Renee Hall

Director of Accounting


Duke Hall
P: 909.748.8497

OfficeAccounting, Duke Hall 208C


B.A. English, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington.

M.A. English, University of Chicago.

M.S. Accounting, Texas A&M University.

Ph.D. Accounting, Texas A&M University.

Dissertation examined the difference in magnitude of security price adjustments to earnings announcements across firms with extensive and with thin institutional ownership.  Paper from the dissertation achieved the Accounting Research Network top-ten download list.  

Academic Experience

University of Redlands

Accounting Program Director

Courses taught:  Principles of Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Financial Statement Analysis.


Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado – Boulder

Accounting and Business Law Division

Director of M.S. Accounting Program

Courses taught:  Corporate Reporting I, M.S. Capstone, Financial Statement Analysis, Internship oversight, roughly sixty independent research projects. 


Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Visiting Assistant Professor

Courses taught:  Audit and Assurance, Risk and Controls. 


University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Visiting Assistant Professor

Courses taught:  Capital Markets/Financial Reporting Ph.D. Seminar, Financial Statement Analysis; Intermediate Accounting I and II.


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

Assistant Professor and Director of Ph.D. Program

Courses taught:  Capital Markets/Financial Reporting Ph.D. Seminar, Financial Accounting Theory and Emerging Issues, Intermediate Accounting II, Managerial Accounting.


The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia  

Assistant Professor

Taught:  Financial Accounting Theory and Emerging Issues, Financial Statement Analysis, Valuation, Introductory Financial Accounting in evening MBA program.



Refereed Publications

“Who Reports Earnings when Reporting is Optional?  The Market for New Franchises.”  Journal of Accounting and Economics 28, No. 3, 2000, pp. 391-423.

“An International Comparison of Materiality Guidance for Governments, Public Services, and Charities,” with Wanda Wallace.  Financial Accountability and Management 18, No. 3, pp. 261-289, 2002.

“How Does Material Differ from Significant, Important and Substantial?  Time for Clarification” with Wanda Wallace.  Journal of Government Financial Management, Winter 2001, pp. 42-48.

“Shades of Materiality” with Wanda Wallace.  2001.  Monograph #24 (of the Canadian Certified General Accountants’ Research Foundation series).

The FASB Project on Present Value Based Measurements:  An Educator’s Perspective from Participation in the FASB Roundtable Discussion.”  Issues in Accounting Education 12.



The Financial Review

Journal of International Management

Issues in Accounting Education

American Accounting Association meetings



American Accounting Association National Meetings, Columbia University, Iowa State University, Texas Christian University, George Washington University, Temple University, Cambridge University--International Accounting Conference.


Service in the American Accounting Association

President of Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) of the American Accounting Association.  

                Heavily involved in launching the Section’s first ever annual meeting.

Council Representative

Treasurer of FARS