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    Mark Trombley
    memorial posted February 5, 2015 by Nancy Maciag 
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    Mark Trombley

    Mark Trombley, Beach Fleischman Professor of Accounting, died unexpectedly at his home on January 20, 2015.  Mark had been a member of the Eller faculty at the University of Arizona since 1990 when he completed his doctoral degree at the University of Washington.  Prior to that, he worked for Deloitte, a Big Four CPA firm, from 1976 to 1986. 

    Mark was known as a selfless colleague who was very generous with his time and talents.  He published over 20 articles in high quality accounting and finance journals. His research focused on financial accounting issues of contemporary debate in the academic as well as the professional community. In particular, he examined stock market efficiency in using accounting data to value a firm, factors affecting accounting method choices by firms, and the relevance of accounting data for firm valuation. He was active nationally in providing service to the accounting research community, serving on the editorial board of The Accounting Review from 2005-2008 and then as an editor from 2008-2011.  He was an ad hoc reviewer for many different accounting and finance journals and was a member of several American Accounting Association research-oriented committees, such as the Wildman Award Committee and the best dissertation award for the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section.

    Mark was an award-winning teacher who won recognition from the college and the Arizona State CPA Society.  He taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD levels. Students greatly appreciated his teaching style and highly respected his knowledge of the subject matter. He wrote a textbook on accounting for derivatives and hedging.  In addition, accounting doctoral students benefited greatly from Mark’s time and attention. He was a committee member for over 30 doctoral students and provided research assistance and guidance over time to nearly every doctoral student in the accounting program during his tenure as a faculty member.