Owen Graduate School of Management


Debra Jeter on Accounting's Entertainment Value


Owen Graduate School of Management
Professor of Accounting

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A CPA with a distinguished record of professional achievement, Debra Jeter has earned numerous accolades for her teaching and research excellence.

Awards & Accomplishments

Professor Jeter''s many awards and honors include scholarships and fellowships from Deloitte Haskins & Sells, KPMG Peat Marwick, and the American Accounting Association (AAA). She has also won numerous accolades for her teaching and research excellence, including the James A Webb Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 and the Dean''s Research Productivity Award in 2016.


Professor Jeter currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Accounting and Business Research, Accounting and Finance, and Meditari Accountancy Research. She has been active throughout her career in the AAA, serving yearly as discussant, moderator, panelist or presenter at the annual and mid-year meetings.


Debra’s research has been published in such journals as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and Journal of Management Accounting Research. She has also written articles for popular magazines on practical subjects ranging from insurance to taxes, and has coauthored two textbooks.


Among several courses, Professor Jeter teaches Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Financial Accounting for Healthcare.

On A Personal Note...

Professor Jeter’s hobbies include writing fiction and historical nonfiction.

Research Interests

Professor Jeter has published numerous articles on a broad range of subjects, including the market for audit services, audit pricing, industry specialization, auditor reporting decisions, components of earnings, and the quality of earnings.


PhD, Accounting, Vanderbilt University, 1990

MBA, Murray State University, Murray State University, 1981

BS, Accounting, Murray State University, 1975

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