Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
B.A. University of Pittsburgh
B.S. Duquesne University
Professor Hannan joined Georgia State University in 2000. She teaches Managerial and Cost Accounting at the undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. levels. Her research investigates how to increase honesty in the budgeting process, how to use feedback and incentives to improve motivation and performance, and how uncertainty affects negotiations and trust. She has received several awards recognizing her research, including the American Accounting Association's Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature Award, the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award, and the McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics. Professor Hannan has published in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and the Journal of Labor Economics. She currently serves on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Accounting, Organizations and Society, and is an incoming associate editor at Journal of Management Accounting Research. Professor Hannan is the Ph.D. program coordinator for the School of Accountancy.
- Hannan, R. L., G. P. McPhee, A. H. Newman, and I. D. Tafkov. 2013 “The Effect of Relative Performance Information on Effort Allocation and Performance in a Multi-Task Environment.” The Accounting Review.
- Hannan, R. L., K. L. Towry, and Y. Zhang. 2013, “The Effect of Mutual Monitoring on Effort in Tournament Contracts.” Contemporary Accounting Research
- Church, B. K., R. L. Hannan, and J. X. Kuang. 2012. “Shared Interest and Honesty in Budget Reporting.” Accounting, Organizations, and Society.
- Hannan, R. L., F. W. Rankin, and K. L. Towry. 2010. “Flattening the Organization: The Effect of Organizational Reporting Structure on Budgeting Effectiveness.” Review of Accounting Studies.
- Hannan, R. L., R. Krishnan, and A. Newman. 2008. “The Effects of Disseminating Relative Performance Feedback in Tournament and Individual Performance Compensation Systems” The Accounting Review.