Eric Spires

Associate Professor Emeritus

Accounting & Management Information Systems


Professor Spires has undergraduate degrees from Eastern Kentucky University in Accounting and Music Theory. He was employed on the audit staff of Touche Ross & Co. for approximately four years.

Professor Spires's research interests involve decision making, both in accounting and auditing contexts and more generally. His articles have appeared in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and other journals.


  • PhD, University of Illinois
  • AB, Eastern Kentucky University
  • BBA, Eastern Kentucky University


Books and Monographs

  • Spires, Eric, Thomas Burns, Edward Coffman and Daniel Jensen. “Study Guide.” Advanced Accounting. 3 ed. Random House Publishing. 1994.

Articles and Book Chapters


  • ACCTMIS 7510 - Assurance Services and Information Quality

    Examination of the role of assurance services in enhancing the quality of information used for financial decision making, focusing on the perspective of the decision maker. Prereq: 4500 (627), 5500H (627H), or 7500, or equiv, and enrollment in the MAcc program. Not open to students with credit for 822.