Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Leece is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs in the Collat School of Business. He earned a Ph.D. in Accounting from Virginia Tech after careers as a software engineer and auditor. Dr. Leece worked in the television sports industry writing software to support telecasts. He also worked in public accounting as a financial statement auditor ultimately becoming a Certified Public Accountant in Kentucky.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 The Information Value of Qualified and Adverse Audit Reports: Evidence from the Municipal SectorAuditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory2019
    2017 An investigation of the effectiveness of the division of corporate finance as a monitor of financial reportingResearch in Accounting Regulation.  29:44-51. 2017
    2017 The effects of firms’ information environment on analysts’ herding behaviorReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.  48:503-525. 2017
    2017 An Investigation of the Effectiveness of the Division of Corporate Finance as a Monitor of Financial ReportingResearch in Accounting Regulation.  29. 2017
    2017 Nonprofit Lobby Expense ReportingJournal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management.  20:522-553. 2017
    2017 Nonprofit lobby expense reportingJournal of Public Budgeting Accounting and Financial Management.  29:522-553. 2017
    2017 The Effects of Firms' Information Environment on Analysts' Herding BehaviorReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.  48:503-525. 2017
    2016 The Going Concern Gap in GAAPCPA Journal2016
    2016 The Going Concern Gap in GAAPThe CPA Journal2016
    2015 Do risk management activities impact earnings volatility?Research in Accounting Regulation.  27:66-72. 2015
    2015 The Impact of Recession on the Value-Relevance of Fundamental Signals Used by AnalystsAustralian Accounting Review.  73:185-191. 2015
    2015 The Impact of Recession on the Value-relevance of Accounting InformationAustralian Accounting Review.  25:185-191. 2015
    2015 The Relation between Risk Management and Earnings VolatilityResearch in Accounting Regulation.  27:66-72. 2015
    2013 CEO bonus compensation: The effects of missing analysts' revenue forecastsReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.  41:149-170. 2013
    2013 The Effects of Missing Analysts' Revenue ForecastsReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.  41:149-170. 2013

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Leece has most recently conducted research investigating how the municipal bond market reacts to accounting information. In his article, "The Information Value of Qualified and Adverse Audit Reports: Evidence from the Municipal Sector", Dr. Leece and his coauthors find the bond market penalizes cities and counties via higher bond yields when they issue debt accompanied by financial statements with and adverse or qualified audit opinions. The article was published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Leece primarily teaches financial accounting topics at the undergraduate and graduate level. His AC 600 graduate course, Accounting Research, incorporates boardroom meetings where students present to their peers. Students not only gain experience preparing and conducting presentations but also how to prepare professional memoranda. Dr. Leece is a 2018 Loudell Ellis Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient.
  • Teaching Activities

  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2021) 2021
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2021) 2021
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2021) 2021
  • AC200 - Principles of Accounting I (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • AC600 - Financial AC Research (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • AC600 - Financial AC Research (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • AC600 - Financial AC Research (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • AC600 - Financial AC Research (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • AC201 - Principles of Accounting II (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AC600 - Financial AC Research (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • AC600 - Financial AC Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • AC600 - Financial AC Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • AC600 - Financial AC Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • AC200 - Principles of Accounting I (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • AC200 - Principles of Accounting I (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AC600 - Financial AC Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AC310 - Financial Accounting II (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • AC310 - Financial Accounting II (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • AC310 - Financial Accounting II (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • AC600 - Current Topics Fin. Acct. (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AC600 - Current Topics Fin. Acct. (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AC600 - Current Topics Fin. Acct. (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AC600 - Current Topics Fin. Acct. (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AC310 - Financial Accounting II (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • MBA608 - Cost Analysis and Dec. Making (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • MBA608 - Cost Analysis and Dec. Making (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AC600 - Current Topics Fin. Acct. (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AC200 - Principles of Accounting I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AC200 - Principles of Accounting I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AC200 - Principles of Accounting I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AC600 - Current Topics Fin. Acct. (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • AC600 - Current Topics Fin. Acct. (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • AC600 - Current Topics Fin. Acct. (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • AC200 - Principles of Accounting I (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AC600 - Current Topics Fin. Acct. (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AC430 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • AC472 - Forensic Acct and IT Auditing (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • AC530 - Financial Accounting III (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • AC572 - Forensic Acct and IT Auditing (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • Full Name

  • Ryan Leece