Terry Shevlin

Terry Shevlin

Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth, MPAC Program Faculty Director


Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University
Master of Economics, Monash University
Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

Research Interest

Effect of Taxes on Business Decisions and Asset Prices

Capital Markets-Based Accounting Research

Earnings Management

Employee Stock Options

Research Design

Statistical Significance Testing Issues

Terry Shevlin is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of accounting at UCI Paul Merage School of Business and holds a Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth. He earned his PhD from Stanford University in 1986 and joined the faculty at the University of Washington where he worked for 26 years until joining UCI in the summer of 2012. He visited the University of Iowa in 1991-92. While at Washington he held the Paul Pigott/Paccar Professor of Business Administration from 2004-2012. In addition, he held various administrative position: faculty director of the PhD Program 1998-2006 and Accounting Department Chair from 2006-2012.

He was Associate Dean for Research and PhD Program at the Merage School 2016-2021. He currently is the MPAC Program Faculty Director. During the 2018-2021 period he was President-Elect, President, and Past-President of the American Accounting Association serving on the Board of directors.

He has served as editor on three academic journals: Journal of the American Taxation Association (1996-1999), Senior Editor, The Accounting Review (2002-2005) and Co-editor, Accounting Horizons (2009-2012) and on numerous editorial boards (including the top four accounting journals). He has published over 55 articles in the very top accounting and finance journals and over 80 articles in total.

He has received awards for his research and mentoring of PhDs”: the American Accounting Association Outstanding Educator for 2012; the American Taxation Association 2005 Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator; and the American Taxation Association Lifetime Service Ward in 2022. He has won the American Taxation Association Tax Manuscript Award four times (in 2017, 2004, 1995, and 1992) and twice won the AAA Competitive Manuscript for young scholars (1990 and 1987). He was awarded the UW Business School Dean’s Faculty Research Award four times. He was awarded the Merage Senior Faculty Research Award in 2021 and 2022.

His research interests are broad and include the effect of taxes on business decisions and asset prices, capital markets-based accounting research, and financial accounting reporting.

His teaching interests: taxes and business decisions, empirical research methodology.

He has spoken at numerous doctoral consortiums.