David Godsell has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

He is one of six new full-time faculty members at Pamplin this fall. Their addition reflects the college’s commitment to hiring tenured and tenure-track faculty to further strengthen its teaching, research, and business outreach, particularly in the areas of business intelligence and analytics, innovation through entrepreneurship, and international programs.

Godsell received his Ph.D. in management this year from Queen’s University. He has a master’s degree in management from Queen’s University and an MBA and two bachelor’s degrees, in commerce and in economics, from Memorial University. He also holds the designations of Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

His dissertation examines the market valuation of managed earnings in a regulatory setting with learning opportunities. His research interests are in international financial accounting, earnings quality, and regulatory incentives.

His work in progress includes studies examining accounting and competition, and accounting and political connections.

He has taught introductory courses on financial accounting.

Godsell’s professional experience includes working as a corporate tax auditor for the Canada Revenue Agency.

He received several Ph.D.-level awards, including a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, a CPA-Queen’s Centre for Governance Grant, and a CMA Canada Doctoral Award.



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