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Melloney Simerly
Melloney Simerly
- Assistant Professor - Accounting

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Accounting, 2015

MBA, Colorado State University - Pueblo, Pueblo, CO, 2011

BS, Colorado State University - Pueblo, Pueblo, CO, Psychology, 2008


Dr. Simerly’s research interests involve the importance that firms place on the non-financial aspects of conducting business. She has conducted studies that investigate the link between corporate social responsibility and outcomes that are external to the organization, such as auditing results and investor reaction. In addition, Dr. Simerly conducts research examining the antecedents of using non-financial performance measures in compensation contracts. She also has interests in educational research for accounting courses. Dr. Simerly is a member of the American Accounting Association and regularly participates in the managerial section conferences. She is also member of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma. Dr. Simerly, who recently completed the requirements for CPA licensing, completed her PhD in accounting after spending 10 years in industry and joined the faculty at Western Kentucky University in the fall of 2015.

Areas of Expertise


Managerial Accounting

Corporate Social Responsibility

Non-financial Performance Measures

Executive Contracting


Professional Organizations

  • American Accounting Association
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
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