A CPA with a distinguished record of professional achievement, Debra Jeter has earned numerous accolades for her teaching and research excellence.
Professor Jeter's many
awards and honors include scholarships and fellowships from Deloitte Haskins
& Sells, KPMG Peat Marwick, and the American Accounting Association (AAA).
She has also won numerous accolades for her teaching and research excellence,
including the James A Webb Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 and the
Dean's Research Productivity Award in 2016.
Professor Jeter currently
serves on the Editorial Boards of Accounting
and Business Research, Accounting and Finance, and Meditari Accountancy Research. She has been active throughout her
career in the AAA, serving yearly as discussant, moderator, panelist or
presenter at the annual and mid-year meetings.
Debra’s research has
been published in such journals as The
Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting
Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal
of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and Journal of Management Accounting Research. She has also
written articles for popular magazines on practical subjects ranging from
insurance to taxes, and has coauthored two textbooks.
Among several courses, Professor Jeter teaches Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Financial Accounting for Healthcare.
Professor Jeter’s hobbies include writing fiction and historical nonfiction.
Professor Jeter has published numerous articles on a broad range of subjects, including the market for audit services, audit pricing, industry specialization, auditor reporting decisions, components of earnings, and the quality of earnings.
PhD, Accounting, Vanderbilt University, 1990
MBA, Murray State University, Murray State University, 1981
BS, Accounting, Murray State University, 1975
P. Chaney, D. Jeter, and L. Shivakumar, "Self-Selection and Audit Pricing in Private Firms," The Accounting Review, Vol. 79:1, January 2004.
D. Jeter, "Before Relying on Auditors, Do Your Own Due Diligence Work," Commercial Lending Review, Vol. 19:3, May 2004.
P. Chaney, D. Jeter, and P. Shaw, "The Impact on the Market for Audit Services of Aggressive Competition by Auditors," Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 22:6, November/December 2003.
P. Chaney, C. Hogan, and D. Jeter, "The Effect of Reporting Restructuring Charges on Analysts' Forecast Revisions and Errors," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Volume 27:3, June 1999.
D. Jeter and L. Shivakumar, "Cross-Sectional Estimation of Abnormal Accruals Using Quarterly and Annual Data: Effectiveness in Detecting Event-Specific Earnings Management," Accounting and Business Research, Volume 29:4, autumn 1999.
P. Chaney, D. Jeter, and P. Erickson Shaw, "Client-Auditor Realignment and Restrictions on Auditor Solicitation," Accounting Review, July 1997.
D. Jeter and P. Erickson Shaw, "Solicitation and Auditor Reporting Decisions," Accounting Review, April 1995.
P. Chaney, D. Jeter, and P. Erickson Shaw, "Direct Solicitation and Large Audit Firm Dominance in the Audit Market," Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Spring 1995.
P. Chaney and D. Jeter, "The Effect of Deferred Taxes on Security Prices," The Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Winter 1994.
S. Cahan, D. Jeter, and V. Naiker, "Are All Industry Specialist Auditors the Same?" Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Vol. 30:4, November 2011, pp. 191-222.
D. Hay and D. Jeter, "The Pricing of Industry Specialization by Auditors by Auditors in New Zealand," Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 41:2, June 2011, pp. 171-195.
S. Cahan, J. Godfrey, J. Hamilton, and D. Jeter, "Auditor Specialization, Auditor Dominance, and Audit Fees: The Role of Investment Opportunities," The Accoutning Review, Vol. 83:6, pp. 1393-1424.
H. Chen and D. Jeter, "The Role of Auditing in Buyer-Supplier Reltions," Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Vol. 4:1, 2008, pp. 1-17.
D. Jeter, P. Chaney, and M. Daly, "Joint Accounting Choices: An Examination of Firms' Adoption Strategies for SFAS No. 106 and SFAS No. 109," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Vol. 30:2, 2008.
Bills, K., Jeter, D. & Stein, S. Auditor Industry Specialization and Evidence of Cost Efficiencies in Homogeneous Industries, The Accounting Review, Vol. 90:5, Sept. 2015, pp. 1721-1754.
Cahan, S., Jeter, D., Naiker, V., Van Staden, C., & de Villiers, C. Are CSR Disclosures Value-Relevant? Cross-Country Evidence, forthcoming, European Accounting Review.
J. Wong, N. Wong, and Jeter, D. The Economics of Accounting for Property Leases, forthcoming, Accounting Horizons, June 2016
Chen, H., Jeter, D., & Yang, Y. Pay-Performance Sensitivity before and after SOX, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 34, Issue 1, January-February 2015, pp. 52-73.
Cahan, S., Chaney, P., Jeter, D. & Zhang, W. Damaged Auditor Reputation and Analysts’ Forecast Revision Frequency, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Vol. 32, No. 1, February 2013, pp. 33-60.