Associate Professor and Department Chair
Department of Accounting and Taxation
Phone: 860-768-5301, Room 406D
Professor Bannister is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Accounting and Taxation. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Delaware and his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. He has previously taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published articles in many journals including Accounting Horizons, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, and Managerial and Decision Economics.
Corporate Financial Reporting, Earnings Management, Relative Performance Evaluation, Executive Compensation.
Selected scholarship Books and Articles:
Bannister, J. W. and H. A. Newman, "Analysis Of Corporate Disclosures On Relative Performance Evaluation,"Accounting Horizons, Vol. 17, No. 3 (September 2003), p. 235-246
Bannister, J. W. and D. Wiest, "Earnings Management and Auditor Conservatism: Effects of SEC Enforcement Actions,"Managerial Finance, Vol. 27 No. 12 (2001), pg. 57-71.
Bannister, J. W. and H. A. Newman, "Accrual Usage to Manage Earnings Toward Financial Analysts' Forecasts,"Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 7 (November, 1996), p. 259-278
Bannister, J. W., "Earnings Signals and Inter-Firm Information Transfers,"Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 21 (December, 1994), p. 1127-1149
Bannister, J. W. and A. Riahi-Belkaoui, "Value Added and Corporate Control in the US,"Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting, 3 (Autumn, 1991), p. 241-257.
Recent Achievements and Honors:
2006 Barney School Teaching Excellence Award
Program Chair, 2007 Northeast Regional meeting of the American Accounting Association.
President, Region Steering Committee, American Accounting Association Northeast