Theresa Libby is the EY Professor of Accounting and Director of the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting at the University of Central Florida College of Business. Professor Libby earned her PhD at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She earned her CPA in Canada in 1988 and has been recognized as a Fellow of CPA Ontario for her service to the academic and professional accounting communities. In 2014, she received the L.S. Rosen Outstanding Educator Award from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association. More recently, she has served as the President of the Management Accounting Section and A member of Council of the American Accounting Association.
Professor Libby’s research interests include the manager’s use of accounting information for decision-making, the effects of budgeting processes on performance, accounting ethics and innovation in management accounting systems. In 2019, Professor Libby was recognized as the most productive managerial accounting researcher globally by the BYU Accounting Research Rankings, an internationally recognized research-based ranking of accounting faculty, departments of accounting and PhD programs in accounting. She has been a visiting scholar at Monash University, the University of New South Wales and Brigham Young University.
She has published articles in leading accounting journals including The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Business Ethics Quarterly and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. Dr. Libby has served as Senior Editor of Behavioral Research in Accounting, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Accounting Research, Associate Editor at Management Accounting Research and currently sits on the Editorial Boards of Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Management Accounting Research, Behavioral Research in Accounting.