Greg Jenkins, professor of accounting and information systems and William S. Gay Fellow in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was recently named the Curling Faculty Fellow in Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Established in 2008 through a gift from Doug C. Curling, who earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees in accounting from Virginia Tech, the Curling Fellowship in Accounting and Information Systems is intended to help the college recruit and retain outstanding scholars in accounting and to also honor Curling’s father, Calvin T. Curling, and uncle, James C. Curling, who also attended Virginia Tech.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2005, Jenkins’ research has appeared in numerous academic and professional publications. In addition, he has co-authored or authored textbooks and other course materials used in various accounting courses.

He is very active in the auditing profession and is a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants. Jenkins recently led a research task force of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association that provided research assistance to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) related to their consideration of auditor independence and mandatory audit firm rotation. He was also a member of an earlier research task force that provided research assistance to the PCAOB related to revisions of quality control standards.

In addition, Jenkins has been on the committees of five Ph.D. students, two of which he chaired or is chairing. He is consistently regarded as an excellent classroom teacher, and regularly assists in professional training for one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.

He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Appalachian State University and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.