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Mark joined Wake Forest in 2014 and teaches in the MSA and undergraduate programs. After receiving his BBA and MBA from Radford University, Mark worked as a senior auditor at KPMG and an audit manager at Walker Healthcare before earning his PhD from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Prior to arriving at Wake, Mark served as an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. His academic interests include the effects of financial accounting and voluntary disclosure in capital markets; financial accounting and reporting attributes; and corporate governance and auditing. He has published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Financial accounting and reporting; Corporate disclosure

  • Ph D, Duke University (Business Administration) - 2008
  • MBA, Radford University (Business Administration) - 1997
  • BBA, Radford University (Accounting) - 1995

Research Interests

  • Financial accounting and capital markets
  • Corporate disclosure
  • Corporate governance

Teaching Interests

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Business combinations

  • Evans, M. ,  Njoroge, K. , &  Yong, K. O. (2017). An Examination of the Statistical Significance and Economic Relevance of Profitability and Earnings Forecasts from Models and Analysts. Contemporary Accounting Research, 34 (3)
  • Evans, M. (2016). Commitment and Cost of Equity Capital: An Examination of Timely Balance Sheet Disclosure in Earnings Announcements. Contemporary Accounting Research, 33 (3), 1136-1174.
  • Evans, M. ,  Houston, R. ,  Peters, M. , &  Pratt, J. (2015). Reporting Standards, Enforcement, and Earnings Management: US GAAP vs. IFRS in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The Accounting Review, 90 (5), 1969-1994.
  • Evans, M. ,  Hodder, L. , &  Hopkins, P. (2014). The Predictive Ability of Fair Values for Future Financial Performance of Commercial Banks and the Relation of Predictive Ability to Banks' Share Prices. Contemporary Accounting Research, 31 (1), 13-44.
  • Aggarwal, R. K. ,  Evans, M. , &  Nanda, D. (2012). Nonprofit Boards: Size, Performance, and Managerial Incentives. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 53 (1-2), 466-487.
  • Perumpral, S. ,  Evans, M. ,  Agarwal, S. , &  Amenkhienan, F. (2009). The Evolution of Indian Accounting Standards: Its History and Current Status with Regard to IFRS. Advances in Accounting, incorporating Advances in International Accounting, 25, 106-111.

  • 2015 - Citibank/Calloway Rising Faculty Fellowship
  • 2013 - Finalist for Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University
  • 2012 - Finalist for Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University
  • 2009 - Corporate Governance Grant (co-recipient), PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • 2006 - Deloitte Fellowship, Deloitte Foundation
  • 1997 - Outstanding MBA Student, Radford University

  • October 7, 2016 - Earnings Management Just as Bad Under IFRS as U.S. GAAP, Accounting Today | more information
  • September 13, 2012 - Nonprofit Boards: Size, Performance and Managerial Incentives, Univ. of Minnesota: Carlson School of Management | more information
  • October 10, 2011 - Nonprofit Boards: Size, Performance and Managerial Incentives, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation | more information
  • September 1, 2011 - How Large Boards Benefit Nonprofits, Business Miami