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Philip Reckers

Philip Reckers

School of Accountancy

Office:BA 267B
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873606
Tempe, AZ 85287-3606

Phone: 480-965-2283
Fax: 480-965-8392
Email: Philip.Reckers@asu.edu

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Job Title(s) Director, School of Accountancy

Education PhD University of Illinois

Research Areas Behavioral Auditing, Managerial and Tax

Academic Positions Held
Arizona State University: 2003-present. Previous appointments: University of Maryland

Career and Recent Professional Awards; 2013 Outstanding Auditing Educator Award, AAA Auditing Section;
Federation of Schools of Accountancy: Joseph A. Silvoso Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006; American Accounting Association, 2003 Innovation in Accounting Education Award

Professional Leadership; AAA Vice President 2007 - 2009; APLG Vice President 2001-2002, 2005 - 2009; FSA President 2001 - 2001.

Representative Publications

2013 Lessons Not Learned: Why Is There Still a Crisis-Level Shortage of Accounting PhDs? Accounting Horizons, with D. Plumlee, forthcoming.

The Influence of Timeline and Perceived Strategy Strength on Balanced Scorecard Performance Evaluation Judgments, Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR), with Eric Johnson and Geoffrey Bartlett, forthcoming.

Timing in Accountability and Trust Relationships, Journal of Business Ethics (JBE), with Salvador Carmona and Rafa Donoso, Volume 112, Issue 3, 481 – 495.

Under Which Conditions are Whistleblowing “Best-Practices” Best? Auditing: A Journal of Theory and Practice (AUDITING), with K. Pany and Jian Zhang, forthcoming.

Accountability and Role Effects in Balanced Scorecard Performance Evaluations when Strategy Timeline is Specified, European Accounting Review (EAR), with Geoffrey Bartlett and Eric Johnson, forthcoming.

2012 Measuring Accounting Professionals’ Support for Alternative Work Arrangements:  An Index of Organizational Culture Change, Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA), with E. Johnson and J. Lowe, Volume 24, Number 1, 2012.

An Examination of the Contribution of Dispositional Affect on Ethical Lapses, Journal of Business Ethics (JBE), Volume 111, Issue 2, 179-193 with D. Jordan Lowe.

Decomposition of Progressivity and Inequality Indices: Inferences from the US Federal Income Tax System, Journal of Accounting & Public Policy (JAPP), with G. Iyer, Volume 31, Issue 1,258 – 276.

The Effect of Auditor Reliance and Audit Source on Judicial Decision Making Evaluations, Journal of Accounting & Public Policy (JAPP), with Barb Arel and K. Pany, Volume 31, Issue 5,

Comparing the Top and the Bottom Income Earners: Distribution of Income and Taxes in the United States, Journal of Accounting & Public Policy (JAPP), with G. Iyer and P. Jimenez, Volume 31, Issue 2, 226 – 234.


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ACC 484 - Internship
Structured practical experience following a contract or plan, supervised by faculty and practitioners.

ACC 493 - Honors Thesis
Supervised research or creative activity focused on preparation and completion of an undergraduate honors thesis or creative project.

ACC 791 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.

ACC 793 - Applied Project
Preparation of a supervised applied project that is a graduation requirement in some professional majors.

ACC 795 - Continuing Registration
Used in situations where registration is necessary but where credit is not needed. Replaces arbitrary enrollment in reading and conference, research, thesis, dissertation, etc. Used by students when taking comprehensive examinations, defending theses or dissertations, or fulfilling the continuous enrollment requirement in doctoral programs. Credit is not awarded, and no grade is assigned.