About the Fox School

The Fox School of Business at Temple University has a distinguished tradition of preparing leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs for successful careers in business. It is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia region, and among the largest in the world.

Shira Cohen

Shira Cohen

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Accounting

Office: Alter Hall 451
Phone: 215.204.8139
E-mail: shira.cohen@temple.edu

Research Interests: Corporate Investment, Valuation, Accounting Information and Managerial Decision Making

Shira Cohen joined the Temple faculty as an Assistant Professor of Accounting after earning her PhD from Columbia University in 2014.

Her research interests can be grouped into two main areas. The first attempts to understand how managers use financial statement information in making investment decisions, and the second looks at how accounting choices impact firm performance. Her dissertation received the Best Paper Award at the 2014 AAA Regional Meeting.

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Professor Cohen has extensive work experience in both the consulting and finance industries. As a management consultant she took part in post-merger integration of Fortune 500 companies, and as an investment banker she worked primarily on valuation of hedge fund positions. Her experience ranges across industries and she has worked on several international engagements.

Professor Cohen has prior teaching experience at Columbia Business School’s Executive Education and Executive MBA programs. In recognition of her classroom accomplishments, she was nominated and selected as a finalist for the 2011 Presidential Graduate Student Teaching Award.

In addition to a PhD, Professor Cohen holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Awards and Honors

  • Merit Award, Temple University, 2016
  • IRRC Institute Research Paper Award, Honorable Mention, 2015
  • Best Paper Award, AAA Regional Meeting, 2014
  • Education Foundation for Women in Accounting Ph.D. Fellowship, 2013
  • European Accounting Association Summer School Fellow, 2013
  • Presidential Graduate Student Teaching Award, Finalist, 2011


Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • Financial Accounting 2101

In the News

  • Guest Speaker on CNBC’s Fast Money, May 2007