Department Head, Accounting, Associate Professor
Barbara Murray Grein is Associate Professor and Head of the Accounting Department.
Dr. Greinâ€™s research focuses on questions fundamental to understanding the role of the auditor as financial intermediary and co-producer of financial statements as well as the structure of audits/audit firms. Her latest research is in the area of audit fee lowballing as well as audit firmsâ€™ responses to fee pressure. She has published papers in the Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research and Accounting Education: An international journal.
Consistent with her research interests, Dr. Grein has taught financial reporting and auditing classes in the undergraduate, masters of accounting, and PhD programs.
Areas of Expertise
- Decision Making in Accounting and Auditing Environments
- Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance
- Financial Reporting
Grein, Barbara M., and Tate, Stefanie L., Monitoring by Auditors: Case of Public Housing Authorities. The Accounting Review 86 (Jul 2011): 1289-1319.
Grein, Barbara M., and Tate, Stefanie L., That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles: An Attribute Sampling Application. Accounting Education (Apr 2009):
Blouin, Jennifer, Grein, Barbara M., and Rountree, Brian R., An Analysis of Forced Auditor Change: The Case of Former Arthur Andersen Clients. The Accounting Review 82 (May 2007): 621-650.
Grein, Barbara M., Hand, John R., and Klassen, Kenneth J., Stock Price Reactions to the Repricing of Employee Stock Options. Contemporary Accounting Research 22 (Winter 2005): 791-828.
PhD Accounting - University of North Carolina 2002
MS Accounting - Northeastern University 1991
BS Electrical Engineering - Bucknell University 1989
Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory – Member (2017–2021)
Journal of International Accounting Auditing and Taxation – Member (2019)
Journal of Int’l Accounting Auditing Taxation – Member (2017–2018)