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Daniel W. Collins

Daniel W. Collins

Accounting

Professor and Department Executive Officer
Henry B. Tippie Research Chair in Accounting

  319-335-1048
  W252  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Accounting, The University of Iowa, 1973
  • BBA in Accounting, The University of Iowa, 1968

Expertise

  • Corporate Governance and its effects on debt and equity cost of capital
  • Empirical assessments of earnings quality
  • Financial accounting
  • Role of earnings and other accounting numbers in struggles for corporate control

Awards

  • American Accounting Association Outstanding Educator Award, 2001

Selected Publications

Working Papers

Other Work

  • Financial Reporting & Analysis, 6th edition, Daniel W. Collins, Larry Revsine, W. Bruce Johnson, Fred Mittelstaedt, Leonard Soffer, McGraw-Hill, Irwin, 2013, 1122
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis, Lawrence Revsine, Daniel W. Collins, W. Bruce Johnson, Fred Mittelstaedt, McGraw-Hill, Irwin, 2011

Current & Prior Positions

  • Department Executive Officer, Department of Accounting, Henry P. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, July 2014 - Present
  • Professor, Department of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 1981 - Present
  • Visiting Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, January 2005 - June 2005
  • Department Executive Officer, Department of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, July 1995 - June 2005
  • Visiting IBM Professor of Business, Duke University, September 1988 - August 1989
  • Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 1978 - July 1981
  • Associate Professor, Michigan State University, July 1976 - December 1978
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 1977 - May 1978
  • Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, January 1973 - June 1976
  • Instructor, Department of Accounting, College of Business, The University of Iowa, September 1969 - December 1972

Review and Editorial Work

  • Referee, Accounting Horizons
  • Referee, Accounting Review
  • Referee, Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Referee, Journal of Accounting & Economics
  • Referee, Journal of Accounting Research

Presentations

  • Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquisition Decisions, University Lancaster Workshop, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, England, October 2014
  • Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquisition Decisions, HEC University Accounting Research Workshop, HEC-Paris, Paris, France, July 2014
  • Various research paper presentations, Univeristy of Minnesota Invited Scholar Presentations, Accounting Department--Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, June 2014
  • Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquistion Decisions, University of Rochester--Simon School Research Workshop, Simon School of Management, University of Rochester, April 2014
  • A Competing Explanation for Sources of Bias in Earnings-Based Measures of Conditional Conservatism, Distinguished Visiting Scholar--Nanyang Business School--Singapore, Nanyang Business School--Singapore, Singapore, November 2013
  • Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquisition Decisions, University of Illinois-Chicago Accounting Research Conference, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 2013
  • Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquisition Decisions, Minnesota Spring Accounting Research Conference, University of Minnesota Accounting Department, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 2013
  • Illusion of Growth: Merger-Related Growth and Its Implications for Growth and Accrual Mispricing, Penn State Spring Research Conference, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, April 2013
  • The effects of firm growth and research design choices on tests of earnings management in quarterly settings, Accounting Summer Camp, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA, August 2012
  • The confounding effects of operating cash flow asymmetric timeliness on the earnings-based measure of conditional conservatism, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, August 2012
  • The effects of firm growth and research design choices on tests of earnings management in quarterly settings, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany, July 2012
  • The effects of firm growth and research design choices on tests of earnings management, Research Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 2011
  • The effects of firm growth and research design choices on tests of earnings management, Research Workshop, Duke University, Durham, NC, November 2011
  • The effects of firm growth and research design choices on tests of earnings management, Research Workshop, Lehigh University, PA, October 2011

Committees and Professional Service

  • Dean Search Committee, 2011-2012
  • College Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2010-2011
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2009
  • American Accounting Association Outstanding Educator Award Committee, 2004-2005
  • Committee on Endowed Faculty Positions, 2003-2004