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Michael Williamson

Michael Williamson

Associate Professor and Ernst and Young Faculty Fellow
Department of Accounting

  • Ph.D, Indiana University, 2005
  • M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
  • B.S., Louisiana State University, 1996

Dr. Michael Williamson is an Associate Professor of Accounting and an Ernst and Young faculty fellow. Before joining the University of Texas, Michael was a business consultant for Ernst and Young.

Michael’s research explores the impact of performance evaluation and reward system design on employee productivity, risk taking, creativity, and other innovative activities. Michael has published numerous research articles, case studies, and book chapters in outlets such as The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Issues in Accounting Education. Michael has received numerous awards for his research including the Best Early Career Researcher in Management Accounting Award.

Michael enjoys bringing this research into the classroom while teaching topics associated with performance measurement and control in the undergraduate, masters, and executive programs as well as behavioral accounting research in the doctoral program. Michael has received numerous awards for his teaching which include the Trammell/CBA Foundation Teaching Award, a Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Educator of the Texas Executive MBA at Mexico City Award.