Timothy Eaton




Academic Background

  • Ph.D. The University of Tennessee, Business Administration
  • M.Acc. The University of Tennessee

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Professor of Accountancy, Miami University (2015-present).
  • Associate Professor of Accountancy, Miami University (2005-2015).
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, Marquette University.
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Marquette University.

Recent Publications

  • Deterring Unethical Behavior in Online Labor Markets (with Drew Reffett, Jon Grenier, Billy Brink). 2017. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • An Empirical Examination of Mark-to-Market Accounting For Corporate Pension Plans (with Qing Burke and Po-Chang Chen).2016. Journal of Accounting & Public Policy
  • Alibaba: Initial Public Offering (with Qing Burke). 2016. Issues in Accounting Education.
  • Working toward achieving significant representation: Changed in diversity and implications in the accounting and auditing profession. (with Madeline DeFilipo). 2016.Journal of Diversity Management.
  • A Criminological Profile of White Collar Crime (with Sam Korach, E & Y Undergraduate Scholar). January. 2016. Journal of Applied Business Research.
  • Marking Pensions to Market: What Are the Implications? (with Po-Chang Chen, Qing Burke). 2015. (May) CPA Journal.
  • Where to Retire? The Tax Implications of Geography in Retirement” (with Brianne Kellner). 2015. Journal of Business & Economics Research.
  • Institutional Investors and Corporate Pension Transparency (with John Nofsinger and Abhi Varma. 2014. Financial Management.
  • An Experimental Investigation of the Underreporting of Time (with Drew Reffett). 2014. Journal of Managerial Issues.
  • Improving Undergraduate Learning for Employability Through International Exposure (with Andrew Kleshinski) American Journal of Business Education. V. 7, Issue 1, 2014.
  • Other Comprehensive Income: FASB Changes the Presentation (with Kathryn Easterday and Mike Rhodes). CPA Journal. March, 2013.
  • Double (Accounting) Standards? A Comparison of Public and Private Sector Defined Benefit Pension Plans (with Kathryn Easterday). Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management. Issue. 2 Volume 25. 2012.
  • Defined Benefit Plans: Understanding Public and Private Sector Differences (with Kathryn Easterday) CPA Journal. September 2012. Motivating Students to Prepare for Class and Engage in Discussion Using the Hot Seat. (with Pete Brewer and Kathleen Bentley).November 2010. Journal of Accounting Education.
  • Eaton, T., Hunt, S. & Reinstein, A. (2009) Accounting Faculty Job Search in a Seller's Market. Issues in Accounting Education.
  • Eaton, T., & Nofsinger, J. (Summer 2008). Funding Levels and Gender in Public Pension Plans. Public Budgeting & Finance.
  • Eaton, T., Nofsinger, J., & Weaver, D. (2007). Disclosure and Cost of Equity in International Cross Listing. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
  • Eaton, T. & Nofsinger, J. (2004). Cash Management, Accounting Manipulations, and Political Pressure in Public Pension Plans. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

Honors & Awards

  • 2017-2018, Journal of Accounting Education, Editorial Board
  • 2011-2017 Ernst & Young Teaching Scholar
  • 2011-2017, Commendation, Miami University, CELT Top 100 Faculty
  • 2014, 2017, 2018 FSB Summer Research Grant
  • 2010: Winner, Richard T. Farmer Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2009-2010: National Co-Chair, Deloitte and Touche Trueblood Committee
  • 2008-2009: Faculty Fellow, Ernst & Young, Academic Resource Center
  • 2008: Winner, The CPA Journal's Max Block Award for most outstanding article Policy Analysis category
  • 2006: Selected as Alumni Teaching Scholar, Miami University (CELT).
  • 2005: Journal of Accountancy Citation of Excellence.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial accounting
  • Pension
  • Whistleblowing


Tim Eaton joined the faculty at Miami University in 2005 after serving several years on the faculty at Marquette University. His major teaching emphasis is on all aspects of financial accounting. At Miami, Dr. Eaton has served as an Alumni Teaching Scholar as well as the faculty advisor for the PWC XACT and XTAX competitions since 2005. In 2008, he was one of three accounting faculty from across the country appointed to Ernst & Young’s Academic Resource Center that is currently addressing the transition to international accounting standards. In 2010, he won the Farmer School Teaching Excellence Award. He also currently serves as the EY Teaching Scholar. He maintains an active CPA and frequently serves as a consultant on the CPA exam. In 2015, Dr. Eaton was promoted to Full Professor at Miami University.

In addition to teaching and service responsibilities, Dr. Eaton believes in actively contributing to research in the profession. Over the last decade he has published over forty articles in a wide variety of outlets such as Financial Management, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting & Public Policy, Advances in Accounting, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting and Public Budgeting & Finance, among others. He won the Max Block Distinguished Article Award from The CPA Journal for his article on whistleblowing and received a citation for excellence from the Editorial Board of Journal of Accountancy for the contribution of his paper on stock options. Additionally, Dr. Eaton serves as a reviewer for several prestigious journals including Journal of Accounting & Public Policy, Public Budgeting & Finance, Advances in Accounting and Journal of Forensic Accounting, among others.


  • FALL 2018
  • ACC 422 SEC A, MW 1:15PM-2:35PM FSB 0027
  • ACC 422 SEC B, MW 2:50PM-4:10PM FSB 0027
  • ACC 422 SEC C, MW 4:25PM-5:45PM FSB 0027

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • FALL 2018
  • M 11:45am-1:15:pm FSB 2030, 2:35pm-2:50pm FSB 0027, 4:10pm-4:25pm FSB 0027
  • W 2:35pm-2:50pm FSB 0027, 4:10pm-4:25pm FSB 0027, 5:40pm-7:30pm FSB 2030


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