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Dr. Rachel Birkey

Associate Professor
State Farm Hall of Business - SFH 349
  • About
  • Education
  • Research

Current Courses

334.001Advanced Tax

444.001Advanced Tax

233.004Federal Income Taxation

434.001Federal Taxes And Management Decisions

Teaching Interests & Areas


Research Interests & Areas

Accounting Education, Taxation, Corporate Social Responsibility


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

MS Accounting

Illinois State University
Normal, IL

BS Accounting

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL

Conference Proceeding

Davis, T.S., Walstrom, K.A. and Birkey, R. "Network Participation Changes of U.S. College Students: 2009 to 2015." Advanced Science Letters. 2017 (23), pp. 10073-10076.

Journal Article

Birkey, R., & Hausserman, C. Inducing Creativity in Accountants' Task Performance: the Effects of Background, Environment, and Feedback. Advances in Accounting Education (2019): 109-133.
Birkey, R., Michelon, G., Patten, D., & Sankara, J. Does assurance on CSR reporting enhance environmental reputation? An examination in the US context. Accounting Forum (2016)
Guidry, R., Islam, A., Patten, D., & Birkey, R. Mandated Social Disclosure: An Analysis of the Response to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. Journal Of Business Ethics (2016)
Lee, W., Birkey, R., & Patten, D. Exposing Students to Environmental Sustainability in Accounting: An Analysis of Its Impacts in a US Setting. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal (2016)
Ames, D., & Birkey, R. On the Determinants of Analysts' Cash Flow Forecast Accuracy. Review of Business Research (2010)


College and University Reporting on Sustainability Efforts: U.S. Evidence. North American Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research Conference. (2018)
Spending and Saving Under Alternative Tax Regimes: The Effect of Materialism. Behavioral Tax Symposium. (2013)
The Effects of Tax Aggressiveness and Investor Type on Tax Preparation Preferences. Behavioral Tax Symposium. (2011)

Grants & Contracts

Illinois State University Department of Accounting Summer Research Grant. Illinois State University. (2015)
Illinois State University Department of Accounting Summer Grant. Illinois State University. (2014)