Kenneth J. Merkley

Kenneth J. Merkley

Assistant Professor

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology

Faculty Expertise

  • Accounting


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Professor Kenneth Merkley is an assistant professor of accounting. His research focuses on the role of information in capital markets. He 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 received the Barry and Ann Ridings Sesquicentennial Fellowship (2011-16) at Johnson and was a recipient of the Spivey/Hall Fellowship at the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan). In 2014, he was named by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and received his Master of Accountancy (MAcc) from Brigham Young University.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5090/LAW 5090 - Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • NBA 5061 - Comprehensive Financial Statement Analysis
  • NBA 5060/LAW 6060 - Financial Statement Analysis

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D University of Michigan, 2011
  • MBA Brigham Young University, 2006
Kenneth J. Merkley