Media Mentions

CEOs Bring in Big Bucks, Even More When a CFO is Hired after Them” by John Heater, CEOWORLD Magazine, September 10, 2020.

New Research Finds When CFO is Hired After CEO, CEO Earnings Increase by About 10%” by Ashley Smith,, August 27, 2020.

Does State Sponsor of Terrorism Disclosure Limit Financial Reporting Oversight?”  Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, May 19 2020.

The Economic Consequences of CEO Integrity” by Joseph Brazel,, April 23, 2020.

On Earnings Calls, Cynics Move Markets More” Fuqua Insights, March 24, 2020.

The CEO-CFO Relationship Hits Executive Comp” by Stephanie Forshee, AgendaWeek, December 10, 2019.

CEO pay is higher when the CFO is newly hired” by David McCann,, December 9, 2019.

CEOs make more money when they hire their CFOs” by Robert Freedman,, December 5, 2019.

The CEO-CFO Relationship and Executive Compensation” by University of Virginia, December 6, 2019.

CEOs’ compensation climbs if they appoint CFO, research suggests” by Mark Maurer, The Wall Street Journal, December 5, 2019.

Incumbant CEOs working with new CFOs earn 10% more money” Fuqua Insights, December 2, 2019.

Social purpose:  How business schools around the world measure up” by Andrew Jack, Financial Times, October 20, 2019.

HBCUs pay higher fees to borrow money.  Research links that premium to racism” by Clark Merrefield, Harvard Journalist’s Resource, October 1, 2019.

Pitch perfect: how to speak with authority” by Rivkah Brown, Financial Times, May 27, 2019.

Low Integrity CEOs Cost Firms Money”  by Erin Medlyn, Fuqua Insights, May 1, 2019.

The CEO’s Guide to Prime-Time Survival:  No Hard Swallows”  by John. D. Stoll, The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2018.

Racial Bias in School Bonds”  BizEd Magazine, November/December Issue, Page 13.

Christine Blasey Ford is being shamed for having vocal fry – here’s what that is”  by Elise Sole, Yahoo! Lifestyle, September 27, 2018.

Racial Bias in Muni Market Costs Black Colleges, Research Shows”  by Danielle Moran and Jordyn Holman, Bloomberg, September 4, 2018.

HBCUs Vulnerable Under Trump Administration” by John Schmid, The Afro, August 30, 2018.

Racism Plagues Our Educational Institutions” by Pradeep Banerjee, USA Really, August 29, 2018.

Study Finds That Historically Black Colleges and Universities Pay More to Issue Bonds“, Research & Studies, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Is Racism the Reason Why HBCUs Have to Pay More for Loans Than Other Schools?”  by Anne Branigin, The Root, August 24, 2018.

For historically black colleges, racism raises costs”  by Jonathan Berr, CBS News, August 24, 2018.

Black Colleges Have to Pay More for Loans Than Other Schools”  by Adam Harris, The Atlantic, August 22, 2018.

Historically black schools pay more to issue bonds, researchers find”  by Carol Elliott, University of Notre Dame , July 26, 2018.

Does the way you speak reveal how much you earn?”  by David Robson, Sebastian Diaz Aguirre and Maeve Burke.  BBC Capital series on Voice and Power, June 5, 2018.

Your Voice Could Be Getting On People’s Nerves”  by Maria Craig,, December 11, 2017.

Moral Machines” by Elizabeth Pittelkow, Insight Magazine, Summer 2017.

You Asked:  What is Vocal Fry?”  by Markham Heid,, November 2, 2017.

Is the tone of your voice holding your career back?” by Annamarie Houlis,, October 17, 2017

The vocal habit women are being criticized for at work,” by Heather Seidel, Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2017.

How to Sound Authoritative and Charismatic,” by Ben Lee, Trust Advisor, May 16, 2017.

How a Cue Can Help Veteran Auditors Better Detect Fraud,” by Terry Sheridan, AccountingWeb, May 10, 2017.

Can a Few Words Help Auditors Detect Fraud?,” by Daniel Akst, Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2017.

Experienced Auditors Detect Fraud Better Than a Computer,” by Luara Tieger-Salisbury, Bloomberg BNA, April 10, 2017.

Accounting cops have tough task of cracking down on corporate fraud,” by Robert Reed, Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2017.

Simple Instructions Can Help Auditors Better Detect Fraud,” by Greg Phillips, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, March 27, 2017.

What Investors Missed is Sears ‘Going Concern’ Warning,” by Michael Rapaport, Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2017.

Congressional Black Caucus and Negro College Fund Step Up,” by Shantella Sherman,, November 3, 2016.

Duke research spawns bills to correct the expense of racism,”  Duke Magazine, October 24, 2016.

Proposed Congressional Legislation Would Lower Borrowing Fees for HBCUs,” by Zenitha Prince, September 30, 2016.

Oral Advocacy and Vocal Fry,” by Michael Higdon, September 19, 2016.

Congresswoman Adams Calls for the End of HBCU Discrimination in the Capital Bond Market,” Press Release, Alma Adams (D-NC), September 28, 2016.

Bill Would Make Bonds of Historically Black Colleges Triple Tax-Exempt ,” by Evan Fallor, The Bond Buyer, September 27, 2016.

Bill would open HBCUs and their investors to better bond options,” by Herbert White, The Charlotte Post, September 25, 2016.

New Legislation Aims to Make It Easier for HBCUs to Raise Money Through Bonds,” Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, September 23, 2016.

Battling Bond Inequities,” by Michael Stratford, Politico Morning Education, September 19, 2016.

Bond Market Study Yields New Bill in Congress,” by Gregory Phillips, Fuqua School of Business, September 19, 2016.

Rep. Ellison Introduces HBCU Investment Expansion Act,”  Press Release, Keith Ellison (D-MN), September 19, 2016.

Duke Fuqua research on HBCU financing inequity leads to Congressional action,” by Jason deBruyn, Triangle Business Journal, July 18, 2016.

Bond Market Research Spurs Congressional Action,” by Gregory Phillips, Fuqua School of Business, July 14, 2016.

Prejudice in education: Duke report finds black colleges pay higher rates to borrow money,” by Jason deBruyn, Triangle Business Journal, April 12, 2016.

Report finds racial bias in the bond market against historically black colleges and universities,” by Amy Scott, Marketplace, April 12, 2016.

Study: HBCUs Pay More For Bonds Than White Colleges,” by JL Carter Sr, HBCU Digest, April 11, 2016.

Historically Black Colleges Pay Higher Costs in Bond Market,” by Greg Phillps, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, April 11, 2016.

The Cost of Being an HBCU,” by Scott Jaschiks, Insider Higher Education, April 11, 2016.

CEOs Behaving Badly,” by Alyza Sebenius, The Atlantic, April 2016 Issue.

To Spot a Liar, Listen Closely” Association for Psychological Science, March 1, 2016

Software Detects CEO Emotions, Predicts Financial Performance,” by Elizabeth Dwoskin, Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2016.

Duke Study: Much shorter leash for CEOs with short tenure,” by Jason deBruyn, Triangle Business Journal, September 15, 2015.

Less Experienced CEOs More Vulnerable,” by Gregory Phillips, Fuqua School of Business, September 15, 2015.

Is Your Voice Holding You Back,” by Mark Johanson, BBC Capital, March 4, 2015.

A Manager’s Word Choice May Help Predict Bankruptcy,” by Gregory Phillips, Fuqua School of Business, January 13, 2015.

Masculine-sounding lawyers less likely to win in court,” by Andy Coghlan, New Scientist, December 30, 2014.

Your Voice Can Boost Your Business,” by Taegan Goddard, Working Capital Review, December 4, 2014.

How to Work a Room Like a Politician,” by Cameron Albert-Deitch,, December 4, 2014.

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic,” by Robert Lee Hotz, Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2014.

Alumni In The News,” EY Connect, October, 2014.

The Look of a Leader,” Economist, September 17, 2014.

Executive Responsibiilty for Going Concern Disclosures Increases,” by Emily Chasan and Maxwell Murphy, Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2014.

4 Speech Habits That Are Undermining Your Job Chances,” by Samantha Cole, Fast Company, June 26, 2014.

Didn’t get that job? Maybe it’s because of your ‘vocal fry‘,” by Emon Reiser, BizWomen, June 9, 2014.

There’s more to acing interviews than holding the vocal fry,” by Bethany Brookshire, ScienceNews, June 9, 2014.

Job seekers beware: Vocal fry will cook your prospects,” by Michael Cochrane, World Magazine, June 4, 2014.

3 Speech Habits That Are Worse than Vocal Fry in Job Interviews,” by Maya Rhodan, Time Magazine, June 4, 2014.

Like, millennial probs: Vocal fry hurting job prospects,” discussion hosted by FBN’s Tracy Byrnes, Fox Business News, June 3, 2014.

Study: Women with creaky voices – also known as ‘vocal fry’ – deemed less hirable,” by Gail Sullivan, The Washington Post, June 2, 2014.

The Way You Talk Could Be Hurting Your Job Prospects,” by Rebecca Hiscott, Huffington Post, May 30, 2014.

Women get punished more than men for common speech mannerism,” by Julia Reinstein, New York Magazine, May 29, 2014.

Duke study reveals certain voice tone can ‘fry’ success in labor market,” by Sarah Chaney, Triangle Business Journal, May 29, 2014.

Vocal fry could cost you a job: young women who speak with creaky, low pitch voice perceived as untrustworthy,” by Lizette Borreli, Medical Daily, May 29, 2014.

Women with husky voices less likely to be hired, study finds,” by Alice Philipson, The Telegraph, May 29, 2014.

Women who speak in vocal fry perceived as incompetent and less hirable,” Yahoo! News India, May 29, 2014.

Vocal Fry May Hurt Women’s Job Prospects,” by Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, May 29, 2014.

Women with vocal fry, creaky, low-pitch voices, less likely to get hired,” by Leezel Tanglao, CBS News, May 29, 2014.

Is Your Voice Costing You the Job?,” by Amanda MacMillan, Shape Magazine, May 28, 2014.

Does Tone Speak Louder Than Words?,” by Scott Huler, Duke Magazine, February 18, 2014.

The 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 In The World,” by Lauren Everitt and Andrea Carter, Poets & Quants, February 12, 2014.

Going Concern Analysis is Bankruptcy Crystal Ball: Study,” by Liz Hoffman,, August 22, 2013.

MD&A Disclosure and the Firm’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” by R. Christopher Small, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, August 22, 2013.

Why You Need To Pitch It Right,” by Sonya Choudhury, Livemint, August 14, 2013.

Wall Street’s Digital Bloodhounds,” by Ed Cohen, Notre Dame Business Magazine, June 2013, pg. 23-25.

Do You Sound Like a Grownup?,” by Kiera Aaron, Prevention Magazine, July 2013.

FASB Fine-Tunes Footnote Disclosure,” by Kathleen Hoffelder,, July 2, 2013.

The Sound of a Leader: CEOs with Deep Voices Do Better,” by Mark van Vugt, Psychology Today, June 28, 2013.

The Strength Of Your Voice May Have An Impact On Your Salary,” Fast Company, June 17, 2013.

Deep-voiced bosses bring in big bucks: study,” by Hemali Chhapia and Samidha Sharma, The Times of India, June 2, 2013.

Deep-voiced bosses bring in the big bucks, says study,” by Vanessa Ko, CNN, May 30, 2013.

The Effect of Voice Pitch on Women’s Career Advancement,” by Michelle Clarke, The Glass Hammer, May 21, 2013.

Lower the tone if you want to reach the top of the corporate ladder,” by Hannah Delvin, The Times (UK), May 13, 2013.

The key to climbing the career ladder? A deep voice and some high-pitched colleagues,” by Anna Edwards and Victoria Wollaston, DailyMail (UK), Science & Technology, May 13, 2013.

Deep-voiced chief executives are more successful, scientists say,” by Rosa Silverman, The Telegraph (UK), May 13, 2013.

Deeper voices attract larger salaries,” by Jason Murphy, Australian Financial Review, May 8, 2013.

For men, low voices confer power” by Kevin Lewis, Boston Globe, April 28, 2013.

How Does a Successful CEO Sound?” by Melissa Korn and Sue Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2013.

What a Boss Sounds Like,” by Jena McGregor, Washington Post, April 19, 2013.

Deeper Voice, More Respect? Your Tone Could Dictate Leadership Success,” by Sasha King, Black Enterprise, April 19, 2013.

Male CEOs with Deeper Voices Run Bigger Companies and Make More Money,” by Max Nisen, Business Insider, April 19, 2013.

What Does a Successful CEO Sound Like? Try a Deep Bass,” by Melissa Korn, The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2013.

Your Voice Could Be Costing You Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars, Study Shows,” by Susan Adams, Forbes, April 18, 2013.

Have a deep voice? You’re going places, Duke’s research says,” by Jason deBruyn, Triangle Business Journal, April 18, 2013.

Can The Pitch Of Your Voice Affect Your Income?,” by Laura Candler, WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, April 18, 2013.

Male CEOs With Deep Voices More Likely To Have Market Success, Study Says,” by Sara Gates, The Huffington Post, April 17, 2013.

Do You Sound Like a CEO?,” by Carol Goman, Forbes, April 17, 2013.

New Research Finds There May Be a “Million Dollar Voice” for CEOs,” Duke University Press Release, April 17, 2013.

Study highlights ‘cash for access’ risks,” by Steve Johnson, Financial Times, March 31, 2013.

Emotional Resonance and the 7 Musts for Building a Movement,” by Jeremy Holden, Fast Company, October 17, 2012.

Conference Calls: A Direct Line to the CEO,” by Natasha Gural, Better investing Magazine, June 25, 2012.

Listening Without Prejudice: How the Experts Analyze Earnings Calls for Lies, Bluffs and Other Flags,” by Sterling Wong, Minyanville, April 18, 2012.

Can Executives’ Speech Patterns Provide a Good Investment Guide?,” by Katherine Heires, Institutional Investor Magazine, March 23, 2012.

A CEO’s phone mannerisms can reveal fibs,” by Reynolds Holding, Reuters Breakingviews, February 7, 2012.

Watch Your Tone, CFOs!” by Roy Harris, CFOWold, Extraordinary Items, February 2, 2012.

Is That CEO Being Honest? Tone of Voice May Tell A Lot,” by Mark Memmott, NPR,The Two-Way, February 2, 2012.

CEO’s Voce Tone Can Speak Volumes,” by Steve Inskeep and Shankar Vedantam, NPR, Morning Edition – Business, February 2, 2012.

The vocal clues that show if a CEO is lying,” by Shanny Basar, Financial News, January 19, 2012.

Something for the Weekend,” by Linda Anderson, Financial Times, Business Education/Focus on Research Section, September 9, 2011.

New CEO? Watch Out,” by Dana Mattioli, The Wall Street Journal, Management News and Trends, September 6, 2011.

Rounding First,” book chapter in Scorecasting:  The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports are Played and Games are Won.  By Tobias Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim, 2011.

It’s All in the Voice,” by Pamela Babcock, Society for Human Resource Management (, April 4, 2011.

Looking for ‘insider’ information? Listen closely to CEOs,” by Jason deBruyn,Triangle Business Journal, March 25, 2011.

CEO Emotions Hint at Firm Performance,” by Talia Rushton, The Chronicle, March 25, 2011.

B-School Research Tackles the Big Questions,” by Francesca Di Meglio, Bloomberg Businessweek, March 24, 2011.

Something for the Weekend,” by Linda Anderson, Financial Times, Business Education/Focus on Research Section, March 4, 2011.

Researchers: CEO voices can predict company performance,” by Sue Stock, The News & Observer, March 2, 2011.

CEO Vocal Cues Can Influence Company Performance,” Duke University Press Release, March 1, 2011.

Managerial vocal cues,” Around The Web, Bloomberg Brief, February 7, 2011. Page 6.

Brain-Voice-Profit,” The Business Breakfast on Dubai Eye 103.8, 7:15am segment, October 22, 2010.

The Power of Voice,” Research Advantage Video, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, YouTube, September 27, 2010.

How Hedge Funds Analyze Your Earnings Calls,” by Dominic Jones, IR Web Report, August 13, 2010.

Watch Your P’s and Nonverbal Cues,” by Jeff Cossette, Investor Relations Magazine, Issue 212 (April 2010): pg. 39.

What executives’ voices give away,” by Kevin Lewis, Boston Globe, February 28, 2010, Ideas Section, Uncommon Knowledge feature.

Listening for Cues in Conference Calls,” Business News Network SqueezePlay – Canada, December 15, 2009.

You can lie but you can’t hide: Software checks Wall Street spin,” by Kevin Janowiak, Medill Reports – Washington, October 9, 2008.

Emotion Can Betray Poor Outlook,” by Tim Human, Investor Relations Magazine, August 29, 2008, Breaking News Section.

What if Software Could Tell You the CFO is Hiding Something on the Earnings Conference Call?,” by Kevin Maney, Condé Nast, August 14, 2008, Tech Observer Section.

Watch for the CFO non-verbal cues,” SOX First, August 12, 2008.

What a CFO Doesn’t Say Can Hurt,” by David McCann,, August 1, 2008, Today In Finance Section.

In Search of Softball Questions,” by Justin Ewers, U.S. News & World Report, December 25, 2006 / January 1, 2007, pg. 41.