Dr. Margaret Christ is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the J M Tull School of Accounting within the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She earned her PhD in Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008.
Margaret's research focuses on the effects of control systems on employees, management and organizations. In particular, she uses experimental and archival methods to examine the performance and motivational effects of control systems (e.g., incentive compensation, internal controls, etc.), as well as the influence of control systems in strategic alliances. She also studies various aspects of the internal audit function within companies.
Margaret teaches Accounting Information Systems (ACCT 5310/7310). Her class focuses on business processes, risk, and control systems, and also teaches students fundamental data analytics skills. Margaret also enlists several guest speakers to share practical experiences with the course material throughout the semester. The course is designed to prepare students for their career in public or internal accounting, as well as relevant sections of the CPA exam.