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Elizabeth Gordon


Elizabeth Gordon

Elizabeth Gordon

Title: Associate Professor & Merves Fellow
Department: Accounting

Office: Alter Hall 453
Phone: 215.204.6422

Research Interests: International accounting and corporate governance
Dr. Gordon’s Curriculum VitaeSSRN Profile

Elizabeth A. Gordon is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Temple University, and Merves Fellow. She specializes in the areas of international accounting and corporate governance investigating topics such as international financial reporting standards, corporate communications, executive compensation, related party transactions, accounting restatements, market development and corporate disclosure.

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Her research is published in top journals in her field including the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. She serves as an associate editor for the Journal of International Accounting Research and the Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting. Dr. Gordon is the President of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Accounting Education and Research. Dr. Gordon has taught courses in financial accounting and international accounting at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, receiving a number of teaching awards. Dr. Gordon was an auditor with PwC and interned at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget before entering academia. She received her Doctorate from Columbia University, Masters in Business Administration from Yale University and Bachelors of Science in accounting with highest distinction from Indiana University. Dr. Gordon was licensed as a CPA in Maryland. She has been on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, the Rutgers Business School, and a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sample Publications

  • Management Guidance Pre- and Post- Restatement, with E. Henry, D. Li, and L. Sun; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Forthcoming (2014).
  • Do Analysts’ Cash Flow Forecasts Mitigate the Accrual Anomaly? International Evidence, with K. Petruska and M. Yu; Journal of International Accounting Research, Forthcoming (2014).
  • Accounting Standard Setting for Private Companies, with with Financial Reporting Policy Committee of the American Accounting Association's Financial Accounting and Reporting Section; Accounting Horizons, Volume 28, 175-192 (2014).
  • Building IASB Research Capacity: A Commentary, with D.L. Street; Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 176-201 (2013)
  • Discretionary Disclosure and the Market Reaction to Restatements, with E. Henry, M. Petycheva and L. Sun; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Vol. 41, 75-110 (July 2013).
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Cross-country Accounting Research, with A.J. Greiner, M.J. Kohlbeck, S.W. Lin, and H.A. Skaife; Accounting Horizons, Vol. 27, 141-154 (March 2013).

    Awards and Honors

    • IAAER/KPMG Informing Standards Setters Grant, 2009. “ Informing the Standard Setting Process Grant Award, An International Analysis of Alternative Pension Measures and Presentations,” awarded by the International Association for Accounting Education and Research, KPMG LLP, and the KPMG Foundation; $25,000, Co-Investigators - Carol Ann Frost and Lilly Sun (University of North Texas).
    • Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School, Boutillier Endowed Faculty Scholar, 2004 – 2007.
    • Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School, Paul Nadler Teaching Excellence Award, 2005.
    • Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School, Whitcomb Center for Research in Finance, Junior Scholar Award, 2005.
    • Rutgers University, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Accounting Faculty Recognition, 2005.
    • Rutgers University, Beta Alpha Psi, Professor of the Year, 2005.
    • Top 1,000 Downloaded Author on SSRN from Fall 2004 (over 4,900 working papers downloaded to date).
    • Rutgers University, Cook College, Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Advice Award, 2004.
    • Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School, Summer Research Grant, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001.
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Minority Initiatives Committee, Best Paper Award for “The Effect of Macroeconomic Changes on the Value Relevance of Accounting Information: The Case of Mexico and the 1995 Financial Crisis” (with P. Davis-Friday), 2003.


    Temple University, Fox School of Business and Management (mean 4.5/5).

    Advanced Accounting (Required undergraduate accounting major)
    Seminar in Financial Accounting Theory (Required accounting doctoral)
    Senior Seminar in Accounting (Required undergraduate accounting major)
    Intermediate Accounting I (Required undergraduate accounting and finance major)

    Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School (mean overall rating 4.5/5).

    Decoding of Corporate Financial Communications (Masters program)
    Intermediate Accounting II (Required undergraduate accounting major)
    Introduction to Financial Accounting (Required undergraduate)