Molly Mercer

Associate Professor of Accountancy 

mmercer2@depaul.edu 

(312) 362-8956​


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 Emory University. 

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