Accounting Faculty

Kirsten Anderson

Professor of the Practice

  • Corporate financial reporting
  • Financial economics
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

William Baber

Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration

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

Thomas B. Cooke

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Business Law

  • Corporate financial reporting
  • Financial economics
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

David Erkens

Assistant Professor

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

Patricia Fairfield

Associate Professor

  • Profitability analysis and earnings management
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Profit margins

Giles Hilary

Houston Term Professor

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

Allison Koester

Associate Professor

  • Corporate taxes
  • Financial reporting
  • Financial misrepresentation

Edward Machir

Professor of the Practice

  • Auditing

Alan Mayer-Sommer

Associate Professor

  • Taxation
  • Accounting
  • Acquisitions
  • Shareholder returns
  • Defense industry

Reining Petacchi

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 Term Associate Professor

  • CEO succession
  • Corporate governance
  • Board of directors
  • Performance measurement and evaluation
  • Incentive compensation
  • Global supply chains

Wei (Vicky) Tang

Associate Professor

  • Predicting future earnings using current financial information
  • Earnings quality and fair value accounting
  • Investing in Chinese stock markets