Jillian Phillips

Assistant Professor of Accountancy
Jillian Phillips
  • PhD University of Central Florida, Accounting
  • MS University of Central Florida, Accounting
  • BBA University of Central Florida, Accounting

Selected Publications

  • Where Do Investors Prefer to Find Nonfinancial Information?, Journal of Accountancy
  • Media richness, user trust, and perceptions of corporate social responsibility: An experimental investigation of visual website disclosure, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal
  • Enhancing and Structuring the MD&A to Aid Investors when Using Interactive Data, Journal of Information Systems
  • The impact of tagging qualitative financial information on investor decision making: Implications for XBRL, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems
  • Another Piece of the "Expectations Gap": What Do Investors Know About Auditor Involvement with Information in the Annual Report?, Current Issues in Auditing


Jillian Phillips is an assistant professor of accountancy in the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego. Her primary research interests involve the study of human behavior and decision making, with a focus on topics such as investors' use of financial statements, auditor liability and professional ethics. Jillian's research has been presented at a total of 19 conferences and workshops, and is published in the Journal of Information Systems (JIS), Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal (AAAJ), International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (IJAIS), Journal of Accountancy (JA), and Current Issues in Auditing (CIIA). Her work on XBRL and investor decision making was awarded a sizable research grant by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, with secondary funding from the Enhanced Business Reporting Consortium (EBRC) of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Jillian was the recipient of the USD SBA award for junior faculty research in 2012, and best…


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