Professor William J. Mayew

William J. Mayew

Martin L. Black Jr. Distinguished Professor of Business Administration

Professor Mayew studies managerial communication of firm performance. His research uses theories from economics and psychology to better understand the determinants and consequences of voluntary and mandatory managerial communication. He received the Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics in 2013 for his work on measuring CEO integrity from corporate communication and again in 2017 for his work on auditor deception detection capabilities. He received the 2019 Jensen Prize from the Journal of Financial Economics for his work documenting race discrimination in the higher education bond market.

He is an editor at The Accounting Review and has presented his research to professional money managers, sell-side financial analysts, investor relations personnel, the Securities and Exchange Commission and on Capitol Hill. He teaches various financial accounting related courses across the Executive Education, MBA, MMS and MQM programs, and has received awards for teaching excellence in both the daytime and weekend executive MBA programs. In 2014, he was named one of the top 40 business school professors in the world under 40 years old by Poets & Quants.