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McLuckie Thain


Lisa McLuckie Thain is an assistant professor of accounting in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. Dr. McLuckie earned her Ph.D. in Management with an Accounting Emphasis from the University of Arizona’s School of Accountancy. She holds a B.A. in accountancy from Illinois Wesleyan University and is an actively licensed CPA in Illinois. Prior to the PhD program, she worked in public accounting performing both audit and tax services for clients in highly regulated industries - banking, insurance, and gaming. She moved into internal audit for a large, publicly traded insurance company before moving into project accounting at a start-up renewable energy company.

Her research interests are managerial accounting using experimental methods. She focuses on interpersonal interactions, information environments, and incentives. Additionally, working with a team of surgeons, she applies her research skills to design and test studies that aid in the advancement of transgender surgical procedures and is published in a top medical journal.

Dr. McLuckie’s teaching experience is diverse and includes courses in managerial accounting, tax accounting, and an accounting honors research seminar.