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.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Non-financial Performance Measures