Richard D. Mergenthaler

Richard D. Mergenthaler


Associate Professor
Ernst & Young Research Fellow

  W276  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

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

Work In Progress

  • Litigation Risk and Analyst Coverage, Dain Donelson, Richard Mergenthaler, R. Christopher Small

Current & Prior Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowaw, August 2008 - July 2014
  • Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2002 - 2004


  • Financial Accounting and Reporting Conference, January 2015
  • American Accounting Association Annual Conference, August 2014

Committees and Professional Service

  • Tippie College of Business Dashboard Task Force, 2014-current
  • Tippie College of Business Research Task Force, 2014-current
  • Research Committee, 2014-current
  • Profession Programs Committee, 2011-current
  • Ph.D. Committee, 2009-current

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (lapsed), AICPA, September - 2004