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Accounting Faculty


Parveen P. Gupta
Professor of Accounting; William L. Clayton Distinguished Professorship; Department Chair. B.Com. (Honors), LL.B., University of Delhi; M.B.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. Research interests: corporate governance and firm performance; audit quality, earnings management, and financial reporting quality; accounting and financial regulation and information asymmetry in capital markets; risk management and cost of capital. Teaching areas: corporate governance and business risk management; financial reporting and valuation.
James A. Hall
Professor of Accounting; Peter E. Bennett Chair. B.A., M.A., University of Tulsa; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University. Research interests: systems design; internal control of systems; computer systems auditing. Teaching areas: accounting information systems; management information systems.
Heibatollah Sami
Professor of Accounting; Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Professorship. B.S., Iranian Institute of Advanced Accounting, M.S., Central Michigan University, Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Research interests: impact of accounting information on capital markets; international accounting; auditing. Teaching areas: financial accounting and reporting.
Kenneth P. Sinclair
Professor of Accounting. B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. Research interests: performance evaluation; corporate governance. Teaching areas: cost accounting; managerial accounting.

Associate Professors

Assistant Professors

Sanaz Aghazadeh
Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.S., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Research interests: judgment and decision making in auditing.
David Folsom
Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting. B.S., M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of Iowa. Research interests: explanations and effects of conservative financial reporting; competitive influences on disclosure. Teaching areas: managerial and financial accounting.
Tamara A. Lambert
Assistant Professor of Accounting; Charlotte and Robert L. Brown III '78 Research Fellowship. B.S./B.A., Bloomsburg University; Ph.D., Drexel University. Research Interests: judgement and decision-making in auditing; archival research in auditing; regulation.
Hye Seung (Grace) Lee
Assistant Professor of Accounting; B.S., Seoul Women's University, Korea; M.B.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of Arizona. Research interests: the effects of financial reporting on capital markets; financial analysts' forecasts; voluntary disclosure; earnings management and earnings quality; the effects of taxes on capital markets. Teaching areas: financial and managerial accounting.
Yvonne Lu
Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting. B.B.A., M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Stanford University. Research interests: earnings management and earnings quality; securities litigation; corporate governance; pension accounting.
Marietta Peytcheva
Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.S., Ph.D., Rutgers. Research interests: judgement and decision making in auditing and accounting; business ethics in accounting and auditing contexts.

Professor of Practice

Jay D. Brodish
Professor of Practice, Department of Accounting. B.S., Lehigh University. Teaching areas: financial accounting; managerial accounting; analysis of financial statements; forensic accounting and auditing.
Joseph M. Manzo
Professor of Practice, Accounting Department. B.A., Rutgers University; M.B.A. Lehigh University. Teaching areas: financial accounting; managerial accounting; business ethics.


David Hinrichs, CPA
Lecturer, Department of Accounting. B.S., University of North Dakota; M.S., M.B.A., Lehigh University. Expertise: financial management of information technology; outsourcing; accounting information systems.
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