Thomas W. Vance

Associate Professor, Accounting Academic Department
(970) 491-5242
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Thomas joined our faculty in August of 2017.  Prior to CSU, he served on accounting faculties at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Waterloo.  Thomas’ research and teaching interests center on the effects of incentives and controls on the behavior of employees within organizations.  He is particularly interested in how accounting choices (e.g. contract design, performance measurement, etc.) interact with social dynamics (e.g. subordinate perception of the manager) to impact honesty, whistleblowing and effort.  Thomas’ research has received outstanding manuscript awards and has been published in premier journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research and Accounting, Organizations and Society.  His professional experience before academia includes various roles with Graybar, PepsiCo, Ford and Kenworth.