Michael R. Kinney

Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
KPMG Faculty Fellow


Professor Kinney is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and teaches in the MBA and EMBA programs as well as executive development programs at Texas A&M. He has also taught tax and management accounting courses in the Professional Program in Accounting and a tax research course in the PhD program. He is active in the PhD program and currently serves as Coordinator of the PhD Program in Accounting.

Professor Kinney’s primary research interests are the effects of corporate income taxation on business decisions and earnings management using real activities. He has published scholarly and practitioner articles in several tax journals and top accounting journals and has co-authored two widely adopted textbooks in cost and management accounting.

Professor Kinney has been the recipient of several college and departmental teaching awards, an international research award, and a university graduate student mentoring award.  He has also been a Price Waterhouse Teaching Excellence Professor and is currently a KPMG Faculty Fellow.

Research Interests

cost management, inventory management