New Faculty Hires at BYU

We are excited to announce the hiring of Steve Smith and Bill Tayler as new associate professors in the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University.  They will begin work at BYU in the fall semester of 2012.

Steve Smith graduated from BYU with a MAcc degree in 1999.  He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2005 and has taught at the University of Illinois since earning his Ph.D.  Steve is an excellent teacher and researcher.  Steve teaches managerial accounting, with a focus on accounting control systems.  He is regularly rated excellent by his students and won the Head’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008.  His research interests center on managerial accounting and accounting control systems.  He has published multiple papers in The Accounting Review and Review of Accounting Studies and has multiple additional papers under review.

Bill Tayler graduated from BYU with a Macc degree in 2002.  He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2007 and has taught managerial accounting at Emory University since earning his Ph.D.  Bill was awarded the Crystal Apple Award from Emory University in 2011 for outstanding teaching.  His research explores psychological and social forces affecting judgment and decision making in accounting, with a particular emphasis on managerial accounting.  He has published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Finance, and The Review of Financial Studies.  He is the recipient of  three best paper awards for his research.

We are excited that such tremendous scholars have chosen to work at BYU!  Steve and Bill will significantly enhance our teaching and research expertise in managerial accounting.  We are grateful to have you as new colleagues!