Fisher School’s Tucker wins university award for research excellence

Gainesville, Fla. – Jennifer Tucker, of the Fisher School of Accounting, has been selected as one of ten recipients of this year’s Jack Wessel Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. Tucker is the Luciano Prida, Sr. Professor at the Fisher School, where she teaches graduate courses in Financial Accounting and Accounting Theory. There were 21 nominations made by deans university-wide for the prize. The award carries with it a one-time, non-recurring allocation to support research, which can be used to fund travel, equipment, books, graduate student assistance and other research-related expenses.

Tucker has been making a name for herself, and the Fisher School, since she joined the faculty five years ago. Demonstrating the impact of faculty beyond the reach of scholarly journals, Tucker has been seen and heard in the media relating her research on issues such as guidance and stock splits. She has attracted significant attention not only from academic scholars, accounting and finance professionals, but the financial press as well. Her paper, “To Guide or Not to Guide?” forthcoming in a leading accounting journal, has been discussed in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s,, The Economist, Guardian (through Reuters News Services), CFO Magazine, and She appeared live on CNBC to discuss her research and its implications for the financial markets. She was also asked by The U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help develop the association’s recommendations regarding corporate disclosure strategies.