Professor Merkley’s research focuses on the role of information in capital markets. He currently specializes in examining corporate financial communication decisions and the influence of corporate disclosures on capital market participants, such as investors and financial analysts. His teaching interests include financial reporting and financial statement analysis. Merkley is the Barry and Ann Ridings Sesquicentennial Fellow at Johnson and was a recipient of the Spivey/Hall Fellowship at the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan). He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and received his Master of Accountancy (MAcc) and Bachelors in Accounting at Brigham Young University.