Faculty Expertise

Accounting Faculty 

Faculty members of FAU’s School of Accounting have high academic qualifications and maintain close links with the accounting profession. All tenure-track accounting faculty are Ph.D.s and members of the FAU Graduate Faculty. Many are CPAs, CMAs, and hold other professional accreditations. Members of the faculty have served in positions of leadership in the American Accounting Association and have served as editor or on the editorial boards of the leading academic journals in accounting. Faculty members have also been involved with the Public Company Auditing Oversight Board, American Institute of Certified Public Accounting, and Florida Society of Certified Public Accountings.

FAU accounting faculty members are successful researchers, across a variety of interests in accounting scholarship. The diversity of their research interests and expertise is evident by reviewing a list of their publications in academic and professional accounting journals. Their primary research interests (by methodlogy) are classified as follows:

Primary Research Area Archival Behavioral/
Financial Accounting and Reporting Jian Cao (Kent)
Kim Dunn (Georgia State)
Rosemond Desir (U Mass)
David Fang (Toronto)
Mark Kohlbeck (Texas)
Joe Rakestraw (Virginia Tech)
Maya Thevenot (Penn State)
Auditing Julia Higgs (South Carolina)
Mark Kohlbeck (Texas)
Kim Dunn (Georgia State)
Scott Seavey (Missouri)
Julia Higgs (South Carolina)
Scott Seavey (Missouri)
James Wainberg (U Mass)
George Young (UT-Arlington)
Tax     Ken Orbach (Texas A&M)
Managerial Accounting Rosemond Desir (U Mass)    
Accounting Information Systems Bill Hopwood (Florida) Rob Pinsker (South Florida)  
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