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Richard D. Mergenthaler

Assistant Professor

W276  John Pappajohn Bus Bldg
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994
Ph: 319-335-0848
Fax: 319-335-1956
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Academic History

  • PhD in Accounting, University of Washington, 2008
  • MAc, Brigham Young University, 2002
  • BS in Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2002


    • Dean's Teaching Award, 2011
    • Gilbert P. Maynard Excellence in Accounting Instruction Award, 2010
    • Old Gold Fellowship Recipient, 2009
    • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Recipient , Deloitte, 2007

    Selected Publications

    Working Papers

            Current & Prior Positions

            • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowaw, August 2008 - Present
            • Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2002 - 2004

            Review and Editorial Work

            • Referee, Accounting Horizons
            • Referee, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
            • Referee, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
            • Referee, Journal of Management Accounting Research
            • Referee, Management Science
            • Referee, Review of Accounting Studies
            • Referee, The Accounting Review


              • Explaining Rules-Based Characteristics in U.S. GAAP: Theories and Evidence, McCombs Accounting Research Conference , The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, March 2014
              • Explaining Rules-Based Characteristics in U.S. GAAP: Theories and Evidence?, Texas Christian University, Texas Christian Univeristy, Dallas, TX, March 2014

                Committees and Professional Service

                • Profession Programs Committee, 2011-current
                • Ph.D. Committee, 2009-2011

                  Licensures and Certifications

                  • Certified Public Accountant, AICPA, September - 2004