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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Jaclyn Prentice, Ph.D., joined the faculty at UCO in 2022 as an assistant professor of accounting. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas in 2016. Prior to joining the UCO College of Business, Prentice was an assistant professor of accounting at Oklahoma State University. She teaches Accounting II and Data Analysis for Accountants. Her research interest includes audit quality, auditor choice, analyst conservatism, benefit plan audits and earnings management. 

Classes Taught

ACCT 2133 (Accounting 2)
ACCT 3423 (Data Analysis for Accountants)

Education and Certifications

Ph.D. University of Arkansas, Business Administration, Accounting emphasis
M.S. University of Texas at Dallas, Accounting Information Management
B.B.A Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Accounting
B.S. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Mathematics


Assistant Professor of Accounting, Oklahoma State University
Audit Manager, CF Accountants, Dallas, TX

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Jaclyn Prentice, Ken Bills, and Gary F. Peters. (2023). The Impact of Benefit Plan Audits on the Financial Statement Audit. Accounting Horizons37(2), 161-187.

Jaclyn Prentice, Bryan Brockbank, and Matthew Bjornsen. (2023). The Effect of Analyst Conservatism on Meeting the Consensus via Earnings Management. Accounting Horizons37(2), 1-17.

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