Jonathan Grenier

Associate Professor & Miami PRIME Director



Academic Background

  • PhD (Accountancy), University of Illinois, 2010
  • Master of Accountancy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Endres Associate Professor Fellow (2018-present)
  • Director, Professional Institute for Management Education (PRIME; 2017-present)
  • Associate Professor, Miami University (2016-present)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Assistant Professor, Miami University (2014-2016)
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (2010-2016)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois (2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois (2004-2009)
  • Research Assistant, University of Illinois (2005-2008)
  • Project Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000)


  • Select Publications:
  • Brink, W.D., J.H. Grenier, J.S. Pyzoha, and A. Reffett. 2018. The effects of clawbacks on auditors’ risk assessments and propensity to propose restatements. Journal of Business Ethics doi: 10.1007/s10551-018-3846-x.
  • Ballou, B., P-C. Chen, J.H. Grenier, and D.L. Heitger. 2018. CSR assurance and reporting quality: Evidence from restatements. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 37: 167-188.
  • Grenier, J.H., A. Reffett, C. Simon, and R. Warne. 2018. Conducting research on juror judgment and decision making in cases of alleged auditor negligence: A toolkit for new scholars. Forthcoming - Behavioral Research in Accounting 30(1): 99-110.
  • Brink, W. D., T.V. Eaton, J.H. Grenier, and A. Reffett. 2017. Deterring unethical behavior in online labor markets. Journal of Business Ethics. doi: 10.1007/s10551-017-3570-y
  • Farrell, A.M., J.H. Grenier, and J.L. Leiby. 2017. Scoundrels or stars? Theory and evidence on the quality of workers in online labor markets. The Accounting Review 92(1): 93-114.
  • Grenier, J.H. 2017. Encouraging professional skepticism in the industry specialization era. Journal of Business Ethics 142(2): 241-256.
  • Brasel, K., M. Doxey, J.H. Grenier, and A. Reffett. 2016. Risk disclosure preceding negative outcomes: The effects of reporting critical audit matter paragraphs on judgments of auditor liability. The Accounting Review 91(5): 1345-1362.
  • Casey, R.J. and J.H. Grenier. 2015. Understanding and contributing to the enigma of corporate social responsibility (CSR) assurance in the United States. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 34(1): 97-130.
  • Grenier, J.H., D.J. Lowe, A. Reffett, and R.C. Warne. 2015. The effects of independent expert recommendations on juror judgments of auditor negligence. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 34(4): 157-170.
  • Grenier, J.H., B. Pomeroy, and M. Stern. 2015. The effects of accounting standard precision, auditor task expertise, and judgment frameworks on audit firm litigation exposure. Contemporary Accounting Research 32(1): 336-357.
  • Ballou, B., R.J. Casey, J.H. Grenier, and D.L. Heitger. 2012. Exploring the strategic integration of sustainability initiatives: Opportunities for accounting research. Accounting Horizons 26 (2): 265-288.
  • Grenier, J.H., B. Pomeroy, and A. Reffett. 2012. Speak up or shut up? The moderating role of credibility on auditor remedial defense tactics. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 31(4): 65-83.

Honors & Awards

  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory Best Paper Award, 2018
  • AAA ABO Section Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2011
  • James Robeson Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award, 2015
  • Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award: Outstanding Junior Professor, 2014
  • CELTUA/CTE Commendation for Influence on Students, 2012 - 2018

Professional Interests

  • Research: Auditor negligence, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Professional skepticism, Industry specialization
  • Teaching: Auditing, Forensics



  • SPRING 2019
  • ACC 650 SEC A, MW 10:05AM - 11:25AM, FSB 0028
  • ACC 650 SEC B, MW 11:40AM - 1:00PM, FSB 0028

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • SPRING 2019
  • MW 7:30am - 10:00 am
  • Others by appointment


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