Ken Merkley is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Accounting Department at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. His research focuses on the role of information in capital markets. He specializes in examining corporate financial communication decisions and the influence of external capital market participants, such as investors, financial analysts, auditors, and lawyers. He serves on the editorial board of The Accounting Review and referees for top journals in accounting and finance. Prior to joining Kelley, he served on the faculty of Cornell University, where he was a distinguished teacher and researcher at the Johnson Graduate School of Business. He received the Barry and Ann Riding Fellowship and the Half Century Faculty Research award. In 2014, he was named by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and received his Master of Accountancy (MAcc) from Brigham Young University.