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Timothy D. Cairney

Associate Professor of Accounting

EducationTim Cairney web quality

  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech (1995)
  • MBA, Dalhousie University (1980)
  • BA, University of Richmond (1976)

Areas of Specialization

  • The Market for Audit Services
  • Industry competition Firm comparability
  • Performance measures


Tim Cairney, Ph.D., CA, is an associate professor of accounting at Georgia Southern University. He has an MBA from Dalhousie University and earned his professional designation from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. Tim articled with Collins Barrow Maheu Noiseux and, subsequently, worked as controller for a small hospitality company. He returned for his doctorate at Virginia Tech, writing his dissertation on the credibility of voluntary disclosures. His research and publications concern voluntary disclosures, the market for audit services, and how industry competition impacts these areas. His teaching interests include performance measures and the how management accounting systems impact the achievement of goals.

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 1115
Phone: 912-478-7157


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 8/23/2021