Greg Jenkins named William S. Gay Senior Faculty Fellow
June 12, 2015
Greg Jenkins, professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the William S. Gay Senior Faculty Fellow by Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands and Senior Vice President and Provost Mark G. McNamee.
The William S. Gay Senior Faculty Fellowship in Accounting and Information Systems was established by alumni and friends of William S. Gay, who was a faculty member in the Department of Accounting from 1929 until his retirement in 1969. Gay was the first head of the Department of Accounting. The fellowship recognizes teaching and research excellence, and recipients retain the fellowship for a three-year period.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2005, Jenkins also holds the Curling Faculty Fellowship in Accounting and Information Systems. His research focuses on various aspects of auditing, including auditor independence, use of forensics by audit teams, and the impact of fatigue on audit effectiveness. He has published his research in peer-reviewed journals including The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and The Journal of Accountancy. Jenkins has presented his research at academic conferences, professional conferences, and to accounting regulators. In addition, Jenkins has authored textbooks and various teaching materials.
Highly regarded for his teaching, Jenkins has taught courses in accounting information systems, undergraduate and graduate auditing, business ethics, and managerial and financial accounting principles. He has served as either member or chair of many dissertation committees since joining Virginia Tech.
Active in the auditing profession, Jenkins has served on and led research task forces of the American Accounting Association’s Auditing Section to advise the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board on matters related to quality control standards and mandatory audit firm rotation. He also chairs the Virginia Accounting and Auditing Conference, which annually educates more than 900 CPAs from Virginia and surrounding states. In addition, he currently consults with and provides training for public accounting firms.
He received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Appalachian State University and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.
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