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Dr. Madeline Trimble

Associate Professor of Accounting
Graduate Director of Accounting​ 
(309) 438-5184​

State Farm Hall of Business
Campus Box 5520
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5520

Schedule appointments (SFHB 228 or Zoom) here


Madeline Trimble is a current associate professor of accounting and graduate director of accounting at Illinois State University.  She received her Doctorate from the University of Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany and ​her Bachelors of Science in accounting from Eastern Illinois University.   Her current research focus is on the progress of global IFRS adoption and its associated financial reporting effects.   She teaches Intermediate Accounting, International Accounting, and Ethics and Leadership for Accountants and serves as a faculty advisor for ISU’s chapter of Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA). She currently serves on the AFWA National Board as Treasurer.

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting (US GAAP)
  • International Accounting (US GAAP vs. IFRS)
  • Ethics and Leadership for Accountants
  • Introduction to International Business


  • Song, X. and M. Trimble. 2022.  The Historical and Current Status of Global IFRS Adoption: Obstacles and Opportunities for Researchers. The International Journal of Accounting, Vol. 57, Issue 2, pg. 1-37.
  • Johnson, J., Guidry, R., and Trimble, M. 2020. Temporal Changes in Value Relevance of Analysts’ Forecasts. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pg. 7-21.
  • Mocadlo, R., Rich, J., Trimble, M., and Zhou, Y. 2020.  Fostering Intrinsic Motivational Orientation: A Cost-Effective Method for Encouraging Audit Staff to Speak Up. Current Issues in Auditing, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pg. 9-18.
  • Trimble, M. 2018. A Reinvestigation into Accounting Quality following Global IFRS Adoption: Evidence via Earnings Distributions. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Vol. 33, pg. 18-39.  ​
  • Trimble, M. 2018.  Politically Connected Firms and Effective IFRS Adoption. International Journal of Critical Accounting, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pg. 97-129.​​  ​

Service Appointments

  • ​Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA)
    • National Board of Directors, Treasurer (2022-2023)
    • National Board of Directors, Secretary (2021-2022)
    • National Board of Directors (2020-2021)
    • Foundation Board Member (2019-2020)
    • ​Faculty Advisor for ISU Chapter (2018-current)
  • University Academic Planning Committee (ISU)


  • Manahan Family Award for Teaching Excellence in Business (2021)
  • Outstanding Teaching Initiative Award (2020)
  • ISU Impact Award (2020)
  • AFWA’s Women Who Count Academic Award (2020)​
  • Professor of the Year as voted by ISU Student Accounting Society (2018)
  • Wisdom’s Torch of Teaching & Learning Award (2018, 2019)
  • CTLT Faculty Fellowship (2019)


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