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Ph.D. Management, major in Accounting, Cornell University, 2002.
M.S. Cornell University, 2001.
M.Acc University of Waterloo, 1993.
B.A. Honours Chartered Accountancy Studies - Co-op, University of Waterloo, 1993.


Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois, 2008 - 2009
Academic Fellow: Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2008 - 2009
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois, 2002 - 2008
Lecturer, University of Illinois, 2001
Lecturer, University of Waterloo, 1994 - 1996
Senior Staff Accountant, Ernst & Young, 1993 - 1994
Staff Accountant, Ernst & Young, 1989 - 1992

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Honors and Awards

Accounting Alumni Association's Honours Roll for Distinguished Accomplishment (MAcc), University of Waterloo , 1993

Competitive Manuscript Award, American Accounting Association , 2002

Departmental Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Accountancy Studies (BA), University of Waterloo , 1993

Doctoral Fellowship Award, Deloitte & Touche Foundation , 1999-2000

Doctoral Studies Support Program, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario , 1996-1997

Donald and Geraldine Beam Award (MAcc), University of Waterloo , 1993

Gold Medal, Accounting Alumni Award for Excellence in Accounting (MAcc), University of Waterloo , 1993

PhD Program Participant, Financial Accounting Standards Board , 2000

Raymond A. Hoffman Faculty Excellence Award, University of Illinois , 2003-2005

Nomination - Smith Breeden Prize, American Finance Association, Journal of Finance , 2004

Faculty Program Participant, Financial Accounting Standards Board , 2003

Doctoral Fellowship, American Accounting Association , 1996-1997

Doctoral Consortium Fellow, American Accounting Association , 1999

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois , 2005-2007

Fred and Virginia Roedgers Fellowship in Accounting, University of Illinois , 2006-2009

Campus Research Board Grant (with A. Farrell and K. Sedatole), University of Illinois , 2004

Scholar's Travel Fund Award, University of Illinois , 2002-2006

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