Ph.D. - Accounting
Texas A&M University - 2009
M.S. - Finance
Texas A&M University - 2004
B.B.A. - Accounting
Texas A&M University - 2004
Financial accounting and reporting, strategic disclosure, accounting restatements, SEC enforcement, class action lawsuits, pro forma earnings
“SEC Enforcement: Does Forthright Disclosure and Cooperation Really Matter?”
Journal of Accounting and Economics, forthcoming. forthcoming - Publication
“Stealth Disclosure of Accounting Restatements” 2009 (with Edward P. Swanson
and Senyo Tse), The Accounting Review 84 (5): 1495-1520 2009 - Publication
“An Examination of First Call’s Company Issued Guidance Database” (with
Lynn Rees), Advances in Accounting, Volume 23 (2007), pgs. 147-177 2007 - Publication
The University of Texas at Dallas [2009–Present]
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
Texas A&M University [2004–2009]
2009 Lone Star Conference (February 6)
2009 AAA FARS Midyear Meeting (January 30-31)
2008 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (August 3-6)
2008 Lone Star Conference (February 2)
2007 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (August 5-8)
2007 Lone Star Conference (June 15)
2007 University of Texas at Austin-Issues in Financial Reporting (March 22-23)
2007 AAA FARS Midyear Meeting / Doctoral Consortium (January 19-20)
2006 Lone Star Conference (February 4)
"Oh, By the Way, We Lost Billions..." by David Gaffen, The Wall Street Journal Online, January 31, 2008.
Awards and Honors
Laurels Scholarship- Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, 2007
Ernst and Young Doctoral Fellowship, 2004-2008
Mays Business School Regent's Fellowship, 2004-2008
Big XII Conference Postgraduate Scholarship, 2004
CoSIDA Academic All-American, volleyball, 3rd team, 2003-2004
Bill Erwin Female Scholar-Athlete ofthe Year, Texas A&M, 2003-2004
Academic All-American District VI, volleyball, 1st team, 2003
Most Inspirational Player, Women's Volleyball, Texas A&M University, 2003
Volleyball Academic All-Big XII Team, 2002-2003
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Student-Athlete of the Year, 2001-2002
Most Improved Player, Women's Volleyball, Texas A&M University, 2001
Big XII Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll, 1999-2003
Dr. Rebecca Files
says she sees herself not only as a researcher and teacher, but as a mentor to future business leaders in her role as assistant professor of accounting
at UT Dallas.
“I sincerely believe that I have the best job in the world,” she said. “My favorite part of teaching is building relationships with my students, which I hope has a lasting impact on them.”
Files’ attitude and success in teaching helped her earn a 2014 UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award
This is the second teaching award she has received in the past two years. Files was also a recipient of the President’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013.
Dr. Rebecca Files has faced some tough crowds in her accounting classes.
Some students arrive expecting a dull semester, the assistant professor said. But Files sees that as a challenge.
“There are a lot of misconceptions about accounting: That it’s boring; that it’s purely math equations,” she said. “I love convincing students otherwise.”
Files’ passion for accounting – and for teaching – has turned many students into fans.
Students nominated her for the President’s Outstanding Teaching Award, which UT Dallas President David E. Daniel presented to her a recent Honors Convocation ceremony.