Professor Thayer’s primary research interests include capital market participants’ use of firms’ financial reporting and information intermediaries’ reports in their judgments and decision making. She is especially interested in the effects of motivation and affect on capital market participants’ search for and evaluation of accounting information. Professor Thayer is also interested in the effect of heuristic-driven biases and cognitive framing on investors’ valuation judgments and trading decisions. Professor Thayer’s research has been presented at national conferences sponsored by the American Accounting Association and at many university and conference research workshops. Her research has appeared in academic journals such as The Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research
Professor Thayer was a faculty member at the University of Georgia before she joined the McIntire School. At the University of Georgia, she taught Intermediate Accounting I and II and was the Dixon Hughes Goodman Teaching fellow. Before pursuing an academic career, Professor Thayer was a Manager in Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services practice in Dallas. She was a member of the Business Valuation group and focused primarily on valuations of business entities, certain intangible assets, common and preferred stock, and other securities. Professor Thayer holds an Alabama CPA certification.