Larry N. Killough, KPMG Professor of Accounting and Information Systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of “professor emeritus” by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1969, Killough has applied behavioral research methods to issues in cost and managerial accounting. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles.

He served as associate editor for Decision Sciences Journal from 1995 to 1998 and again from 2000 to 2005 and was on the editorial boards of several other significant journals.

Killough held leadership positions in several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Atlantic Coast Conference.

At Virginia Tech, he served as chair of the Appeals Committee for Student Athletes, Faculty Reconciliation Committee, and Honorifics Committee.

In the classroom, he taught a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Killough received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from Temple University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Missouri.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.