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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

  1. Donald Williamson

    Donald Williamson, Professor

    KSB - Accounting

    Professor Williamson, the Kogod Eminent Professor of Taxation and the Howard S. Dvorkin Faculty Fellow, teaches a number of subjects related to taxation, is director of the Masters of Science in Taxation degree program, and serves as executive direct… More

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    (202) 885-1942

Department Faculty

  1. Ajay Adhikari

    Ajay Adhikari, Professor

    KSB - Accounting

    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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    (202) 885-1993

  2. Brian Baick

    Brian Baick, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    KSB - Accounting

    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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    (202) 885-1900

  3. Sheila Bedford

    Sheila Bedford, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Accounting

    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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    (202) 885-3910

  4. Denise Bossard

    Denise Bossard, Adjunct Instructor

    KSB - Accounting

    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

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  5. Eric Braendel

    Eric Braendel, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

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    Lynette Brown, Adjunct Instructor

  7. Espey Browning

    Espey Browning, Adjunct Instructor

  8. Caroline Bruckner

    Caroline Bruckner, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Accounting

    Caroline Bruckner joined the Kogod School of Business from her most recent position as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee for Energy and Natural Resources. In that role, she advised the Committee and its Chair, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), on… More

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  9. Augustine Duru

    Augustine Duru, Professor

    KSB - Accounting

    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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    (202) 885-1937

  10. Casey Evans

    Casey Evans, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Accounting

    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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    (202) 885-6675

  11. Richard Gottfried

    Richard Gottfried, Adjunct Instructor

  12. John Hanson

    John Hanson, Adjunct Instructor

  13. David Harr

    David Harr, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Accounting

    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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    (202) 885-6672

  14. David Harvey

    David Harvey, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    KSB - Accounting

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  15. Philip Jacoby

    Philip Jacoby, Associate Professor Emeritus

    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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  16. David Kautter

    David Kautter, Adjunct Instructor

    KSB - Accounting

    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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    (202) 885-6506

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    Bong Hwan Kim, Scholar in Residence

    KSB - Accounting

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    (202) 885-1938

  18. Susan Krische

    Susan Krische, Associate Professor

    KSB - Accounting

    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 analyst… More

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    (202) 885-2082

  19. Evan Liddiard

    Evan Liddiard, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  20. Robert Lightburn

    Robert Lightburn, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    KSB - Accounting

    Robert (Bob) Lightburn is an Executive in Residence instructor at American University in the Kogod School of Business. He has taught at Kogod as an adjunct professor over the past 10 years including courses in Federal Taxation, State and Local Taxati… More

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  21. Emily Lindsay

    Emily Lindsay, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Accounting

    Professor Lindsay teaches Financial Accounting, Corporate Financial Reporting: Financial Transactions, Intermediate Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, and the MS in Accounting capstone course, Seminar in Accounting Theory . Lindsay has over 20 ye… More

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    (202) 885-1902

  22. Shuai Ma

    Shuai Ma, Assistant Professor

    KSB - Accounting

    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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    (202) 885-1935

  23. Mark Malooly

    Mark Malooly, 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.

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  24. Michael Mass

    Michael Mass, Associate Professor

    KSB - Accounting

    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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    (202) 885-6195

  25. John McAllister

    John McAllister, Adjunct Professor

  26. Landon McGrew

    Landon McGrew, Adjunct Instructor

  27. Michael Mowchan

    Michael Mowchan, Assistant Professor

    KSB - Accounting

    Michael Mowchan joins us from Arizona State University after completing his degree this past spring. Michael was sponsored for his PhD curriculum by the Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program as part of the AICPA’s push to bring more people from the ac… More

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  28. Steve Rainey

    Steve Rainey, Adjunct Instructor

  29. Nicholas Realmuto

    Nicholas Realmuto, Adjunct Instructor

    KSB - Accounting

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  30. Kaitlyn Rooney

    Kaitlyn Rooney, Adjunct Instructor

  31. Lita Rosario

    Lita Rosario, Adjunct Instructor

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    Rebecca Rosenberg, Adjunct Instructor

  33. Michael Sampson

    Michael Sampson, Professor Emeritus

    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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  34. Andrew Scalise

    Andrew Scalise, Adjunct Instructor

  35. Kelly Smith

    Kelly Smith, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  36. Kelly Smith

    Kelly Smith, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  37. Steven Soranno

    Steven Soranno, Adjunct Instructor

  38. Darlene Surprenant

    Darlene Surprenant, Adjunct Instructor

    KSB - Accounting

    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 Surpr… More

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  39. Sarah Tanno

    Sarah Tanno, 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

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  40. R. Davis Taylor

    R. Davis Taylor, Adjunct Instructor

    R. Davis Taylor teaches forensic accounting at the graduate level. He has extensive experience in domestic and international auditing, fraud investigations and dispute services. He has conducted investigations of fraudulent financial reporting, relat… More

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    Eugenia Tsirigotis, Adjunct Instructor

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    David Weintraub, Adjunct Instructor

    David Weintraub has ten years of public accounting experience and is currently a senior tax manager in the Washington National Tax Accounting for Income Taxes group. Prior to joining Washington National Tax, David was part of the business tax servic… More

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  43. Donald Williamson

    Donald Williamson, Professor

    KSB - Accounting

    Professor Williamson, the Kogod Eminent Professor of Taxation and the Howard S. Dvorkin Faculty Fellow, teaches a number of subjects related to taxation, is director of the Masters of Science in Taxation degree program, and serves as executive direct… More

    Send email to Donald Williamson

    (202) 885-1942

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    Sonja Wilson, Adjunct Instructor

  45. James Wood

    James Wood, Adjunct Instructor

  46. Yinqi Zhang

    Yinqi Zhang, Associate Professor

    KSB - Accounting

    Yinqi Zhang is an Associate 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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    (202) 885-3305

  47. Yijiang Zhao

    Yijiang Zhao, Associate Professor

    KSB - Accounting

    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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    (202) 885-1941

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    Jingwen Zhao, Scholar in Residence