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Ross Jennings

Ross Jennings

Deloitte & Touche Professor of Accounting
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Accounting

  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1987
  • MBA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1979
  • BA, University of California, Davis, 1974

Dr. Ross Jennings is a Professor of Accounting at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught for nearly 30 years, including a year at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. He teaches and conducts research in financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Professor Jennings has received numerous teaching awards including the Texas Excellence in Teaching Award, the CBA Foundation Advisory Council Award for Teaching Innovation, and the Fawn & Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award for Executive Education. He has also been named to the University of Texas Academy Of Distinguished Teachers.

Professor Jennings has taught classes to students at all levels, including undergraduate students in business, master’s students in both accounting and business, doctoral students in accounting, and both financial and non-financial executives. He has recently taught classes in financial reporting and financial statement analysis to full-time students in Texas and to executives in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. His recent experience also includes developing and delivering custom executive education programs for organizations as diverse as Dell, Motorola, Vought and the U.S. Navy.

Professor Jennings has conducted research on a wide range of topics in financial accounting, including the usefulness to investors of accounting information related to employee stock options, inventory, goodwill, depreciation, research and development, inflation accounting in Latin America, and alternative computations of earnings per share. His research has been published in leading scholarly journals in accounting, including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Review of Accounting Studies.