Texas Tech University

Matthew Hart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: matt.hart@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.2397

Office Hours: By appointment

Room Number: E357

Education: Ph.D., Arizona State University (2010)

Area of Expertise:
 Financial and Auditing Topics

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Matthew Hart

About Matthew

Matt is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Rawls College of Business.  He joined the Area of Accounting at Texas Tech University in August 2010.  Matt teaches both graduate (ACCT 5319) and undergraduate (ACCT 4301) auditing classes, as well as the Capstone class in the MSA program (ACCT 5334).  He received a Ph.D. in Business Administration (emphasis in Accounting) from Arizona State University in May 2010.  After receiving an M.A. in Accounting from Weber State University, he worked for Grant Thornton LLP for four years in Salt Lake City.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Utah.  His primary research areas include financial and auditing topics.  His dissertation focuses on the differential market response to qualitative and quantitative management earnings forecasts.


  • Growing Up: How Audit Internships Affect Students' Commitment and Long-Term Intentions to Work in Public Accounting (with Joleen Kremin and William Pasewark). 2016. Issues in Accounting Education (Forthcoming).
  • How to Discuss a Paper: Developing and Showcasing Your Scholarly Skills (with Kirsten Cook, Michael Kinney and Derek Oler). 2015. Issues in Accounting Education.
  • Leverage and Acquisition Performance (with Jeffrey Harrison and Derek Oler). 2013. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

Current Research

  • Should Managers' Quarterly Earnings Guidance be Eliminated?
  • How Informative is Qualitative Management Earnings Guidance Compared to Quantitative Guidance? (Dissertation).