Jim Staihar joined the AIA faculty as an assistant professor in the Fall 2010. He earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. His prior research was on fundamental issues in criminal law theory. His current research is on issues in accounting ethics and business ethics, concerning executive compensation, insider trading, tax shelters, whistleblowing, and independence in public accounting. His work has been published in the journals Law and Philosophy, New Criminal Law Review, and Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Before joining the Smith School, he was a Law and Philosophy Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and a Law and Public Affairs Fellow at Princeton University.