Marinilka Barros Kimbro is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Albers School of Busines
s & Economics, Seattle University. She received her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park and has held research appointments at the University of Washington, Groupe HEC-Paris, Hong Kong Polytechnic, IE-Madrid and at Gonzaga University. Originally from Puerto Rico, Marinilka says that it was the “island boundaries” that she grew up with, that drove her to travel and work all over the world. Her research focuses on the effect of accounting information on firm risk, shareholders’ activism & executive compensation, corruption, environmental disclosures, management accounting & logistics, and advanced techniques for fraud detection. Her publications appear in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting, International Journal of Business Performance Management, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, among others. Her research has been covered by the WSJ, South China Morning Post & Seattle Business Magazine, among others. Marinilka is a past director of the Washington Society of CPAs and has been actively involved in executive training at the HK Securities & Futures Commission, Goldman Sachs Asia, Credit Suisse, E&Y, World Bank, NYU, and the Global Forum. Her interests include: training her African Grey & bulldog, long-distance swimming, tennis, salsa dancing and attending the Seattle Symphony.