Accounting Faculty Research and Professional Activities, 2018

Fox faculty within the Department of Accounting are recognized experts, successful researchers, and published authors within their field. The over 100-year-old department’s collection of awards, recognitions, and accomplishments continues to grow longer and gain more prestige each year, and 2018  was no exception.

Some of the most respected publications and organizations in the field of accounting have recognized the following faculty for their academic and professional contributions and achievements.

Recent examples of academic and professional success include:

Dr. Elizabeth Gordon was appointed Chair of the American Accounting Association’s 2019 New Faculty Consortium.

Dr. Jagan Krishnan was appointed an Editor of Accounting Horizons.

Dr. Larry Brown had his 2015 Journal of Accounting Research paper, “Inside The ‘Black Box’ of Sell-Side Financial Analysts,” selected for the American Accounting Association’s 2018 FARS Best Paper Award.

The following gives a comprehensive overview of all the impressive efforts of the Department of Accounting.

Books and Papers Published or Accepted for Publication

Steven Balsam, “Creditor Influence and CEO Compensation: Evidence from Debt Covenant Violations” (with Yuqi Gu and Connie Mao), The Accounting Review, forthcoming, November 2018.

Rajiv Banker, Dmitri Byzalov, Shunlan Fang, and Yi Liang, “Cost Management Research,” Journal of Management Accounting Research, forthcoming.

Rajiv Banker with Ali Emrouznejad, Mohsen Afsharian, Heinz Ahn, Ali Emrouznejad. “Editorial: Recent developments on the use of DEA in the Public Sector” Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, March 2018.

Sudipta Basu, Jagan Krishnan, Jong Eun Lee and Yinqi Zhang, “Economic determinants and consequences of voluntary disclosure of internal control effectiveness: Evidence from Initial Public Offerings,” Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, forthcoming.

Sudipta Basu and Gregory Waymire, “Historical cost and conservatism are joint adaptations that help identify opportunity cost,” Accounting, Economics and Law—A Convivium, forthcoming.

Lawrence D Brown, Andrew C. Call, Michael B. Clement, and Nathan Y. Sharp,  “Managing the Narrative: Investor Relations Officers and Corporate Disclosures,” Journal of Accounting and Economics, forthcoming.

Elizabeth A. Gordon, “Tangible Long-Lived Asset Impairments and Future Operating Cash Flows under US GAAP and IFRS” (with H.T. Hsu), The Accounting Review, Volume 93, January 2018, Issue 1, pp. 187-211.

David Jones and Marco Malandra, “Passthrough Loss Limitation Hurdles and the New
IRC Section 461(l) Provisions,” Real Estate Law Journal, Fall 2018.

David E. Jones and Wayne Williams, “The Section 199A Passthrough Deduction,” Real Estate Law Journal, Summer 2018.

David Jones, “A Reverse Like Kind Exchange: Opportunity or Not?” The Real Estate Law Journal, Spring 2018.

Cory Ng and Sheri Risler, “Developing and Teaching a Data Visualization Course”, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Fall 2018.

Cory Ng, “Blockchain and the Future of Accounting” (with J. Alarcon), Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Winter 2018.

Cory Ng, “Leveraging Cloud Technology for Smaller Accounting Firms,” Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Winter 2018.

Wei Wang, Inder Khurana, Yinghua Li, “The Effects of Hedge Fund Interventions on Strategic Firm Behavior,” Management Science 2018.

Wei Wang, Inder Khurana, “International Mergers and Acquisitions Laws, the Market for Corporate Control and Accounting Conservatism,” Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming.

Wayne Williams, Gary Blau, Sherry Jarrell & David Nash, “Exploring common correlates of business undergraduate satisfaction with their degree program versus expected employment,” Journal of Education for Business, September 2018.

Wayne Williams, Gary Blau, Sherry Jarrell, Michael McCloskey, Alan Kerzner, and Tyra Ford, ‘Further Exploring Differences in Business Undergraduate Perceived Outcomes by Preferred Classroom Learning Environment”, Journal of Education and Learning, June 2018.


Rajiv Banker, Yi Liang, and Xinjie Ma, “A Textual Measure of Strategy”, AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, January 2018; 2018 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting, Hong Kong, China, July 2018; AAA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., August 2018.

Sudipta Basu and Dmitri Byzalov, “Modeling the Determinants of Meet-or-Beat Behavior in Distribution Discontinuity Tests”, Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference, Rochester, NY, October 2018.

Sudipta Basu and Dmitri Byzalov, “Modeling Conditional Distribution Discontinuities”, The 100th Anniversary Temple Accounting Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 2018; AAA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2018

Sudipta Basu, Justin Vitenza and Wei Wang, “Nonlinear loan loss provisioning,” Brown Bag, Temple University, April 2018.

Elizabeth A. Gordon, “Teaching to a Diverse Set of Students: Inclusive Teaching,” AAA New Faculty Consortium, Leesburg, VA. February 2018.

A.J. Kreimer, Moderator, “Technology Trends Controllers and CFOs Need to Know to Be Effective Leaders beyond the Accounting and Finance Function” and “Leveraging New Technology and Innovations in Accounting,” Institute of Management Accountants Annual Conference, June 2018.

Jagan Krishnan, “Employee Satisfaction in Accounting Firms, Work-Life Balance, Turnover, and Audit Quality” (w. Josh Khavis). AAA Auditing Section Midyear Meeting, Portland, Oregon, January 2018.

Jagan Krishnan and Jayanthi Krishnan, “The Impact of Crash Risk on Auditors’ Going Concern Opinion Decisions” (w. Xin Zhao), AAA Auditing Section Midyear Meeting, Portland, Oregon, January 2018.

Jayanthi Krishnan, “Are Referred-to Auditors Associated with Lower Audit Quality?” (w. Mengtian Li), AAA Auditing Section Midyear Meeting, Portland, Oregon, January 2018.

Jayanthi Krishnan,“Did the Dodd-Frank Act’s Permanent Exemption of Small Companies from Internal Control Audits Affect their Management Reporting on Internal Control?” (w. Lu Lu), AAA Auditing Section Midyear Meeting, Portland, Oregon, January 2018.

Cory Ng and Sheri Risler, “Designing an Effective Data Visualization Course: A Quality Assurance Case Study”, Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology, State College, PA, November 2018.

Cory Ng, “Engaging Students through Co-Curricular Activities,” 16th Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Temple University, January 2018.

Su, Barbara, “The Effect of Auditor Litigation Risk on Access to Bank Debt: Evidence from Quasi-Experiments” AAA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2018.

Su, Barbara, “The Effect of Subsidiary Accounting Quality on Internal Capital Allocation Efficiency: Evidence from Bank Holding Companies” Temple Accounting 100th Anniversary Conference, August 2018.

Other Departmental Activities

Rajiv Banker, President, International Data Envelopment Analysis Society.

Rajiv Banker, Co-organizer of Annual International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis.

Sudipta Basu, Associate Editor, Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting; China Journal of Accounting Research; Accounting, Economics and Law-A Convivium; Australian Journal of Management; and SSRN History of Accounting.

Sudipta Basu, Editorial Review Board member, Contemporary Accounting Research; Journal of Business Finance & Accounting; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance and The Accounting Review.

Sudipta Basu, Member, Program Committee, 2018 Hawaii Accounting Research Conference.

Elizabeth. A. Gordon, Appointed Member, U.S. International Qualifications Appraisal Board (IQAB), joint board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

David Jones, Faculty Advisor, Ascend, a Pan-Asian student organization.

David Jones, Advisory Editorial Board, The Real Estate Law Journal.

David Jones, Leader, the AACSB Accounting Accreditation effort.

A.J. Kreimer, Organized International Auditing Panel at Temple University with ACCA and IMA, September 2018.

A.J. Kreimer, Elected to Chair the Performance Oversight and Audit Committee (POAC) at the Institute of Management Accountants February Global Board of Director’s meeting; Elected to the IMA’s Governance Committee (Executive Committee) and to the Board’s Nominating Committee. Presented on findings of Audit and Investment Subcommittees at Global Board of Directors Meeting, October 2018.

A.J. Kreimer, Re-appointed to the ACCA’s (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Education Global Forum.

A.J. Kreimer, Re-elected to the Board of Trustees of the Garden State Council and its Camp Corporation; Elected to the Boy Scouts of America’s Northeast Region Executive Board as a Vice President and as a voting member of the Executive Committee.Chaired the Northeast Region Boy Scouts of America Trust Committee, October, 2018

A.J. Kreimer, Re-appointed to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Schools and Colleges Committee; Appointed to the Accounting Education Conference Committee.

Jagan Krishnan, Editor, Accounting Horizons.

Jagan Krishnan, Serves on the Editorial Boards of The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and Current Issues in Auditing.

Jayanthi Krishnan, Editor, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.

Jayanthi Krishnan, Serves on the Editorial Boards of The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, and Current Issues in Auditing.

Jayanthi Krishnan, Breakout Session Leader, 2018 American Accounting Association Auditing Section Doctoral Consortium in Portland, Oregon.

Cory Ng, Appointed to Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. (2018-2019).

Cory Ng, Appointed to Executive Committee Member, Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. (2018-2019).

Cory Ng, Editorial Board Member, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, 2018-2019.

Cory Ng, Education Column Coordinator, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, 2018-2019.

Cory Ng, Faculty Advisor, Fox Accounting Association, 2018-2019.

Cory Ng, Elected as a faculty senator representing the Fox School of Business.

Cory Ng, Featured in a video by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs entitled: “CPA Careers: Higher Education.”

Sheri Risler, Re-appointed to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Schools and Colleges Committee.

Sheri Risler, Faculty advisor, PwC challenge competition, 2018.

Sheri Risler, Appointed to the EY Alumni Council in Philadelphia.

Teaching and Other Awards

Rajiv Banker, Yi Liang, and Xinjie Ma, Best Paper Award, “A Textual Measure of Strategy”, 2018 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting.

Larry Brown, AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Best Paper Award, 2018.

Elizabeth Gordon, 2018 International Accounting Section Outstanding International Educator Award, American Accounting Association.

J. Kreimer, Boy Scouts of America, Distinguished Eagle Scout Award at a National Court of Honor. 

Cory Ng, 2018-2019 Dean’s Teaching Fellow (Fox School) and 2018-2019 Honors Faculty Fellow.

Sheri Risler, 2017-2018 Accounting Student Professional Organization Faculty Award

Wayne Williams,  2018 Professional Member of the Year, National Association of Black Accountants.