Accounting & Information Assurance

Hanna Lee

Dr. Hanna Lee has research interests that include the study of debt markets, default prediction, disclosure and financial reporting quality. At the 2011 American Accounting Association Annual Meetings, Lee presented her paper, “Creditor Coordination Effects and Bankruptcy Prediction.” In this study, she investigates the increase in forecasting accuracy of hazard rate bankruptcy prediction models with creditor coordination effects over the forecasting period 1990-2009.

Michael Kimbrough

Michael D. Kimbrough joined the Robert H. Smith School at University of Maryland in 2010 after spending eight years at Harvard Business School as a faculty member in the Accounting and Management Unit. Professor Kimbrough earned his B.A. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and his Ph.D. in Accounting from Indiana University in Bloomington. Prior to returning to graduate school for his doctoral studies, he worked as a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse, where he worked with a variety of manufacturing and high-technology clients.

Oliver Kim

Dr. Kim is a noted researcher on the role of accounting information in financial markets, especially well known for his work on trading volume. He is a leader in developing methods of using variables such as volume, bid-ask spreads, and analysts' earnings forecasts in addition to stock price in accounting research. In his recent studies, Dr. Kim is trying to link financial variables to non-financial variables such as industry and product characteristics to lay a foundation to a more concrete theory of financial statement analysis.

Mary Keim

Dr. Keim joined the AIA faculty in January, 2013.  She earned her Ph.D. in 1998 from Carnegie Mellon University and her B.A. from Hastings College.  She is a licensed CPA and has more than 20 years of experience teaching accounting and business topics at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Her research areas have been in accounting for not-for-profits and in teaching cases, primarily in the area of accounting ethics.  She has been an active member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of CPAs, and the California Society of CPAs. 

Rebecca Hann

Rebecca Hann received her MA and PhD from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines issues surrounding financial reporting and disclosure, corporate diversification, and more recently, the role of accounting information in the macroeconomy. Her research has been published in leading accounting and finance journals, including the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Accounting Studies.

Lawrence A. Gordon

Dr. Lawrence A. Gordon is an internationally known scholar in the area of managerial accounting. His work focuses on such issues as performance measures, economic aspects of information security, cost management systems, the interface between managerial accounting and information technology, and capital investments. Dr. Gordon is considered to be one of the pioneers on the emerging field of cybersecurity economics.

Michael Finch

Dr. Finch's research interests include ethical decision-making, information processing and uses of information, and outcomes assessment. He delivered a conference presentation titled Regional Employers' Perspectives of How Well Different College Majors Prepare Graduates for Success in Businessat the annual meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences in 1999. He earned his certified public accountant license in Texas in 1991.

Shijun Cheng

Shijun Cheng studies the role of accounting information in corporate governance and management control. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as The Accounting Review,Contemporary Accounting Research, The Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial Economics. He currently serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Accounting Research.

Gary Bulmash

Dr. Bulmash's areas of expertise are financial accounting and auditing. He regularly speaks on issues relating to accounting and auditing, including updates on recent standards. Dr. Bulmash has taught numerous continuing education courses for CPAs and has written materials for many of these courses. More recently, Dr. Bulmash has spoken about and done training in the area of International Financial Reporting Standards in the U.S. and Europe. He serves as Audit Committee Chair and Financial Expert for a publicly traded company. Dr.

Stephen Brown

Dr. Stephen Brown joined the AIA faculty as an assistant professor in Fall 2008. He holds a doctorate in accounting from Northwestern University and a Masters degree in Engineering Science and Economics from the University of Oxford in the UK. He is a Chartered Accountant and prior to entering academia, he worked for Arthur Andersen in both the audit and tax divisions. Stephen’s research focuses on the causes and effects of disclosures by management on the capital market.

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