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Ling Lisic

Wayne E. Leininger Professor
Ling Lei Lisic
3011 Pamplin (0101)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Ph.D. University of Connecticut


ESG/CSR/Sustainability/Climate, Auditing, Financial Accounting, International Accounting


Ling Lisic is the Wayne E. Leininger Professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and taught at George Mason University before joining the faculty at Virginia Tech.  

Ling’s research employs archival and qualitative methodologies to test economic and behavioral theories of ESG/CSR/Sustainability/Climate, auditing, financial accounting, and international accounting. Ling has published 15+ papers (mostly with junior coauthors) in FT 50 Journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Production and Operations Management, Review of Accounting Studies, and The Accounting Review. BYU accounting research rankings list her as the #11th author worldwide based on the number of Top 6 accounting journal publications in the most recent six years (i.e., 2017-2023). She is also a top 5‰ author on SSRN by paper downloads. Ling is the incoming Senior Editor (effective June 2024) and a current editor of Journal of International Accounting Research. She also serves on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. She has delivered keynote and panel speeches on topics related to research success at international conferences and given over 60 invited research workshops at major research universities.

Ling’s teaching interests are in ESG/CSR/Sustainability/Climate, auditing, financial accounting, and managerial accounting, at the Ph.D., master, and undergraduate levels. She has taught Auditing and Intermediate Financial Accounting I to master and undergraduate students, Introductory Financial Accounting to master and undergraduate students, and Financial Statement Analysis and Introductory Managerial Accounting to undergraduate students.