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Lisa Koonce

Lisa Koonce

Deloitte & Touche Endowed Chair in Accounting
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Accounting

  • PhD, University of Illinois, 1990
  • MA.S., University of Illinois, 1982
  • BSBA, Southern Illinois University, 1981

Dr. Koonce’s teaching interests are financial accounting and judgment and decision making in accounting. She teaches graduate and undergraduate Topics in Financial Reporting and Intermediate Accounting; additionally, she teaches a Behavioral PhD Seminar in Accounting. Prior to joining The University of Texas in 1990, she was a Senior In-Charge Auditor at Touche Ross & Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Koonce is a prolific financial accounting researcher, with more than 20 articles published in major academic journals. In 1993, she changed her research direction from auditing to financial accounting, mainly because she wanted to know the answers to the many questions her students had raised in class. Consequently, her research informs both the accounting discipline as a whole and her teaching.

Since joining the McCombs School of Business, she has earned a number of awards, including the prestigious University of Texas Texas Ex’s Teaching Award in 2013, the System Regents’ Teaching Award in 2009, and the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2007. She has been consistently elected to the McCombs MBA Program Faculty Honor Roll since 2000.