Horngren Speaker Series

The Charles T. Horngren Seminar Series at Marquette University was founded in 2013 through the generosity of Charles (’49) and Joan Horngren and a partnership between the Accounting, Economics, and Finance Departments within the College of Business. The series consists of weekly workshop seminars by outside scholars as well as Marquette business faculty.

Dr. Horngren was a pioneer in the field of managerial accounting, and Charles Horngrenauthored several influential textbooks including Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis and Introduction to Management Accounting. He was also on the editorial review boards of Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (1982-88), as well as the Journal of Accounting Research (1962-1967).

In recognition of his lifetime of contributions to the accounting profession, Dr. Horngren was the first recipient of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Educator Award, and was named by the Journal of Accountancy as one of the top 125 people who have made a significant impact on the accounting profession since 1887. Furthermore, Dr. Horngren was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame at Ohio State in 1990, and was listed in the inaugural class of 100 influential leaders in business education by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2015. The Accounting Department proudly maintains a bookcase containing many of Dr. Horngren’s works as a tribute to his legacy.

Fall 2024

Vernon Richardson, University of Arkansas. 

“Determinants and Consequences of XBRL 10-K Disclosure Choices; A Structural Model of the Effect of Disclosure Choices on Idiosyncratic Risk and Future Returns”.

Past speakers



Presenter and Affiliation

Paper Title

Fall 2023

David Farber

Indiana University

“Liquidity Risk, Accounting Quality, and Rewards for Beating Expectations During Periods of High Macroeconomic Uncertainty”

Fall 2022

Dr. Andrew Newman

University of South Carolina

"The effects of reward frequency and reward conditionality on drivers of employee performance"

Fall 2021

Dr. Hongping Tan

McGill University

"Corporate Textual Transparency and Economic Growth"

Spring 2020

Anne Farrell

Miami University

“The Effects of Forecast Uncertainty and Time Pressure on Honesty and Hedging in Budget Slack”

Fall 2019

Ryan Casey

University of Denver

 “Do Shareholders Benefit from Firms’ Tax Savings?”

Spring 2019

Chang-Jiang John Wang

University of Cincinnati

“The effect of the convergence project between FASB and IASB on the nature of U.S. GAAP and IFRS”

Fall 2018

Brian Cadman

University of Utah

“Degree of Operating Leverage, Earnings Properties and the Information Content of Earnings“

Spring 2018

Linda Parsons

University of Alabama

“Deferred Compensation in Nonprofit Organizations: Aligning Executive and Stakeholder Interest”

Fall 2017

Pamela Murphy

Queens University

“Say You’re Sorry: Does Mother’s Advice Apply To Fraud?”

Spring 2017

Greg Trompeter

University of Central Florida

“A Live Simulation-Based Investigation into Social Interactions with Clients and their Effect on Professional Skepticism”

Fall 2016

Vikki Dickinson

University of Mississippi

“Estimation of Managerial Discretion in Accruals Using Firm Life Cycle”

Spring 2016

Jay Thibodeau

Bentley University

“The Effect of a Fraud Story on Auditors’ Mental Models, Risk Assessments, and Planning Judgments”

Fall 2015

Tim Fogarty

Case Western Reserve University

“Does Mentoring Reduce Turnover Intentions? The Role of Value Congruence and Other Intervening Outcomes”

Spring 2015

Adi Masli

University of Kansas

“Tone at the Top, Financial Reporting Quality, and Corporate Audits”

Fall 2014

Angela Gore

George Washington University

“Do Governments Hide Resources from Unions? The Influence of Public Sector Unions on Financial Reporting Choices”

Spring 2014

Andrea Roberts

University of Virginia

“For-Profit Board Members and Non-Profit Executive Compensation”

Fall 2013

Terry Warfield

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Relevance and Faithful Representation of Pension Measurements”