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Augustine Duru

Professor
Department of Accounting and Taxation

  • Professor Duru teaches management accounting to undergraduate and graduate students with emphasis on how organizations use accounting information to create value in a dynamic business environment. His main research interest focuses on the use and implication of accounting information in corporate governance and firm valuation. Research articles by Professor Duru have appeared or forthcoming in The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance. He serves on the editorial boards of various top academic journals such as Journal of Accounting and Public Policy and Journal of Business Research. Professor Duru received the American University Professor of the Year: Excellence in Teaching award in April 2001. He has also worked as an auditor and a management consultant.
  • Degrees

    B.S. (Honors), University of Nigeria; M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

  • Fall 2014

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Research articles by Professor Duru have appeared or forthcoming in The Accounting ReviewJournal of Financial Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Accounting Research Journal, Managerial Finance

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

In addition to the American University Outstanding Teaching Award (2000-2001), Professor Duru was voted the Kogod Undergraduate Professor of the Year (2001). He was also awarded the Kogod Achievement Award for Outstanding Research in the 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004 and 2005-2006 academic years. Professor Duru is a Kogod Faculty Research Fellow and has been a referee for Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. Professor Duru is also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy and Journal of International Accounting Auditing and Taxation.

Research Interests

Professor Duru's research interests include performance evaluation and executive incentive contracts; firm valuation; corporate governance.

Executive Experience

Professor Duru's experience includes consulting and public accounting.