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Jillian Alderman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Accounting

PGBS Instruction

Phone: (310) 568-5553

Email: Jillian.Alderman@pepperdine.edu

Jillian Alderman

Jillian Alderman is an assistant professor of accounting at the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University. Her primary research interests involve the study of human behavior and decision-making, with a focus on topics such as investors' use of financial statements, auditor liability, and professional ethics. Since graduating with a PhD from the University of Central Florida in 2010, Jillian's award winning research has been presented at over 20 conferences and workshops, and is published in the Journal of Information Systems (JIS), Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal (AAAJ), International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (IJAIS), Journal of Accountancy (JA), and Current Issues in Auditing (CIIA).

Her published work on XBRL and investor decision-making was awarded a sizable research grant by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, with Secondary funding from the Enhanced Business Reporting Consortium (EBRC) of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Prior to her experience in academia, Jillian worked in practice as a CPA and auditor at Deloitte, and enjoys bringing practical experiences into the classroom. Before joining the faculty at Pepperdine, Jillian received teaching awards for her Auditing, Financial Accounting, and Accounting Ethics courses at the University of San Diego.

PhD in Accounting
University of Central Florida

MS in Accounting
University of Central Florida

BBA in Accounting
University of Central Florida

Professional Experience

Deloitte

Audit and Assurance Services (2004 - 2006).

Teaching Experience

University of San Diego

Assistant Professor of Accountancy (2009 - 2016).

University of Central Florida

Instructor (2005 - 2009).

Graduate Research Assistant (2005 - 2009).

Pepperdine University

Assistant Professor of Accountancy (2016 - Present)

Professional Memberships

American Accounting Association (2008 - Present).

Awards and Honors

SBA Junior Faculty Research Award, University of San Diego. (September 2012).

Best Paper Award, Pre-ICIS AIS Research Symposium. (December 2010).

Undergraduate Accounting Professor of the Year, University of San Diego. (April 2010).

Publications

Forsyth, J., Alderman, J., Walton, R. (2017). How Religious Beliefs Influence Financial Decision-Making: Implications for Business Leaders. Graziadio Business Review, 20(3).

Alderman, J. (2017). Does Auditor Gender Influence Auditor Liability? Exploring the Impact of the Crime Congruency Effect on Jurors' Perceptions of Auditor Negligence. Advances in Accounting, 38C, 75-87.

Sutton, S., Arnold, V., Bedard, J., Phillips, J. (2012). Enhancing and Structuring the MD&A to Aid Investors when Using Interactive Data. Journal of Information Systems, 26(2), 167-188.

Bedard, J., Sutton, S., Arnold, V., Phillips, J. (2011). Another Piece of the "Expectations Gap": What Do Investors Know About Auditor Involvement with Information in the Annual Report? Current Issues in Auditing, 6(1).

Arnold, V., Bedard, J., Phillips, J., Sutton, S. (2011). Do Section 404 Disclosures Affect Investors' Perceptions of Information Systems Reliability and Stock Price Predictions? International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 12(4).

Arnold, V., Bedard, J., Phillips, J., Sutton, S. (2011). The impact of tagging qualitative financial information on investor decision making: Implications for XBRL. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 13(1).

Arnold, V., Bedard, J., Phillips, J., Sutton, S. (2010). Where Do Investors Prefer to Find Nonfinancial Information? Journal of Accountancy.

Cho, C., Phillips, J., Hageman, A., Patton, D. (2009). Media richness, user trust, and perceptions of corporate social responsibility: An experimental investigation of visual website. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal.

Presentations

"An examination of the impact of auditor gender, personal client relationships, and financial conflicts of interest on jurors' perceptions of auditor independence and liability", Advances in Accounting Conference, Oregon State University (May 2017).

"University Candy Factory: An Interactive Simulation of Controls and Attributes Sampling", Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting. (January 2017).

"Auditor Litigation Exposure: An Investigation of Potential Litigators' Consideration of the Auditor's Report on Internal Controls", Academy of Business Research Conference, San Antonio, Tx. (November 2016).

"Do Audit Report Disclosures Lead to Increased Liability Exposure? An Investigation of Jurors' Consideration of Auditors' Disclosure of Significant Deficiencies in Internal Control", Academy of Business Research Conference, San Antonio, Tx. (November 2016).

"SOX Section 404 and Auditor Litigation Exposure: An Investigation of Potential Litigators' Consideration of the Auditor's Report on Internal Controls", American Accounting Association Western Regional Meeting. (2012).

"Do Section 404 disclosures affect investors' perceptions of systems reliability and stock price predictions?" European Accounting Association Annual Meeting. (2012).

"SOX Section 404 and Auditor Litigation Exposure: An Investigation of Potential Litigators' Consideration of the Auditor's Report on Internal Controls" American Accounting Association Auditing Section Mid-Year Meeting. (2011).

"Investors' use of 10-K information and beliefs about assurance" PCAOB Research Conference. (2011).

"The Impact of Information Tagging in the MD&A on Investor Decision Making: Implications for XBRL" American Accounting Association Meeting Information Systems Section Mid-Year Meeting. (2010).

"The Impact of Information Tagging in the MD&A on Investor Decision Making: Implications for XBRL", European Accounting Association Annual Congress. (2010).

"Do Section 404 disclosures affect investors' perceptions of systems reliability and stock price predictions?" International Conference on Information Systems, SIG‐ASYS Workshop. (2010).

"The Impact of Information Tagging in the MD&A on Investor Decision Making: Implications for XBRL", Accounting & Finance Association Annual Meeting. (2009).

"The Impact of Information Tagging in the MD&A on Investor Decision Making: Implications for XBRL", American Accounting Association ABO Section Mid-Year Meeting. (2009).

"Enhancing the MD&A for Professional and Non-Professional Investors", American Accounting Association Annual Meeting. (2009).

"The Impact of Information Tagging in the MD&A on Investor Decision Making: Implications for XBRL", American Accounting Association Annual Meeting. (2009).

"An Investigation into Non-Professional Investor Behaviors with Paper Based vs. Hyperlinked Financial Statements", American Accounting Association Annual Meeting. (2008).

"The FASB's Strategic Responses to Institutional Pressures: An Investigation of the Transition to a Principles-Based Approach to Standard Setting", American Accounting Association Annual Meeting. (2008).

"Media richness, user trust, and perceptions of corporate social responsibility: An experimental investigation of visual website disclosure", Social and Environmental Aspects in Business and Management (SEABUS) Summer Academy. (2008).

"Media richness, user trust, and perceptions of corporate social responsibility: An experimental investigation of visual website disclosure", Workshop on Imagining Business. (2008).