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Jennifer Winchel

Associate Professor of Commerce

Jennifer Winchel
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Ph.D., Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin
M.S., Accounting, Northern Illinois University
B.A., Accounting, Illinois Wesleyan University
Areas of Expertise: 
Financial reporting
Judgment and decision making
Professional Activities: 

Professor Winchel’s primary research interests relate to how the disclosure choices of firm managers and information intermediaries impact investors’ judgment and decision-making processes. Professor Winchel has presented her research at international conferences sponsored by the American Accounting Association and the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, and at university and conference research workshops. Her work has been published in scholarly journals such as The Accounting Review; Contemporary Accounting Research; and Accounting, Organizations & Society. Professor Winchel teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Prior to joining McIntire, Professor Winchel was a faculty member at the University of South Carolina, where she received the Alfred G. Smith Award for excellence in teaching. Before returning to academia, she was an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Selected Publications:

“U.S. Auditors’ Perceptions of the PCAOB Inspection Process: A Behavioral Examination,” Contemporary Accounting Research, in press (with L. Johnson and M. Keune).

“Investors’ Processing of Financial Communications: A Persuasion Perspective,” Behavioral Research in Accounting, in press (with E. Hamilton).

"Analysts’ Qualitative Statements and the Profitability of Favorable Investment Recommendations," Accounting, Organizations & Society, 2017 (with M. Caylor and M. Cecchini).

"Investor Reaction to the Ambiguity and Mix of Positive and Negative Argumentation in Favorable Analyst Reports," Contemporary Accounting Research, 2015.

“The Effects of Norms on Investor Reactions to Derivative Use,” Contemporary Accounting Research, 2015 (with L. Koonce and J. Miller).

“Consensus Information and Nonprofessional Investors’ Reaction to the Revelation of Estimate Inaccuracies,” The Accounting Review, 2010 (with L. Koonce and M. G. Williamson).