Associate Professor of Accountancy
Molly Mercer’s research interests center on
behavioral financial accounting, especially how managers and financial analysts
develop credibility, and on the psychological influences on investment
decisions. Her work has been published in the Journal of Accounting and
Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research and The Accounting Review, among
other journals. She won the Best Paper in Behavioral Finance award at the
Midwest Finance Association conference in 2009.
Mercer teaches courses in financial accounting
and decision-making in accounting. She gets high marks from her DePaul students for her
energy in the classroom and the personal interest she shows toward promoting
student success. She has won numerous teaching accolades during her career,
including DePaul’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012.
Mercer earned her PhD in Accounting from the University of Texas and a Bachelor’s in Business from the
University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining DePaul’s faculty, she was an
associate professor at Arizona State University and assistant professor at