Michael Wolfe, assistant professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was recently named the Curling Faculty Fellow in Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Curling Fellowship in Accounting and Information Systems was established in 2008 through a gift from Doug C. Curling, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Virginia Tech. The fellowship is intended to help the college recruit and retain outstanding scholars in accounting and to honor Curling’s father, Calvin T. Curling, and uncle, James C. Curling, who also attended Virginia Tech.

Wolfe joined Virginia Tech as an assistant professor in the fall of 2013. His research examines the impact of regulatory change, ethics, and emerging influences such as crowdsourcing on decision making in accounting and finance.

He has published four articles in peer-reviewed journals, one of which was in one of the top journals in accounting. He is a frequent presenter at top academic conferences and a reviewer for several prominent journals in accounting.

Wolfe has taught a range of courses in financial statement analysis and financial accounting.

He received a Ph.D. in accounting from Oklahoma State University, where he earned three previous degrees: a master’s degree in quantitative financial economics, an MBA, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting. His work experience includes more than 10 years in the banking and energy marketing industries.    

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