Dahlia Robinson is a tenured associate 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 level.
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, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and more recently in The Accounting Review.
Robinson received a BS in natural sciences and MS in accounting from The University of the West Indies (Jamaica), an MS in finance from The Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD from the University of Georgia. She 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 faculty at the University of South Florida, Robinson was on the faculty of Arizona State University for seven years. A member of the American Accounting Association, Robinson served on committees for the organization.
- ACG 4123 - Intermediate Financial Accounting III
- ACG 5205 – Advanced Accounting
- ACG 6875 - Financial Reporting and Professional Issues
- ACG 7936 – Seminar in Special Topics in Financial Accounting
- 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. (May 2017) "Audit changes and the cost of bank debt." The Accounting Review Vol. 92 (3): 155-184.
- Dong, B., Robinson, D., and Robinson, M. (June 2015). The market's response to earnings surprises after first-tine going-concern modifications. Advances in Accounting, 31(1), Pages 21-32.
- Albring, S., Robinson, D., and Robinson, M. (2014). Audit committee financial expertise, corporate governance, and the voluntary switch from auditor-provided to non-auditor-provided tax services. Advances in Accounting, 30(1), 81-94.
- Member Research and Scholarship Committee
- Faculty Advisor – National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) USF Student Chapter
- Diversity Section representative – American Accounting Association Board of Trustees– 2016
- Ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals
- Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy 2017 Summer Research Grant
- Recipient of a $10,000 Institute of Fraud Prevention Grant with Delroy Hunter in July 2016
- Ranked in the top ten most productive accounting graduate based on research publication for doctorates granted in 2000
- Finalist Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Teaching Award, 2015-2016