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Paul R. Bahnson, PhD

Professor • (208) 426-2190 • Mail Stop: 1610
Office Number: MBEB 3123


  • PhD, Business Administration--Accounting, University of Utah
  • MBA-- Managerial Finance, Indiana University
  • BA--Accounting, Augustana College

Teaching Areas

  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Featured Publications

  • “A Penny for Your Thoughts: Sizing Up Manipulative EPS Rounding and What It Means.” with Paul Miller and Greg Martin. Strategic Finance, July 2012, pp. 35-39.
  • “Continuing the Normative Dialog: Illuminating the Asset/Liability Theory,” with Paul Miller. Accounting Horizons, September 2010, pp. 419-440.
  • "When Aha Moments Make All the Difference," with Nancy Napier, Roy Glen, Cheryl Maille, Kirk Smith and Harry White. Journal of Management Inquiry, March 2009, pp. 64-76.
  • “Noncontrolling Interest: Much More Than A Name Change,” with Paul Miller and Brian McAllister. Journal of Accountancy, Nov. 2008, pp. 46-54
  • “A New Day for Business Combinations,” with Paul Miller and Brian McAlister. Journal of Accountancy, June 2008, pp. 34-39


  • 2014 Little Morris Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2012 College of Business and Economics Advisory Board Research Award.
  • 2011’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (as selected by Accounting Today).
  • 2010 Deloitte & Touche Research Award
  • 2009 Lawler Award for best article published in the Journal of Accountancy during 2008 for “A New Day for Business Combinations.”
  • 2008 Lybrand medal for outstanding IMA article, “Top Ten Reasons to Change the Conceptual Framework.”; Hewlett Packard Outstanding Service Award (2007)

Current Courses: Fall 2015

CourseRoom & Times
ACCT 306-002: Intermediate Accounting II

ACCT 512-001: Financial Reporting Theory

ACCT 306-001: Intermediate Accounting II