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Jessen L. Hobson

Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
M.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1999
B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1999

Positions Held

Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 to present
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2015
Assistant Professor, Florida State University, 2006-2009

Recent Publications

Brink, A., Hobson, J., Stevens, D. 2017. The Effect of High Power Financial Incentives on Excessive Risk-Taking Behavior: An Experimental Examination. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 29: 13-29

Hobson, J., Mayew, W., Peecher, M. , Venkatachalam, M. 2017. Improving Experienced Auditors' Detection of Deception in CEO Narratives. Journal of Accounting Research, 1-30

Harris, L., Hobson, J., Jackson, K. 2016. The Effect of Investor Status on Investors' Susceptibility to Earnings Fixation. Contemporary Accounting Research, 33: 152-171 SSRN Abstract

Honors and Awards

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Faculty Fellowship in Accountancy, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012 to present

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, College of Business and College of Business Alumni Association, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-2014

Teaching and Research Interests

Audit and Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting, Audit, and Behavioral Finance/Economics