Victoria Dickinson

Associate Professor of Accountancy

Victoria Lynn Dickinson

Victoria is an Associate Professor and holder of the Lucian Minor Chair of Accountancy at the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi.

Research Interests

Her research examines the effect of industrial organization on firm performance and valuation through the lens of financial statement analysis.


Victoria is a three-time recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year and a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Researcher of the Year awards from the University of Mississippi. She also received the J. Michael Cook Excellence in Teaching, the Warrington College of Business Teacher of the Year, the Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology, and Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree awards while on the faculty at the University of Florida.
She worked in assurance and advisory for CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann (Minneapolis, MN), as a Sr. Financial Analyst (International Banking) at Wells Fargo (Minneapolis, MN) and as a Risk Analyst at Lockheed Martin (Calabasas, CA). She is a certified public accountant in the states of Mississippi and Minnesota.


Almand, Andrew, Brett Cantrell and Victoria Dickinson. 2023. Misspecification in Accruals Estimation Models: Does Firm Life Cycle Improve Performance? Advances in Accounting, Volume 60 (March).

Adut, Davit, Victoria Dickinson, and Philipp Schaberl. 2020. Firm Life Cycle Stage Explains Fundamentals: Evidence from the Statement of Cash Flows. The Value Examiner, May/June, 19-25.

Cantrell, Brett, and Victoria Dickinson. 2020. Conditional Life Cycle: An Examination of Operating Performance for Leaders and Laggards. Management Science, 66(1), 433-451.

Dickinson, Victoria, Haimanot Kassa, and Philipp Schaberl. 2018. What Information Matters to Investors at Different Stages of a Firm’s Life Cycle? Advances in Accounting, Volume 42: 22-33.

Dickinson, Victoria, Daniel Wangerin, and John Wild. 2016. Accounting Rules and Post-Acquisition Profitability for Business Combinations. Accounting Horizons, Volume 30 (4): 427-447.

Dickinson, Victoria, Paul Kimmel and Terry Warfield. 2012. The Accounting and Market Consequences of Accelerated Share Repurchases. Review of Accounting Studies, Volume 17(1): 41-71.

Dickinson, Victoria and Gregory Sommers. 2012. Which Competitive Efforts Lead to Future Abnormal Economic Rents? Using Accounting Ratios to Assess Competitive Advantage. Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Volume 39(3-4): 360-398.

Dickinson, Victoria. 2011. Cash Flow Patterns as a Proxy for Firm Life Cycle. The Accounting Review, Volume 86(6): 1969-1994.

Dickinson, Victoria, Paul Kimmel and Terry Warfield. 2011. BioScience Company: Accounting for Idle Plant Assets. Issues in Accounting Education, Volume 26(1): 155-162.

Dickinson, Victoria and John Lere. 2003. Problems Evaluating Sales Representative Performance? Try Activity-Based Costing. Industrial Marketing Management 32(4): 301-307.


B.S. Accounting, Saint Cloud State University (1988)

M.A. Accounting, Saint Cloud State University (1998)

Ph.D. Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2006)