auditor, Senior Associate, 2002 to 2004

Wachovia Securities, Investment Banking, Analyst, 2001 to 2002

Awards

Ernst & Young (EY) Teaching Fellow, Ernst & Young, 2013 - present
Best Paper Award, Review of Accounting Studies Conference, 2018
Research Excellence Award, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, 2018
Student Career Development Award, University of Georgia, 2017
Excellence in Reviewing Award, American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Rep, 2017
SEC Faculty Travel Grant Research Award, University of Georgia, 2017
Student Career Development Award, University of Georgia, 2016
Excellence in Reviewing Award, American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Rep, 2016
Percy B. Yeargan Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 2016
Terry Sanford Research Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2016
Student Career Development Award, University of Georgia, 2015
Outstanding Service Award, American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Rep, 2015
Percy B. Yeargan Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 2015
Terry Sanford Research Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2015
Student Career Development Award, University of Georgia, 2014
Percy B. Yeargan Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 2014
Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2014
Office of the Provost Research Award, University of Georgia, 2014
Terry Sanford Research Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2014
Lilly Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia, 2013
Student Career Development Award, University of Georgia, 2013
Percy B. Yeargan Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 2013
Dean's Service Award, University of Arizona, 2009
Dean's Research Award, University of Arizona, 2009
Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellow, Deloitte Foundation, 2009

Service

Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Financial Reporting Policy Committee (FRPC), 2015 – 2018, Professional

Research Interests

  • Investors use of accounting and tax information
  • Financing, investing and financial reporting decisions
  • Capital Markets
  • Real Effects of Accounting and Disclosure Regulation
  • Voluntary Disclosure
  • Cost of Capital
  • Pensions
  • Executive Compensation
  • Derivatives and Hedging

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ayres, D., J. Campbell, J. Chyz, and J. Shipman. 2019. Do financial analysts compel firms to make accounting decisions? Evidence from goodwill impairments. Review of Accounting Studies, forthcoming.
  • Campbell, J., J. Guan, O. Li, and Z. Zheng. 2019. CEO severance pay and corporate tax avoidance. Journal of the American Taxation Association, conditionally accepted.
  • Brockman, P., J. Campbell, H. Lee, and J. Salas. 2018. CEO Internal Experience and Voluntary Disclosure Quality: Evidence from Management Forecasts. Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, forthcoming.
  • Campbell, J., M. Cecchini, A. Cianci, A. Ehinger, and E. Werner. 2018. Tax-Related Mandatory Risk Factor Disclosures, Future Profitability, and Stock Returns. Review of Accounting Studies, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11142-018-9474-y.  
  • Baginski, S., J. Campbell, L. Hinson, and D. Koo. 2018Do Career Concerns Affect the Delay of Bad News Disclosure? The Accounting Review93(2):61-95
  • Call, A., J. Campbell, D. Dhaliwal, and R. Moon. 2017Employee Quality and Financial Reporting OutcomesJournal Of Accounting And Economics64(1):123-149
  • Campbell, J., and E. Yeung. 2017Earnings Comparability, Accounting Similarities, and Stock Returns: Evidence from Peer Firms' Earnings RestatementsJournal Of Accounting Auditing & Finance, 32(4): 480-509.  
  • Cadman, B., J. Campbell, and S. Klasa. 2016Are ex-ante CEO severance pay contracts consistent with efficient contracting? Journal Of Financial And Quantitative Analysis51(3):737-769
  • Campbell, J., J. Downes, and W.C. Schwartz, Jr. 2015Do Sophisticated Investors use the Information provided by the Fair Value of Cash Flow Hedges? Review Of Accounting Studies,20(2):934-975
  • Campbell, J., J. Hansen, C. Simon, and J. Smith. 2015Audit Committee Stock Options and Financial Reporting Quality after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002Auditing: A Journal Of Practice And Theory34(2):91-120.
  • Campbell, J. 2015The Fair Value of Cash Flow Hedges, Future Profitability, and Stock ReturnsContemporary Accounting Research,32(1):243-279
  • Campbell, J., H. Chen, D. Dhaliwal, H. Lu, and L. Steele. 2014The Information Content of Mandatory Risk Factor Disclosures in Corporate FilingsReview Of Accounting Studies19(1):396-455
  • Campbell, J., J. Chyz, D. Dhaliwal, and W. C. Schwartz, Jr. 2013Did the 2003 Tax Act Increase Capital Investments by Corporations? Journal Of The American Taxation Association35(2):33-63
  • Campbell, J., D. Dhaliwal, and W.C. Schwartz, Jr. 2012Financing Constraints and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from the Funding of Corporate Pension PlansReview Of Financial Studies25(3):868-912
  • Campbell, J., D. Dhaliwal, and W.C. Schwartz, Jr. Summer 2010.Equity Valuation Effects of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Contemporary Accounting Research27(2):469-536.

Book Chapters

  • Campbell, J., J. D'Adduzio, and J. Duchac. 2017The Use of Fair Value Accounting in Risk Management in Non-Financial FirmsThe Routledge Companion To Fair Value Accounting. Ed. Gilad Livne and Garen Markarian. New York: Taylor & Francis Group. 155-178.

Working Papers

Editorial Appointments

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, 2016 - present

Editorial Board Member, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2017 - present

Annual Meeting Co-Coordinator, American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Rep, 2014 - 2015

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