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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jeremiah W. Bentley

Richard Dieter MS ‘66 & Susan C. Dieter Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor



PhD Management (Accounting), Cornell University, 2016
MS Management, Cornell University, 2015
MAcc, Brigham Young University, 2010
BS Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2010

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Massachusetts, 7/15-Present

Recent Honors / Awards

Isenberg Outstanding Research Award, 2021
Isenberg Teaching Excellence Award, 2020
Management Accounting Section Best Early Career Researcher, 2020
Lybrand Silver Medal (with C. Blake, M. Shackell, and P. Trafford), 2020
Isenberg Research Excellence Award, 2019
IMA/Management Accounting Section Best Dissertation Award (Runner-Up), 2016
Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2014-2015

Research Interests

Managerial Accounting
Performance Evaluation
Performance Reporting

Teaching Interests

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Selected Publications

Bentley, J.W. 2021. Improving the Statistical Power and Reliability of Research Using Amazon Mechanical Turk. Accounting Horizons, forthcoming.

Bentley, J.W., R.J. Bloomfield, S. Davidai, and M. Ferguson. Identifying Insincere and Sincere Bias Through Post-Report Interactions. The Accounting Review, forthcoming (scheduled for the September 2021 issue).

Bentley, J.W., T.A. Lambert, and E.Y. Wang. 2021. The Effect of Increased Audit Disclosure on Managers’ Real Operating Decisions: Evidence from Disclosing Critical Audit Matters. The Accounting Review 96 (1): 23-40.

Bentley, J.W., C. Blake, M. Shackell, and P. Trafford. 2020. Let Me Explain! Strategic Finance (March 2020).

Bentley, J.W. 2019. Decreasing Operational Distortion and Surrogation through Narrative Reporting. The Accounting Review 94 (3): 27-55.

Bentley, J.W., T.E. Christensen, K.H. Gee, and B.C. Whipple. 2018. Disentangling Managers’ and Analysts’ Non-GAAP Reporting. Journal of Accounting Research 56 (4): 1039-1081.