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Office Hours

  • FALL 2017
  • M 11:45-1:15, 2:35-2:50 & 4:10-4:25
  • W 2:35-2:50, 4:10-4:25 & 5:40-7:30


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Timothy Eaton



Profile Biography Courses

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. The University of Tennessee, Business Administration, 1996
  • 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 (2001-2005).
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Marquette University (1996-2001).

Recent Publications

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 2005: Who's Who in Business Education.
  • 1999: Arthur Andersen Alumni Research Award, Marquette University.
  • 1996-1992: Deloitte & Touche Doctoral Fellowship.
  • 1992: Top Accounting Graduate, Louisiana Society of CPAs.
  • 1992: Outstanding Business Graduate, Wall Street Journal.
  • 1992: Outstanding Graduating Senior, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial accounting
  • Pension
  • Whistleblowing