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Associate Professor of Accounting and Herbert O. Whitten Endowed Professorship

Faculty Director, Master of Professional Accounting Program.

Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Areas of Specialization: Valuation • Forecasting • Capital Markets • Financial Reporting • Sentiment.

I have been at the University of Washington since 2012, where I teach in the MPAcc and Ph.D. Programs. My research interests include understanding how investors use accounting information and how financial reporting complexity affects the quality of accounting disclosures. I have presented my work to academic audiences, finance industry professionals and the FASB Board. Prior to becoming the director of the MPAcc program, I taught the undergraduate accounting capstone class for five years, winning the “Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in Case Development & Curriculum Innovation.”

My research has been published in The Accounting Review, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. I co-teach graduate level “Advanced Financial Statement Analysis” in the autumn quarter and co-teach graduate level “Advanced Cases in Advisory Services” and the Ph.D. level “Capital Markets Research in Accounting” in the spring quarter.