McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Accounting and Business Law

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In today’s data-driven world, accounting information significantly influences decisions made by management teams and the behavior of investors, creditors, policymakers, consumers, supply chain partners, and employees. Our courses help students understand the best ways to measure and communicate an organization’s financial and non-financial activities.

The Accounting and Business Law faculty is a diverse group that helps Undergraduate, Graduate, and Executive students develop the skills they need to excel in today’s data-driven business environment. Our curriculum combines foundational accounting and financial analysis skills with leading-edge business analytics skills and soft skills such as leadership and critical thinking. Our students frequently accept positions in financial services (banking, hedge funds, private equity), startups and large corporations (roles in marketing, operations, corporate finance, business development), consulting, public accounting, and not-for-profit. Our students also pursue roles in government agencies as policymakers focusing on capital market regulation. As financial and non-financial information is pervasive in data-driven organizations, accounting knowledge is critical in many data analytics applications.

Our academic research seeks to inform real-world decisions and enhance the student learning experience. We take a multidisciplinary approach integrating economics and finance with broader perspectives on fundamental organizational practices, the global business environment, and public policy trends to meet these needs.

Accounting and Business Law Faculty

Kirsten Anderson

Teaching Professor

William Baber

Emeritus Professor
Robert E. McDonough Professor

Thomas Cooke

Distinguished Teaching Professor | Main Campus – Instructional Support

James Dalkin

Adjunct Lecturer – SCS MPS Real Estate

Aishwarrya Deore

Assistant Professor

Patricia Fairfield Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

James Hemelt

Adjunct Professor

Gilles Hilary

Houston Professor
Houston Term Professor

Yaqin Hu

Visiting Assistant Professor


Teaching Professor

Allison Koester

Saleh Romeih Associate Professor

Reining Petacchi

Dottie and Tim Hobin Associate Professor

Rama Ramamurthy

Teaching Professor

Mark Rouchard

Adjunct Professor

Jason Schloetzer

William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professorship and Area Coordinator, Accounting

Nina Simon


James Sinclair

Adjunct Professor

Garry Stone

Adjunct Professor

Wei Tang

Associate Professor

Xiaoli Tian

Associate Professor

Andrew Ting


Ayung Tseng

Visiting Assistant Professor

Yifang Xie

Assistant Professor

Viktoriya Zotova

Adjunct Faculty

Recent Research

Gilles Hilary. Blockchain and Other Distributed Ledger Technologies, An Advanced Primer. In Innovative Technology at the Interface of Finance and Operations (V. Babich, J. Birge and G.Hilary (eds)). Springer Series in Supply Chain Management, vol 11, Springer Cham.

Jason D. Schloetzer, Ayung Tseng, Teri Lombardi Yohn, and Yeo Sang Yoon. Blame Attribution and Disclosure Propensity. The Accounting Review (2021) 96 (4): 405–432.

Matthew Cronin, David H. Erkens, Jason D. Schloetzer, and Catherine H. Tinsley. How Controlling Failure Perceptions Affects Performance: Evidence from a Field Experiment.  The Accounting Review (2021) 96 (2): 205–230.

Gary Chen, Xiaoli (Shaolee) Tian, and Miaomiao Yu. Redact to Protect? Customers’ Incentive to Protect Information and Suppliers’ Disclosure Strategies.  Journal of Accounting and Economics (2022) 74(1):101490.

Aishwarrya Deore, Susanna Gallani, and Ranjani Krishnan. The Effect of Systems of Management Controls on Honesty in Managerial Reporting. Forthcoming in Accounting, Organizations & Society.

Rachel Hayes, Xiaoli (Shaolee) Tian, and Xue Wang. Deregulation and Board Policies: Evidence from Performance and Risk Exposure Measures Used in Bank CEO Turnover Decisions. Forthcoming in The Accounting Review.

Abigail Allen and  Reining Petacchi. Preparer Opposition and Strategic Implementation of Governmental Accounting Standards: Evidence from Public Pension Accounting Reform. Forthcoming in Management Science.

Aishwarrya Deore, Martin Holzhacker, and Ranjani Krishnan.  Direct and Spillover Effects of Quality Disclosure Regulation” Forthcoming in Management Science.

Neal G. O’Connor and Jason Schloetzer. Aligning Performance Measurement Systems Across the Supply Chain: Evidence from Electronic Component Suppliers. Forthcoming in Journal of Management Accounting Research. 

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Class of 1997 at the 2022 Graduate Alumni Reunion

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Georgetown McDonough Graduate Alumni Reunite on the Hilltop to Connect and Celebrate Accomplishments

Over 250 Georgetown McDonough alumni, family, and friends gathered over the weekend to celebrate the MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, Corporate International Master’s in Business,…

October 11, 2022

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Office Hours: Jason Schloetzer Reveals the Negative Impact of Extreme Temperatures on the Perceptions of the United States Economy

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September 1, 2022

Yifang Xie

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Meet the New McDonough Faculty: Yifang Xie

We are pleased to welcome new faculty members to the Georgetown McDonough community this fall.  In our Meet the New McDonough Faculty Series, learn more about the interests, specialties,…

August 29, 2022