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Jennifer Winchel

Associate Professor
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
Rouss & Robertson Halls 329
125 Ruppel Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D., Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin
M.S., Accounting, Northern Illinois University
B.A., Accounting, Illinois Wesleyan University

Professor Winchel’s primary research interests broadly focus on the role that financial accounting information and disclosure play in influencing investor judgment and decision making. She is specifically interested in how the disclosure choices of firm managers and information intermediaries, such as sell-side analysts, impact investors’ perceptions of credibility and their investment decision. Professor Winchel has presented her research at international conferences sponsored by the American Accounting Association and the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, as well as at university and conference research workshops. Her research has appeared in The Accounting ReviewContemporary Accounting Research; and Accounting, Organizations & Society. Professor Winchel currently teaches "Intermediate Accounting I" in the undergraduate program and "Judgment and Decision Making in Accounting" in the M.S. in Accounting Program.

Prior to joining McIntire, Professor Winchel was a faculty member at the University of South Carolina, where she received the Alfred G. Smith Award for excellence in teaching. Before returning to academia, she was an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

COMM 3110: Intermediate Accounting I
Credits: 3
Intensive study of the generally accepted accounting principles for asset valuation, income measurement, and financial statement presentation for business organizations, and of the processes through which these principles evolve. Focuses on important areas in financial accounting, including accounting for leases, pensions, and income taxes. Prerequisite: COMM 2020 or instructor permission.
COMM 3120: Intermediate Accounting II
Credits: 3
Continuation of COMM 3110, with emphasis on accounting for the equities of a firm's investors and creditors. Continues to focus on financial accounting issues including financial instruments, asset impairment and long-term debt. Prerequisite: COMM 3110.
COMM 5510: Topics in Accounting
Credits: 3
Seminar on Current issues in Accounting.
GCOM 7342: Judgment and Decision Making in Accounting
Credits: 3
This course helps students understand how behavior, psychology and biases influence the preparation, interpretation, and auditing of accounting information. The class will explore theories and research on judgment and decision making, and how those theories apply to aspects of financial reporting and auditing. Restricted to MS in Accounting Students.