Dahlia Robinson

Dahlia Robinson

Professor & KPMG Faculty Fellow
Room: BSN 3509
Phone: (813) 974-6888
Fax: (813) 974-6528

Dahlia Robinson is a professor and the KPMG Faculty Fellow in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy. She teaches courses in financial accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is the recipient of the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy 2017 Summer Research Grant, a 2016 Institute of Fraud Prevention Grant. In 2017, Robinson received the Beta Alpha Psi Teaching Award.

An avid researcher, Robinson's interests include the capital market use of financial disclosures (with particular focus on the use of accrual information), corporate governance and how governance potentially influences managerial actions and disclosures. Her research on financial accounting has been published in journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and more recently in The Accounting Review. She previously worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse, taught at the University of the West Indies and worked as a business consultant in Jamaica. Prior to joining the USF faculty, Robinson taught at Arizona State University for seven years.

She earned a PhD from the University of Georgia, a master's degree in accounting from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica) and a master's degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University. She received a bachelor's degree in natural sciences from the University of the West Indies.


  • ACG 6875 - Financial Reporting and Professional Issues

Recent Research

  • Robinson, D., H. Louis, M. Robinson and A. Sun, (2019), “Do Extant Clauses Limiting Auditor Liability Impair Reporting Quality?” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 16 (2): 381-410.
  • Robinson, D., Y. Zhang, J. Perols and T. Smith, (2018),  “Earnings Management Strategies to Maintain a String of Meeting or Beating Earnings Expectations,” Advances in Accounting Vol 43: 46-55. 
  • Robinson, D., Smith, T., A. Valencia, (2018), "Does Managerial Opportunism Explain Differential Pricing of Level 3 Fair Value Estimates?" The Journal of Financial Research 41 (2): 253-298.
  • Dong, B., Robinson, D., and E. Xu, (2018), "Auditor-Client Geography Proximity and Audit Report Timeliness," Advances in Accounting 40: 11-19.
  • Robinson, D., Francis, B., Hunter D., Robinson M. and X. Yuan, (2017), "Audit Changes and the Cost of Bank Debt," The Accounting Review Vol. 92 (3): 155-184.


  • Member, Research and Scholarship Committee
  • Faculty adviser, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), USF Student Chapter
  • Diversity Section representative, American Accounting Association Board of Trustees, 2016
  • Ad hoc reviewer, several academic journals