Professor Zhou holds a B.S. in Economics and Management from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. in Accounting and Information Assurance from the University of Maryland, College Park. She taught at McGill University before joining the University of Maryland.
Professor Zhou's research interests focus on economics of information security, security investments and managerial accounting issues. She has published in the European Accounting Review, Journal of Computer Security and Journal of Information Security, and has a forthcoming paper in Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Dr. Zhou’s teaching interests are in the areas of managerial accounting, accounting analytics, accounting information systems and cybersecurity.