Beverly Walther is the Eric L. Kohler Chair and Professor in the Accounting Information and Management Department at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Kellogg, Professor Walther worked for KPMG Peat Marwick.
Her research focuses on how accounting information is used by market participants. She has published articles in such journals as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Accounting Studies. She served as Editor of The Accounting Review, is currently on the editorial board of Contemporary Accounting Research, and routinely referees for the leading accounting journals. Her current research interests are in the area of sell-side security analysts, political connections, and managerial disclosures.
Professor Walther teaches Managerial Accounting and a Ph.D. seminar on empirical research in accounting. She was awarded the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award in 1996, 2005, and 2011, and the Kellogg Research Mentorship Award in 2020. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting from The University of Chicago.