BLACKSBURG, Va., June 18, 2012 – Greg Jenkins, professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed as the William S. Gay Junior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The William S. Gay Junior Faculty Fellowship in Accounting and Information Systems was established by alumni and friends of William S. Gay, who was a member of the faculty in Virginia Tech’s Department of Accounting from 1929 until his retirement in 1969. Gay was the first department head of the Department of Accounting.
William S. Gay Junior Faculty Fellows retain the fellowship for a three-year period.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2005, Jenkins has published numerous peer-reviewed and non-refereed publications, a textbook and has presented his work at various academic and professional meetings.
He is very active in the auditing profession, and is a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants. Jenkins recently led a research task force of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association that provided research assistance to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) related to their consideration of auditor independence and mandatory audit firm rotation. He was also a member of an earlier research task force that provided research assistance to the PCAOB related to revisions of quality control standards.
He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Appalachian State University and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.
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