Ph.D. in Accounting, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Master of Accounting Degree, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
B.S. Degree in Accounting, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Economics of auditing, effect of audit structure on audit efficiency and pricing, audit planning efficiencies, influence of industry regulatory complexity on audit production function, economies of scale and scope, audit time budget variances, etc. Research methods used to address these issues include empirical/archival, ordinary least squares, general linear models, multivariate analysis including qualitative dependent variables, parametric and nonparametric techniques, as well as other methods.
Public accounting with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, and private practice
Financial Reporting in the Oil and Gas Industry with Tenneco Oil Exploration
and Production Company, and Anadarko Production Company
Certified Public Accountant
Numerous presentations at International, National, Regional, and Local
symposia and Colloquia
Published in academic and practitioner journals as shown below
Gist, W. (2008). An Analysis of Firm Level Auditor Tenure on Audit Hours. Journal of Applied Business Research, 24(2), 29-50.
Gist, W., Ridley, D., Duke, D., Flagg, J. (2008). The Predictive Ability of Accounting Operating Cash Flows: A Moving Window Spectral Analysis. American Journal of Finance and Accounting, 1(2), 167-193.
Gist, W., Foster, B., McClain, G., Shastri, T. (2006). "A Note on Pre-Sarbanes-Oxley Act Users' and Auditors' Perceptions of a Limitations Paragraph in the Auditor's Internal Control Report". Research in Accounting Regulation, 18, 195-217.
Gist, W., Shastri, T., Ward, B., Wilson, D. (2005). "On the Effectiveness of the Auditing Standards Board in Improving Audit Communication with the SAS 58 Auditor's Standard Report: An Exploratory Study". Journal of Applied Business Research, 21(4), 107-126.
Gist, W., McClain, G., Shastri, T. (2004). "User Versus Auditor Perceptions of the Auditor's Report on Internal Control: Readability, Reliability, and Auditor Legal Liability". American Business Review, XXII(2), 117-129.
Gist, W., Shastri, T. (2004). "Materiality Matrix: A Framework to Detect Material Misstatements". Accounting World.
Doctoral Research Team Award, University of Arkansas
High Performance Team Teaching Award, University of Arkansas
Beta Gamma Sigma
Oustanding Young Men of America