Kris is a professor and the Doyle Z. Williams Chair in Professional Accounting in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He graduated from Indiana University with a PhD in Accounting. Before that, he attended BYU for his BS and MAcc degrees. He worked at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison as an assistant professor of accounting before joining the faculty at the University of Arkansas. He was also an associate economist for the Federal Reserve Banks in St. Louis, MO and Charlotte, NC. Kris has taught financial accounting to undergraduates and students in the Evening and Full-Time MBA programs as well as financial statement analysis to undergraduate, MBA, and MAcc students.
Kris’ research examines firms’ disclosure policies, textual analysis and computational linguistics on firm disclosures, the production and use of financial statements by small businesses, cost of equity capital estimates, and corporate tax policies and behavior. He has published research in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, the Journal of Financial Reporting, the Journal of Management Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Business Horizons, Issues in Accounting Education, and the Journal on Baseball and American Culture.
Specialties: Firm Disclosure Policies, Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation, Banking, and Taxation.