Bill Rankin has been an associate professor of accounting at Colorado State University for three years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Florida in 1988. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1999. He teaches managerial accounting to undergraduates and advanced cost accounting in the Masters of Accounting Program. His research interests include the application of theories from economics and psychology to performance evaluation and motivation issues within organizations and exploring how compensation schemes and organizational architecture influence behavior and decisions within firms and behavioral aspects of cost management and control. He has published his research in leading Economics and Accounting journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economic Theory and The Economic Journal.