Wendy J. Bailey is an associate professor of accounting at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Bailey has previously held appointments in accounting at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside.
Bailey’s research focuses on behavioral judgment and decision making especially as it relates to (1) managerial ethics and sustainability, (2) accounting standard setting and public policy, and (3) subjective performance evaluation and incentive systems. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Contemporary Accounting Research, Issues in Accounting Education, and Behavioral Research in Accounting. She is currently on the editorial board of Advances in Accounting. She was the winner of the 2000 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award sponsored by Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association.
Bailey teaches courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting and ethics at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. She has taught in global management programs both in the United States and Mexico. She has received several teaching awards and was most recently nominated for the university-wide Excellence in Teaching Award at Northeastern University by her Executive MBA class.
Bailey is actively involved in the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association where she has served as the vice-president, regional coordinator and the doctoral consortium coordinator. She is also active in the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. In the community, she recently served as a Congregational Business Consultant for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
In her spare time, Bailey enjoys art and music. She is currently a member of the Cathedral Choir at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Phoenix.