Accounting professor ranks among most read authors on research site
Radford University Accounting Professor Helen Roybark continues to rank among the most prolific researchers and publishers in her field.
Recently, the Davis College of Business and Economics faculty member was informed that she was in the top 10 most read authors whose work is published on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) website. The list is compiled using the total number of downloads.
SSRN’s online library provides more than 824,000 research papers by more than 402,000 authors across 30 disciplines.
Roybark has ranked among the top 10 percent for several years.
“Dr. Roybark is an outstanding and productive scholar,” said Davis College Dean Joy Bhadury. “This is an honor for her, the college and Radford University.”
The accounting professor’s most recent research papers delve into the history and standards of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and provide analysis of the government organization. Some of Roybark’s works include:
- “An Analysis of the SEC’s Whistleblower Award Program Mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act,” in the Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy (2018)
- “Developing International Accounting Standards – The SEC’s 20-Year Journey.” The research was publish in two part in Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy in 2016.
In 2012, Roybark received the Abacus Manuscript Award for her role in a research article examining the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
She shared the award with two other authors with whom she co-wrote "The First Quarter Century of the GASB (1984–2009): A Perspective on Standard Setting (Part 2)," which explored the first 25 years of authoritative accounting standard‐setting body for United States state and local governmental entities.