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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, Professor

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    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, Professor

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    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. Sheila Bedford, Executive in Residence

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    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

  3. Caroline Bruckner, Executive in Residence

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    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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  4. Augustine Duru, Professor

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    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

  5. Casey Evans, Executive in Residence

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    Professor Evans is the Director of the MS Accounting and the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting programs. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner and has extensive industry experience handling a range of forensic … More

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    (202) 885-6675

  6. David Harr, Executive in Residence

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    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

  7. 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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  8. Susan Krische, Associate Professor

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    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

  9. Emily Lindsay, Executive in Residence

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    Professor Lindsay teaches Financial Accounting, Corporate Financial Reporting: Financial Transactions, Intermediate Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, the MS in Accounting capstone course, Seminar in Accounting Theory, and Bridge to Business. Lin… More

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    (202) 885-1902

  10. Shuai Ma, Assistant Professor

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    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

  11. Michael Mass, Associate Professor

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    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

  12. Michael Mowchan, Assistant Professor

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    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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  13. 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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  14. Yinqi Zhang, Associate Professor

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    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

  15. Yijiang Zhao, Associate Professor

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    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