Michael R. Kinney
Texas A&M University
Dr. Kinney began his career at Texas A&M University in 1989 after completing the Ph.D. program at the University of Arizona. In the 31 years following, Dr. Kinney has been involved in teaching courses at all program levels including undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. In these programs Dr. Kinney has taught courses that span the content areas of management accounting, cost accounting, management control systems, management consulting, corporate taxation, partnership taxation, tax policy, and corporate tax strategies. In the past twelve years, Dr. Kinney has been teaching exclusively in the Mays (Texas A&M business school) MBA programs in College Station and Houston. In addition to teaching management accounting in these programs, Dr. Kinney has a substantial role as subject matter expert in the required capstone projects undertaken by all MBA students in their final year of the program. Also, from 2007 through 2016, Dr. Kinney was Coordinator of the Ph.D. Program in Accounting. Dr. Kinney retired as a full-time member of the Texas A&M faculty in August of 2018. He continues to teach management accounting courses in the MBA programs at Texas A&M.
Professor Kinney has been the recipient of several college and departmental teaching awards, an international research award, and a research award from the Academy of Marketing Studies. He has co-authored numerous academic articles and textbooks in managerial and cost accounting. In 2015 Dr. Kinney received the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Service Award for mentoring graduate students. In 2018 Dr. Kinney was chosen as the Outstanding Faculty member by the Texas A&M EMBA program.
On a personal note, Dr. Kinney owns and manages a beef cattle operation in Texas with his wife and family.