Accounting Faculty

Kirsten Anderson

Professor of the Practice

Corporate financial reporting • Financial economics • Securities and Exchange Commission


Thomas B. Cooke

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Business Law

Corporate financial reporting • Financial economics • Securities and Exchange Commission • Federal Income Taxation • Tax Legislation and Tax Reform • Tax Ethics • Internal Revenue Service Rules and Procedures • Financial Crimes • Supreme Court Case Analysis


David Erkens

Associate Professor

Financial and managerial accounting • Public policy consequences of accounting decisions • Governmental and nonprofit accounting • Financial reporting


Giles Hilary

Houston Professor

Governance • Risk management • Financial analysis • Decision-making • Behavioral finance • Finance crime (anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, fraud) • Cyber-risk from a non-technology perspective


Allison Koester

Saleh Romeih Associate Professor

Corporate taxes • Financial reporting • Financial misrepresentation • corporate economic incentives • non-GAAP metrics


Reining Petacchi

Dottie and Tim Hobin Associate Professor

Financial reporting • Economic consequences of regulations • Accounting choices of governmental entities • Economics of auditing

Language skills: Mandarin (read & write), Italian (conversational)


Jason Schloetzer

William Charles Sonneborn Associate Professor

Boards of directors • CEO succession • Corporate governance • Performance measurement and evaluation • Incentive compensation • Artificial intelligence (AI) • Autonomous vehicles • Business implications of AI • How AI tools are impacting businesses • Automation • Machine learning • The future of work/human resources • Impact of AI on accounting/banks


Wei (Vicki) Tang

Associate Professor

Earnings forecast • Social media • Cryptocurrency • Social factors in business decisions