Greg Jenkins, professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the John E. Peterson Jr. Professorship by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The John E. Peterson Jr. Professorship was established in 1991 to support the Pamplin College of Business in its efforts to attract and retain eminent scholars in the field of accounting with preference to faculty working in the area of auditing.

Recipients hold the title of Peterson Professor for a period of five years.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2005, Jenkins does  research that focuses on various aspects of auditing, including auditor independence, use of forensics by audit teams, and the impact of fatigue on audit effectiveness.

Jenkins has published 27 papers in peer-reviewed journals including the field's most eminent journals.

His publication, "Auditors' Use of Brainstorming in the Consideration of Fraud: Reports from the Field," was published in The Accounting Review. It won the American Accounting Association's (AAA) Deloitte Wildman Medal Award, an award given for work published within the last five years that is judged to make the most significant contribution to the advancement of public accounting.

Jenkins teaches auditing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has also chaired many Ph.D. student dissertation committees when the topic area was auditing. He has twice served on research synthesis teams for the AAA Auditing Section in support of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board standard setting activities and has also served on an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants task force related to auditing.

Jenkins also serves as the academic co-editor of Current Issues in Auditing, the AAA Auditing Section's online journal that serves as a bridge to the profession as it addresses contemporary issues in a timely manner.

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