Marlene  Plumlee
  • Ken A. Sorensen/KPMG Endowed Professor, Accounting Department
  • Professor, Accounting Department


  • PhD Business Administration , Accounting, University of Michigan. Project: The Impact of Tax Complexity on Analysts’ Effective Tax Rate Forecasts


Marlene A. Plumlee is the Ken Sorensen/KPMG Professor at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1997. Professor Plumlee's current research and teaching interests include accounting disclosure and stock market efficiency as well as the effect of information attributes on how information is incorporated in valuation and forecasts, with particular emphasis on the cost of equity capital and environmental disclosures. She has received research funding from Citgo, KPMG, and the University of Utah and published papers in the top accounting journals, including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Review of Accounting Studies. She is currently a member of the editorial board of The Accounting Review and Editor at Contemporary Accounting Research. Professor Plumlee teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in International Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, and Intermediate Accounting. She also teaches a PhD seminar in current topics in capital market research.