Accounting & Information Assurance

Nick Seybert

Nick Seybert received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He is interested in financial accounting and behavioral finance, particularly how optimistic beliefs arise and are disciplined in the market. His research has been published in leading journals, including the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, and Management Science. Prior to joining the Smith School, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.

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James McKinney

Dr. McKinney has several years of experience teaching auditing, financial accounting, business ethics, professional accounting research, accounting systems, and fraud accounting. He is a CPA and has worked in public accounting, including the national auditing office of his firm, as well as in the internal audit department of a Fortune 500 company. 

Stephen Loeb

Dr. Loeb is an internationally known scholar in the area of accounting ethics. His work has appeared in many journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Accountancy, Issues in Accounting Education, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Business Ethics, and Accounting Horizons.

Martin Loeb

Dr. Loeb joined the faculty at Maryland as an Associate Professor in 1982 (from North Carolina State University, where he was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Business).

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.

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