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Accounting Department

The Kogod School of Business Accounting Department oversees the instruction of all courses pertaining to accounting, taxation, and business law. In addition to their course work, accounting students have the opportunity to engage in real-world financial research and analysis.

Department Chair

Gopal Krishnan

Gopal Krishnan

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Professor

Gopal Krishnan is the Chair of the Department of Accounting and Taxation at the Kogod School. Before joining AU, Professor Krishnan held the Perella Chair in Accounting at Lehigh University and the Northern Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certifie... [More]

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Department Faculty

Ajay Adhikari

Ajay Adhikari

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Professor

Professor Adhikari teaches financial and international accounting and conducts research focused on determinants of international accounting diversity, international accounting harmonization and accounting infrastructure in emerging markets. In 2009-2... [More]

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Brian Baick

Brian Baick

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Professor Baick is formerly from the Middle Market Advisory Services Group (MMAS) of the National Tax Office of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Washington, DC. Baick has performed valuation analysis services for attorneys and other professional servic... [More]

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Sheila Bedford

Sheila Bedford

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Executive in Residence

Professor Bedford teaches financial accounting, managerial and intermediate accounting, corporate financial reporting and financial statement analysis at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has extensive industry accounting experience in the re... [More]

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Denise Bossard

Denise Bossard

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Adjunct Instructor

Professor Bossard teaches managerial accounting. She has extensive accounting and business experience; serving as the corporate controller for Philips Medical Capital and in financial management positions with De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc.... [More]



Eric Braendel

Eric Braendel

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Adjunct Instructor



Espey Browning

Espey Browning

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Adjunct Instructor



Augustine Duru

Augustine Duru

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Professor

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 imp... [More]

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Casey Evans

Casey Evans

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Executive in Residence

Professor Evans is the Director of the MS Accounting and the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting programs. She teaches Forensic Accounting, Accounting Ethics, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Advanced Financial Reporting. She ... [More]

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Richard Gottfried

Richard Gottfried

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Adjunct Instructor



David Harr

David Harr

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Executive in Residence

Dr. Harr has more than 40 years of experience working with business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. He has conducted seminars with businesses, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations on a variety of topics including budge... [More]

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David Harvey

David Harvey

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

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Philip Jacoby

Philip Jacoby

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Associate Professor

Dr. Jacoby enjoys teaching and has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and auditing. His current research focuses on the internal control systems of not-for-profit organizations an... [More]

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David Kautter

David Kautter

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Executive in Residence

David Kautter is Managing Director of the Kogod Tax Center and Executive in Residence in the Department of Accounting and Taxation. He joins Kogod following a distinguished career as a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, where he held a number of key techn... [More]

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Susan Krische

Susan Krische

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Associate Professor

Professor Krische teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Her research in judgment and decision-making applies experimental and archival-empirical methods to investigate the use of financial information by investors and analys... [More]

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Gopal Krishnan

Gopal Krishnan

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Professor

Gopal Krishnan is the Chair of the Department of Accounting and Taxation at the Kogod School. Before joining AU, Professor Krishnan held the Perella Chair in Accounting at Lehigh University and the Northern Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certifie... [More]

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Evan Liddiard

Evan Liddiard

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Adjunct Instructor



Robert Lightburn

Robert Lightburn

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Adjunct Instructor



Emily Lindsay

Emily Lindsay

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Executive in Residence

Professor Lindsay teaches Financial Accounting, Corporate Financial Reporting: Financial Transactions, and Intermediate Accounting II, and has also taught Seminar in Accounting Theory, Managerial Accounting, and Management Accounting. Lindsay has ove... [More]

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Shuai Ma

Shuai Ma

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Assistant Professor

I am originally from China and got my PhD degree from the University of Oklahoma. Currently, I teach Financial Accounting at the Kogod School of Business. My research interest is broad, including capital market, financial reporting, tax reporting , a... [More]

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Mark Malooly

Mark Malooly

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Adjunct Instructor

Mark Malooly teaches corporate taxation at the graduate level. He has several years of experience advising corporations on acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, and other corporate tax matters.



Michael Mass

Michael Mass

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Associate Professor

Professor Michael Mass teaches courses on Business Law and International Investment and Trade in AU’s Kogod School of Business. He earned a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Georgetown University and has p... [More]

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Landon McGrew

Landon McGrew

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Adjunct Instructor



Steve Rainey

Steve Rainey

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Adjunct Instructor



Nicholas Realmuto

Nicholas Realmuto

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Adjunct Instructor

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Kaitlyn Rooney

Kaitlyn Rooney

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Adjunct Instructor



Lita Rosario

Lita Rosario

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Adjunct Instructor



Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson

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Professor

Professor Sampson's teaching and research focus on taxation, tax policy, legislative and judicial foundations of income tax, and real estate taxation. He served on the Real Estate Tax Problems Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Associat... [More]

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Andrew Scalise

Andrew Scalise

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Adjunct Instructor



Steven Soranno

Steven Soranno

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Adjunct Instructor



Darlene Surprenant

Darlene Surprenant

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Adjunct Instructor

Professor Surprenant teaches financial accounting and intermediate accounting at the undergraduate level. She has also taught managerial accounting, assurance and auditing services as well as accounting and finance for multinationals. Professor Surp... [More]

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Sarah Tanno

Sarah Tanno

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Adjunct Instructor

Professor Tanno teaches financial accounting at the graduate level. Professor Tanno works as an auditor at the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General. She began her career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and she... [More]



Donald Williamson

Donald Williamson

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Professor

Professor Williamson teaches a number of subjects related to taxation, is director of the Masters of Science in Taxation degree program, and serves as executive director of the Kogod Tax Center. He has also served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Ameri... [More]

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Yinqi Zhang

Yinqi Zhang

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Assistant Professor

Yinqi Zhang is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at the Kogod School of Business of American University. Her main research interest is in the determinants of audit quality and the impacts of regulatory policies on audit quality. Her work has been ... [More]

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Yijiang Zhao

Yijiang Zhao

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Associate Professor

Yijiang Zhao is currently associate professor of accounting at the Kogod School of Business, American University. He has taught introductory financial and managerial accounting courses to both undergraduate and MBA students. His research interests in... [More]

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Jingwen Zhao

Jingwen Zhao

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Scholar in Residence