E. Scott Johnson has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

Johnson is one of nine new faculty members at Pamplin this fall. They are part of the college’s efforts to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and business outreach programs under the leadership of Robert Sumichrast, who became dean in July.

Johnson received a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. He also received three degrees from the University of Florida: a master’s in accounting, a bachelor’s in accounting, and a bachelor’s in telecommunication.

Johnson’s research interests include real earnings management, executive compensation, corporate governance, and financial capital markets. His dissertation is titled “Do Changes in the SG&A Ratio Provide Information About Changes in Future Earnings, Analyst Forecast Revisions, and Stock Returns?”

Before coming to Virginia Tech, Johnson taught Managerial Uses of Accounting Information and Fundamentals of Taxation at the University of Arkansas, and Introduction to Financial Accounting at the University of Florida.

His public accounting experience includes working in Deloitte’s Atlanta office as a tax staff member in the state and local tax group and as a tax senior in the national total state tax solutions group. He also worked in the tax department of luxury developer WCI Communities in Bonita Springs, Fla.