Ling Lisic

Director of the Ph.D. Program in Accounting and Information Systems, Associate Professor & L. Mahlon Harrell Junior Faculty Fellow
Ling Lei Lisic
3011 Pamplin
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Ph.D. University of Connecticut


Auditing, Financial Accounting


Ling Lisic joined the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech in the fall of 2017 and became the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Accounting and Information Systems in 2019. Before this, she taught at George Mason University after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2008. Her research interests focus on archival tests of economic theories of auditing and financial accounting. Her research has appeared in a number of premier business journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Production and Operations Management, Contemporary Accounting Research and Review of Accounting Studies. She is currently an editor of Journal of International Accounting Research and has previously served as a guest editor for Journal of Business Research. Ling serves on the editorial boards of Accounting Horizons and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. She also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many leading business journals such as The Accounting Review, Management Science, and Contemporary Accounting Research. In terms of her leadership role at the American Accounting Association, she is a Co-Chair of International Accounting Section Publications Committee and has previously served as the Chair of the Auditing Section Research Committee and the Chair of the International Accounting Section Research Committee. She was also a Co-Chair of the 2017 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting.

Her teaching interests are in 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.

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