Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson

Interim Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs and Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow

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1055K Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-2740

kjack@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Accounting, Dissertation: Investor's Use of Nonfinancial Measures, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • B.B.A., Accounting, Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 1991

Positions Held

  • Interim Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, Gies College of Business, 2018 to present
  • Academic Director, BS/MAS Program, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 to present
  • Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004-2011
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston, 2003-2004
  • Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
  • Manager-Assurance and Advisory Business Services, Ernst & Young, 1996-1998
  • Accounting Supervisor/Senior Corporate Auditor, Baker Hughes Corporation, 1993-1996
  • Senior Accountant, KPMG Peat Marwick, 1991-1993

Recent Publications

  • Fanning, K., Harris, L., Jackson, K., & Stern, M. Forthcoming (2019). Investors' Responses to Reported Earnings when Management Issues Goal versus Expectation Guidance: An Experimental Investigation. Journal of Financial Reporting,.
  • Harris, L., Hobson, J., & Jackson, K. (2016). The Effect of Investor Status on Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. Contemporary Accounting Research, 33 (1), 152-171.  link >

Other Publications

Article

  • Elliott, W., Jackson, K., Peecher, M., & White, B. (2014). The Unintended Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility Performance on Investors' Estimates of Fundamental Value. The Accounting Review, 89 (1), 275-302.
  • Denison, C., Farrell, A., & Jackson, K. (2012). Managers' Incorporation of the Value of Real Options into Their Long-Term Investment Decisions: An Experimental Investigation. Contemporary Accounting Research, 29 (2), 590-620.
  • Elliott, W., Hobson, J., & Jackson, K. (2011). Disaggregating Management Earnings Forecasts to Reduce Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. The Accounting Review, 86 (1), 185-208.
  • Jackson, K. (2008). De-Biasing Scale Compatibility Effects in Investors Judgments When Investors Attempt to Use Nonfinancial Measures. Contemporary Accounting Research, 25 (3), 803-826.
  • Elliott, W., Hodge, F., & Jackson, K. (2008). The Association between Nonprofessional Investors' Information Choices and Their Portfolio Returns. Contemporary Accounting Research, 25 (2), 473-498.
  • Hirst, E., Jackson, K., & Koonce, L. (2003). Improving Financial Reports by Revealing the Accuracy of Prior Estimates. Contemporary Accounting Research, 20 (1), 165-193.

Presentation

  • Jackson, K. (2013). Goal Versus Expectation Earnings Guidance: An Experimental Examination. University of Sao Paulo.
  • Jackson, K. (2012). Can Companies Reduce Current Investor Short-Termism by "Relationship Reporting"? Xiamen University.
  • Jackson, K. (2010). Investor Status and the Influence of Distant Disclosures on Investor Judgments. University of South Florida.
  • Jackson, K. (2010). Investor Status and the Influence of Distant Disclosures on Investor Judgments. OU Conference on Decision Making in Accounting.
  • Jackson, K. (2009). Investor Status and the Influence of Distant Disclosures on Investor Judgments. Southern Illinois University.
  • Jackson, K. (2009). Managers' Incorporation of Real Options in Their Long-Term Investment Decisions: An Experimental Investigation. American Accounting Association ABO Research Conference.
  • Jackson, K. (2009). The Effect of Management Forecast Disaggregation on Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. University of South Carolina.
  • Jackson, K. (2008). Disaggregating Management Forecasts to Reduce Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. Cornell University.
  • Jackson, K. (2008). Estimate-Related Disclosures and Investors' Reliability Judgments. University of Texas.
  • Jackson, K. (2008). The Effect of Management Forecast Disaggregation on Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. Cornell University.
  • Jackson, K. (2007). Estimate-Related Disclosures and Investors' Reliability Judgments. Brigham Young University.
  • Jackson, K. (2007). Estimate-Related Disclosures and Investors' Reliability Judgments. University of Oklahoma Conference on Regulation and the Audit Industry.
  • Jackson, K. (2007). Estimate-Related Disclosures and Investors' Reliability Judgments. University of Notre Dame.
  • Jackson, K. (2006). Using Financial Statements to internally communicate strategy: An experimental investigation of referent measures and information organization (with Anne Farrell and Liesel Mitchell). University of Utah Accounting Workshop.
  • Elliott, W., & Jackson, K. (2006). Sensitivity Disclosures in Financial Reporting: The Effect of Hypothetical Changes on Investors' Judgments. American Accounting Association ABO Research Conference.
  • Elliott, W., Hodge, F., & Jackson, K. (2006). The Association between Non-professional Investors' Information Choices and Their Portfolio Returns: The Importance of Investing Experience. University of Southern California.
  • Jackson, K. (2005). Information Asymmetry, Managerial Myopia and Analysts' Judgments. 2005 Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium.
  • Jackson, K. (2005). De-biasing Scale Compatibility Effects in Investor Judgments When Investors Attempt to Use Non-financial Measures. 2005 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Elliott, W., Hodge, F., & Jackson, K. (2005). The Association between Non-professional Investors' Information Choices and Their Portfolio Returns: The Importance of Investing Experience. University of British Columbia, Oregon and Washington (UBCOW) Conference.
  • Elliott, W., Hodge, F., & Jackson, K. (2005). The Association between Non-professional Investors' Information Choices and Their Portfolio Returns: The Importance of Investing Experience. Cornell University.
  • Elliott, W., Hodge, F., & Jackson, K. (2005). The Association between Non-professional Investors' Information Choices and Their Portfolio Returns: The Importance of Investing Experience. American Accounting Association ABO Research Conference.
  • Elliott, W., Hodge, F., & Jackson, K. (2005). The Association between Non-professional Investors' Information Choices and Their Portfolio Returns: The Importance of Investing Experience. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Jackson, K. (2005). Nonprofessional Investors' Information Choices, Investing Experience and Portfolio Returns. University of Cincinnati.
  • Jackson, K. (2005). The Association between Nonprofessional Investors' Information Choices and Their Portfolio Returns. University of Cincinnati.
  • Jackson, K. (2004). De-biasing Scale Compatibility Effects in Investor Judgments When Investors Attempt to Use Non-financial Measures. University of Massachusetts.
  • Jackson, K. (2004). De-biasing Scale Compatibility Effects in Investor Judgments When Investors Attempt to Use Non-financial Measures. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Jackson, K. (2004). De-biasing Scale Compatibility Effects in Investor Judgments When Investors Attempt to Use Non-financial Measures. University of Houston.
  • Jackson, K. (2004). Investors' Susceptibility to Scale Compatibility Effects When Using Nonfinancial Measures. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Jackson, K. (2004). Investors' Susceptibility to Scale Compatibility Effects When Using Nonfinancial Measures. University of Massachusetts.
  • Jackson, K. (2003). Improving Financial Reports by Revealing the Accuracy of Prior Estimates. Florida State University.
  • Jackson, K. (2003). Investors' Susceptibility to Scale Compatibility Effects When Using Nonfinancial Measures. University of Houston.
  • Jackson, K. (2003). Strategies for Warning of Bad News: Trading Off Investors' Earnings Forecasts and Their Perception of Management Credibility. University of Texas at Austin.
  • Jackson, K. (2000). Improving Financial Reports by Revealing the Accuracy of Prior Estimates. Ph.D. Project Accounting Doctoral Student Association Annual Conference.
  • Jackson, K. (2000). Improving Financial Reports by Revealing the Accuracy of Prior Estimates. University of Texas at Austin.

Working Paper

  • Autrey, R., Bauer, T., Jackson, K., & Klevsky, E. (2018). "Connectors": A Corporate Resource for Managing Employee Turnover?
  • Cikurel, D., Fanning, K., & Jackson, K. (2018). The Effects of Matching the Management Response Focus to Negative Media Coverage Focus on Investors' Judgments.
  • Jackson, K., Cikurel, D., & Fanning, K. (2018). The Effects on Investors' Judgments of Getting Out Ahead versus Responding After Negative Media Mentions.
  • Autrey, R., Jackson, K., Klevsky, E., & Drasgow, F. (2015). The Connector Personality: A Catalyst for Group Creativity.
  • Jackson, K., Rowe, S., & Zimbelman, A. (2014). Can Companies Reduce Current Investor Short-Termism by "Relationship Reporting"?
  • Arikan, O., & Jackson, K. (2013). The Effect of the Parameters Used in Sensitivity Disclosures on the Perceived Credibility of Accounting Estimates.
  • Bucaro, A., Jackson, K., & Lill, J. (2013). Does the Proximity of Sustainability Measures to Financial Information Affect Their Influence on Investors' Judgments?

Honors and Awards

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Faculty Fellowship Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008 to present
  • Lester H. McKeever Jr. Outstanding Leader in Advancing Diversity Award Illinois CPA Society, 2018
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2017,2018

Contact

1055K Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-2740

kjack@illinois.edu