Robert P. Magee is the Keith I. DeLashmutt Professor Emeof Accounting Information and Management. He was appointed Director of the Accounting Research Center in 2006. Professor Magee served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Faculty and Research from 2001 to 2005. Professor Magee has been a member of the Kellogg faculty since 1976 and served as the chair of the department of accounting information and management from 1983 to 1985 and from 1999 to 2001. His teaching interests are in financial accounting and the analysis of financial reports.
Professor Magee's research has focused on the use of accounting information in contracting relationships and in facilitating decision making and control within organizations. He has also written about the market for audit services, the effects of auditors' fee structures on their independence, and the use of cost allocations in motivating managerial behavior and assessing product profitability. Professor Magee's recent research has examined the effects of political pressure on the standard-setting process in accounting.
Professor Magee has published articles in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics and a variety of other journals. He is the author of Advanced Managerial Accounting and a co-author of Efficient Capital Markets and Accounting: A Critical Analysis. The latter book received the Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1978. More recently, Professor Magee is co-author of the textbook Financial Accounting.
Professor Magee has served on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. From 1994 to 1996 he served as editor of The Accounting Review, the quarterly research journal of the American Accounting Association. He received the American Accounting Association's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award in 1999 and the Illinois CPA Society Outstanding Educator Award in 2000. At Kellogg, Professor Magee received the Levy Teaching Award in 1996, the Chairs' Core Teaching Award in 1998 and 2001 and the Alumni Choice Outstanding Professor Award in 2003.
Professor Magee received his A.B., M.S. and PhD from Cornell University.