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

Associate 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 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


Alan Mayer-Sommer

Associate Professor

Taxation • Accounting • Acquisitions • Shareholder returns • Defense industry


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 (Vicky) Tang

Associate Professor

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