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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

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Jesse Gardner

Jesse Gardner

Assistant Professor

Office: 424K Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall
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 Educational Background

    Ph.D. Accounting
    University of Southern California 2023

    M.B.T. Business Taxation
    University of Southern California 2014

    B.S. Accounting and Information Systems
    Virginia Tech 2013

Courses Taught

  • Individual Taxation


Jesse Gardner joined Clemson’s School of Accountancy in August 2023. He recently completed his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where he previously obtained a M.B.T. in Business Taxation. Jesse received his B.S. in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Tech. His research interests are in the area of taxation, financial accounting, and financial statement analysis. Prior to starting his Ph.D. program, Jesse was a Senior Associate for PwC and worked in their Mergers and Acquisitions group as well as their Real Estate/Private Equity tax group in New York City. He is a licensed CPA in New York.

Research Interests

  • Capital Markets, Earnings Quality, Economic Development, Equity Duration, Financial Statement Analysis, International Disclosure, Taxation, and Valuation

Research Publications

  • Gardner, J., Sloan, R., and Yoon, J., Forthcoming. Distinguishing Between Recurring and Nonrecurring Components of Earnings Using Unobserved Components Modelling. Journal of Accounting & Economics.
  • Erickson, M., Gardner, J., and Heitzman, S., June 2021. Tax and Accounting Effects of Reverse Morris Trust Transactions. Tax Notes.
  • Erickson, M., Gardner, J., and Heitzman, S., May 2020. Altera and the GAAP Financial Statements of Other Public Firms. Tax Notes.
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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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