Ling Lei Lisic, associate professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was named L. Mahlon Harrell Junior Faculty Fellow in Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The L. Mahlon Harrell Junior Faculty Fellowship in Accounting and Information Systems was established by alumni and friends to honor Harrell, who was a faculty member in the Department of Accounting from 1931 until his retirement in 1971. The fellowship recognizes teaching and research excellence, and recipients retain the fellowship for a three-year period.

Lisic received her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Connecticut in 2008. She joined the faculty of the School of Business at George Mason University that fall, receiving tenure there in 2015. She joined the faculty at Virginia Tech as an associate professor in 2017.

Her research focuses on the areas of audit and financial accounting. Lisic has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals, with her four most recent articles all being published in top journals in the accounting field. She also serves on the editorial board of two journals.

Lisic teaches a range of courses in the areas of financial statement analysis, auditing, and financial and managerial accounting.