Kristy Towry

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  • Vice Dean for Faculty & Research
  • Goizueta Term Chair
  • Professor of Accounting
  • Phone: 404-727-4895
  • Fax: 404-727-6313

Mailing Address:

1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322


Kristy L. Towry is Professor of Accounting at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Professor Towry joined the Goizueta Business School faculty in 2002, after receiving her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. She has extensive experience in managerial accounting and finance, including a number of positions at Exxon and Compaq. Professor Towry's research relates to the use of accounting information for managerial decision making, with a focus on managerial control systems and financial incentives. Her research, based on the experimental method, blends theory from economics, psychology, and other social sciences to provide insights into accounting issues. She has published in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and other accounting and economics journals. She has been recognized with the Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award, the Best Early Career Researcher in Management Accounting Award, the Glen McLaughlin Award for Research in Accounting Ethics, the Management Accounting Best Dissertation Award, and a number of teaching awards.

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