Rick Hatfield is the Fayard Endowed Chair of Accounting in the Culverhouse School of Accountancy at The University of Alabama, the director of the Garner Research Center and a CPA in the state of Texas. He received a B.B.A. and M.S. Accounting from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from The University of Florida. Professor Hatfield’s primary research interests have been in the area of experimental auditing and tax. He has published several articles in academic journals including: The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Accounting Horizons and Behavioral Research in Accounting. Dr. Hatfield has been on the editorial boards of Contemporary Accounting Research and Accounting, Organizations and Society and been the senior editor of Behavioral Research in Accounting, and an editor for Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. Professor Hatfield is the past president of the Auditing section of the AAA.