Ling Lei Lisic has been appointed associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

She is one of eight new full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members at Pamplin this fall. The addition reflects the college’s commitment to hiring faculty to further strengthen its teaching, research, and business outreach, particularly in the areas of business analytics, innovation through entrepreneurship, and sustainable global prosperity.

Lisic received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2008. She earned master’s degrees at the University of Rochester and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a bachelor’s degree at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Her research interests are in archival financial accounting — in such areas as corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, insider trading, executive compensation, and SEC comment letters, for example — and archival auditing.

Her co-authored papers have investigated executive overconfidence and compensation structure; CEO power, internal control quality, and audit committee effectiveness; and insider trading and commitment to social good.

One co-authored article, forthcoming in The Accounting Review, looks at evidence from audit fees to examine whether CEO succession and succession planning affects stakeholders’ perceptions of financial reporting risk.

Lisic has taught courses on auditing, financial accounting, and managerial accounting.

She taught at George Mason University for nine years, most recently as an associate professor.

Among her many grants and awards are four awards for outstanding research and publication and four summer research grants from George Mason and the Steve Berlin/CITGO Grant from the American Accounting Association.

She currently chairs the American Accounting Association’s auditing section research committee. She has served in several other leadership roles at the association and as a guest editor and on the editorial boards of several professional journals. 

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