Christie Hayne has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

She is one of six new full-time faculty members at Pamplin this fall. Their addition reflects the college’s commitment to hiring tenured and tenure-track faculty to further strengthen its teaching, research, and business outreach, particularly in the areas of business intelligence and analytics, innovation through entrepreneurship, and international programs.

Hayne received her Ph.D. in management from Queen’s University. She has a master’s degree in management from Queen’s University and an MBA from Memorial University. She also holds the designations of Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Her dissertation examined the role of management accounting in organizations that are experiencing persistent decline.

Her working papers include a cross-sectional field study on the use of management accounting in organizations experiencing decline due to environmental change and an in depth field study on the use of management accounting in the sensemaking and sensegiving processes employed by a healthcare institution that is experiencing decline and pursuing a performance turnaround.

Her co-authored article examining the emergence of COSO’s enterprise risk management framework as the dominant standard in the field was published in Accounting, Organizations and Society.

She has taught introductory courses in management accounting.

Hayne has worked as a financial analyst at PGI Fabrene (now AVINTIV) and as a staff accountant at KPMG in North Bay, Ontario.

She received several honors and awards, including two Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and several Queen’s School of Business graduate awards.