ACCOUNTING FACULTY RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, 2020

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.

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. Jayanthi Krishnan was appointed senior editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (AJPT), a publication of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association.

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

Sheri Risler was appointed to the State Board Committee of the AICPA Board of Examiners.

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.


Rajiv Banker, Dmitri Byzalov, Shunlan Fang, and Byunghoon Jin, “Operating Asymmetries and Non-Linear Spline Correction in Discretionary Accrual Models,” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, April 2020.

Sudipta Basu and Yi Liang, “Director-Liability-Reduction Laws and Conditional Conservatism,” Journal of Accounting Research, March 2019.

Sudipta Basu and Gregory Waymire, “Historical cost and conservatism are joint adaptations that help identify opportunity cost,” Accounting, Economics and Law—A Convivium, March 2019.

Lawrence 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, January 2019.

Dmitri Byzalov and Sudipta Basu, “Modeling the Determinants of Meet-or-Just-Beat Behavior in Distribution Discontinuity Tests,” Journal of Accounting and Economics, November-December 2019.

David Jones, “Highlights of the Final §199A Regulations and Related Guidance,” The Real Estate Law Journal, Fall 2019.

David Jones and Marco Malandra, “Opportunity Zones Get Clarification from Newly Published Proposed Regulations,” Co-author Marco Malandra, The Real Estate Law Journal, Winter 2020.

David Jones, “Relief from the 163(j) Interest Limitation for the Real Estate Industry,” The Real Estate Law Journal, Summer 2020.

Cory Ng, “Millennials, Diversity, and the Accounting Profession,” Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Digital-Only Special Edition 2020.

Cory Ng, “Robotic Process Automation and the Accounting Curriculum,” Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Spring 2020.

Cory Ng with John Alarcon, “The Next Management Breakthrough: EPM, Non-GAAP Measures and KPIs in a Digital World,” Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Spring 2020.

Wei Wang and Inder Khurana, “International Mergers and Acquisitions Laws, the Market for Corporate Control and Accounting Conservatism,” Journal of Accounting Research, 2019.

Wei Wang and Jere Francis, “Common Auditors and Private Bank Loans,” Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming.

Christian E. Wurst and A. J. Kreimer, “Targeted Teaching Key to ‘Flipping” the Classroom,” Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Fall 2019.

Steven Balsam and Yi Liang, “Shedding Light on Employee Pay: The Impact on Job Search and Change,” AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 2019.

Sudipta Basu and Dmitri Byzalov, “Modeling Conditional Distribution Discontinuities”, AAA Financial Accounting & Reporting Midyear Meeting, Seattle, January 2019; AAA Management Accounting Midyear Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, January 2019; Journal of Accounting & Economics Conference, Rochester, October 2018; The 100th Anniversary Temple Accounting Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 2018; AAA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2018.

Sudipta Basu, Justin Vitenza and Wei Wang, “Asymmetric Loan Loss Provisioning,” Southern Methodist University, March 2019; Society of Government Economists Annual Meeting, Atlanta, January 2019; Hawaii Accounting Research Conference, Honolulu, January 2019; University of Missouri, Columbia, October 2018; Temple University, Philadelphia, September 2018.

Sudipta Basu, Xinjie Ma and Hoa Xuan Tran, “Measuring Investment Opportunities With Financial Statement Text,” Hawaii Accounting Research Conference, Honolulu, January 2019; SEC Doctoral Student Symposium, Washington, DC, August 2018.

Sudipta Basu, “Discussion of: Fundamental Analysis Conditioned On The Direction Of Sales Change,” Hawaii Accounting Research Conference, Honolulu, January 2019.

Dmitri Byzalov and Sudipta Basu, “Modeling the Determinants of Meet-or-Just-Beat Behavior in Distribution Discontinuity Tests”, Banff Accounting Conference, Banff, Canada, June 2019; FARS Midyear Meeting, Seattle, WA, January 2019; MAS Midyear Meeting, Ft Lauderdale, FL, January 2019.

Elizabeth A. Gordon and Hsiao-Tang Hsu. Determinants of Long-Lived Asset Impairments under U.S. GAAP and IFRS,” University of Delaware, March 2019.

A.J. Kreimer, “Adapting to a Rapidly Changing Profession: Providing Accounting Students with Competencies for Success,” AAA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2019.

A.J. Kreimer, moderator, “Adapting to a Rapidly Changing Profession: Providing Accounting Students with Competencies for Success,” August 2019.

A.J. Kreimer, “Understanding Not-For-Profit Financial Statements and Budgeting Concepts,” Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia ProGRESS Workshop Series, Philadelphia, PA, January 2020.

Cory Ng and Sheri Risler, “Designing an Effective Data Visualization Course: A Workshop using Tableau,” AAA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2019.

Hyun Park, Nick Cicone, and Robert Knechel, “The relation between Interim Restatements and Post-Audit Restatements,” AAA Audit Midyear Meeting, Nashville, TN, January 2019.

Hyun Park, Blake Bowler, and Bobby Carnes, “Annual Auditor Contract Renewal Negotiations and Financial Reporting Quality,” AAA FARS Midyear Meeting, Nashville, TN, January 2020.

Rajiv Banker, President, International Data Envelopment Analysis Society.

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; and Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance.

Sudipta Basu, Member, Executive Committee, Consortium on Financial Economics and Accounting.

Dmitri Byzalov, Editorial Board Member of European Accounting Review.

Elizabeth A. Gordon, American Accounting Association, New Faculty Consortium, Chair, January 2019.

Elizabeth A. Gordon, Accounting Horizons, Editorial Board, 2018 – present.

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, Advisory Editorial Board, The Real Estate Law Journal.

David Jones, Advisor to Accounting SPO Presidents

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 and as Trust Committee Chair; elected as a Trustee for the Garden State Council Camp Corporation; and elected as a Trustee for the Garden State Council Camp Corporation.

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

J. Kreimer, Re-elected to a two year term (2020-2022) on the IMA-Institute of Management Accountants Global Board of Directors; elected as Chair of Member Relations Committee and as a member of the Governance Committee of the IMA-Institute of Management Accountants, 2019-2020.

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

A.J. Kreimer, Represented Temple University on the AICPA’s Academic Champion 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.

Cory Ng, Re-appointed to Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Cory Ng, Appointed to Executive Committee Member, Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2018-2020.

Cory Ng, Editorial Board Member, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, 2018-2020.

Cory Ng, Education Column Coordinator, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, 2018-2020.

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

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

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.

David Jones, Translational Research Award for Excellence in Practice Research, Fox School of Business, November 2019.

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

Cory Ng, 2018-2020 Dean’s Teaching Fellow (Fox School) and 2018-2020 Honors Faculty Fellow.

Cory Ng, Translational Research Award for Excellence in Practice Research, Fox School of Business, November 2019.

Cory Ng, Faculty of the Year Award for the 2018-19 Academic Year, Master of Accountancy, Department of Accounting.

Christian Wurst, 2019 Blue Mouse Award for innovative teaching with technology, Fox School or Business.

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