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Melissa Lewis Western

Associate Professor, Robert J. Smith Fellow,
School of Accountancy
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Education

  • Ph.D, Accounting, Indiana University, 2007
  • Masters of Business, Accounting, Indiana University, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, California State University, Fresno, 2001

Selected Publications

Experience

Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Associate Professor, Brigham Young University, 2016
  • Associate Professor, University of Utah, 2015–2016
  • Assistant Professor, University of Utah, 2007–2015

Awards

  • Rachel Martin Faculty Fellowship, Marriott School of Business, 2019
  • Robert Smith Faculty Fellowship, Marriott School, 2016
  • David Eccles Emerging Scholar, David Eccles Emerging School of Business, 2009
  • Institute for Fraud Prevention Grant Recipient for Rank-and-File Equity Compensation and Earnings Management, Institute for Fraud Prevention, 2016

Languages

  • English

BYU Citizenship

  • Financial Group Coordinator — Committee/Council Chair — July 2019
  • SOA Diversity and Inclusion Committee — Committee/Council Member — May 2018
  • Jr. Core Financial Coordinator — Committee/Council Chair — August 2016–2020
  • Ph.D. Prep Committee — Committee/Council Member — July 2016–2020
  • Admissions Committee — Committee/Council Member — 2016–2020
  • Keynote Speaker Fall WSOA — Guest Speaker — October 2018–October 2018
  • Faculty Recruiting Committee — Committee/Council Member — August 2018–October 2018

Professional Citizenship

  • Contemporary Accounting Research, Editorial Review Board Member, May 2017–April 2023
  • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, October 2019–October 2019