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College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration

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1001 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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2019 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ashley West

Assistant Professor west
Department of Accounting
Office:2056 Business Building
Mailing Address:2139 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane 
Manhattan, KS 66506

Research Goals

Ashley West investigates the relationship between tax topics and individual decision making, with a focus on earning management and ethics.

Current Research and Consulting Projects

  • Understanding the impact one’s superior and auditor have on earnings management decisions.

  • Examining the impact that factors, such as the magnitude of an adjustment to meet earnings expectations, have on earnings management decisions.

  • Looking at the impact that the sugary beverage tax has on consumption behavior.

Areas of Teaching

Taxation, Financial Reporting, and Advanced Financial Reporting.


Ph.D, Texas Tech University, 2019.
Major: Business Administration; Accounting

Master of Science in Accounting, East Carolina University, 2012.
Major: Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, East Carolina University, 2011.
Major: Accounting