I am an associate accounting professor and hold both the Deloitte Foundation Leadership Professorship and the Andersen Students Professorship in Accounting. I received a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Texas, and have a CPA license to practice accounting in Texas. I spend most of my days immersed in the world of accounting, where I teach and create exciting research.
My passion lies at the intersection of law and accounting, where I investigate complex issues related to litigation, fraud, misreporting, and corporate governance. Additionally, I am interested in banks' behavior and financial reporting, such as fair value accounting, risk-taking, reporting quality; and accounting standard setting, such as due process, comment letters, and standard characteristics. My interdisciplinary research has been published in several leading scholarly journals in accounting, finance, law, and economics.
As a teacher, I prioritize critical thinking and real-world application in my classes. I have taught financial accounting to students at all levels, from introductory to advanced. I currently co-teach accounting theory to master's students and a capital markets seminar to doctoral students.
Before becoming a professor, I worked as a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their advisory and consulting practice in New York and as a postgraduate technical assistant at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Connecticut. I also have prior audit experience in Texas and New York. I primarily worked with clients in the financial service industry. My engagements spanned from implementing new standards, structuring transactions to meet accounting and finance objectives, fair value accounting, IFRS conversion, derivative identification, and financial due diligence.
In my (limited) free time, I love to hang out with my amazing wife and our sparkling (and spunky) daughter. I am involved in multiple church ministries and like to unwind with a good book. Among other things, I am slowly working through a list of the 100 greatest novels of all time, combining several online lists to reduce the influence of idiosyncratic taste functions.