Professor Magilke earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1992 and his M.B.A. in 1998 from St. Cloud State University. He earned a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Wisconsin in 2004. He joined the faculty of Claremont McKenna College as an Associate Professor of Accounting in 2010 after working at the University of Utah from 2004 - 2010. Prior to receiving a Ph.D., Professor Magilke worked in the tax and audit fields for five years in public accounting followed by two years as a controller for a finance company. Professor Magilke's primary research focus is on the determinants of voluntary disclosure decisions as well as the impact of voluntary disclosure on market efficiency and analyst and investor behavior. He teaches financial accounting to undergraduates.