McDonough School of Business

William Baber

William Baber joined MSB in 1989 following appointments at Columbia University and George Washington University business schools. He has also taught graduate students at other well-known business schools. Prior to his academic career, he worked as an auditor and a consultant with Arthur Young Company (now Ernst and Young).

Bill is interested in the public policy aspects of financial reporting. He has a continuing interest in governmental and nonprofit organizations. His recent work considers the consequences of accounting and financial reporting in municipal debt markets. In the long-run, Bill would like to create and offer an elective course that focuses on how financial statement disclosures inform thinking about public policy and citizenship issues. Bill serves on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. He was the inaugural editor of the Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting.

Bill is an enthusiastic fan of all things Pittsburgh. He also supports and advocates for the veteran community at Georgetown.

Academic Appointment(s)

Emeritus Professor, MSB - Accounting Area