Tim Baldenius joined New York University Stern School of Business in 2011 as the Vincent C. Ross Professor of Accounting and the Chair of the Accounting Department. Professor Baldenius teaches courses in accounting at the MBA and PhD levels.
Eli Bartov is a Research Professor of Accounting at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He served as the Director of the Accounting Doctoral Program from 2001 to 2010. Professor Bartov received his Ph.D. degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and his C.P.A. certification in 1979.
John Bildersee is a Professor of Accounting at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He earned a Ph.D. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago.
His research focuses on financial accounting and on fixed income securities.
He has published articles in the Journal of Finance and the Accounting Review and other journals. He teaches financial analysis, financial reporting and mergers and acquisition accounting in the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Mary Billings joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in 2007.
Prior to joining Stern, she worked as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. In her research, Professor Billings explores the role that accounting information plays in shaping the behavior of corporate insiders, institutional investors and capital market participants.
Her study examining the stock market response to material weakness disclosures under Sections 302 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 recently appeared in The Accounting Review. In a forthcoming paper to appear in The Review of Accounting Studies, she examines the sophistication of the options market by investigating the extent to which traders anticipate the stock market's sensitivity to earnings news.
Professor Billings earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2007.
Christine Cuny joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2013.
Professor Cuny studies financial disclosure incentives. Her recent work looks at the effect of risk on disclosure and the consequences of technological innovation in the dissemination of information in the municipal bond market.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Cuny worked at Morgan Stanley as an equity research associate covering the property and casualty insurance industry and at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor in the banking practice. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Professor Cuny earned her B.S. in Analytical Finance and M.S. in Accounting from Wake Forest University, and her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Alex Dontoh is a Professor of Accounting at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He is the Deputy Chair of the Department of Accounting. Professor Dontoh holds a Ph.D. from New York University, an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.Sc. in Business administration from the University of Ghana.
Professor Dontoh's research focuses on analytical aspects of the economics of information. He has investigated a number of analytical and empirical issues in accounting related to effects of mandated and discretionary accounting disclosures, their effects on managerial decision making, and on firm market value. Professor Dontoh has published a number of articles in a wide range of journals, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and other leading research journals in accounting. He is a member of several academic associations.
Professor Dontoh teaches Managerial and Financial Accounting mostly in the undergraduate program at the Stern School. As the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Accounting, he is responsible for overseeing development of the undergraduate curriculum in accounting which has been consistently rated in top 10 accounting programs in the country.
Yiwei Dou joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2012.
Professor Dou's research interests relate to financial reporting quality, debt contracting and real effects of accounting. His current work explores the impact of the debt-contracting value of borrowers' accounting information on the likelihood of private debt renegotiation, as well as the implication of renegotiation for borrowing firms' investment efficiency.
Professor Dou received his B.A. in Accounting from Peking University and his M.A. in Economics from York University. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
Dan Gode is a Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Gode teaches courses in corporate financial accounting.
Professor Gode has been with NYU Stern since 1998. He was voted as the "Professor of the Year" in 2002. His primary research areas include financial analysis, legal liability of firms, valuation, managerial accounting, and performance measurement. Professor Gode has been published in theQuarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Political Economy.
Professor Gode received his bachelor of science in electronics and communication engineering from the Institute of Technology, India and his masters in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management. Professor Gode received his Master of Science in information systems, Master of Science in accounting, and his Doctor of Philosophy in accounting with a minor in information from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ilan Guttman joined New York University Stern School of Business in July 2013 as an Associate Professor of Accounting. Professor Guttman teaches courses at the graduate and doctoral levels.
Professor Guttman's primary research interest lies in the application of economics of information in capital market settings. His recent research focuses on disclosure decisions by information holders (managers, financial analysts and others) and the market reaction to these disclosures. Some of the issues Professor Guttman has been studying include the nature of manipulation of disclosure by interested parties when disclosure is mandatory (such as in earnings management) and when it is voluntary; how managers' ability to manipulate reported earnings affects managers' optimal contracts; the interdependencies between disclosure, both mandatory and voluntary, and real decisions (e.g., investment and dividend decisions); the implications of studying a dynamic multi-period setting, rather than a single period setting, on voluntary disclosure decisions and earnings management decisions; analysts' optimal timing for issuing forecasts; and analysts' choice of optimal bias in their forecast.
Professor Guttman's work has been published in The Accounting Review, the Review of Financial Studies, theJournal of Accounting Research and Management Science.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Guttman served on the faculty of Stanford Graduate School of Business where he taught M.B.A. and Ph.D. classes.
Professor Guttman earned his B.A. in Economics, B.Sc. in Computer Science, M.A. in Economics and Business Administration, and Ph.D. in Economics, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he also taught microeconomics, finance and macroeconomics.
Michael Jung joined New York University's Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2010.
Professor Jung's research interests relate to firms' financial communication and disclosure practices and the interactions between corporate managers, institutional investors and sell-side analysts. He and his co-authors have examined the corporate use of social media, diffusion of voluntary disclosure practices within industries, capital market consequences of firms' managerial presentations at investor conferences, determinants and consequences of CEOs taking $1 salaries, and the future implications of unexpectedly high or low analyst participation on firms' earnings conference calls. His papers are published or forthcoming in Review of Accounting Studies (RAST), Journal of Accounting Research (JAR), The Accounting Review (TAR), and Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR).
Professor Jung taught Principals of Financial Accounting to undergraduate students and Financial Accounting and Reporting to part-time MBA students from 2010 to 2012. He now teaches Financial Accounting and Reporting to Stern's full-time MBA students.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Jung was an equity research analyst for SG Cowen Securities, covering the telecommunications and networking industry. He also worked for Ernst & Young in its bankruptcy and restructuring group. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).
Professor Jung received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; his M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from NYU Stern School of Business; and his Ph.D. in Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
April Klein is a professor of accounting at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Klein teaches courses in financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and mergers and acquisitions. She also teaches financial accounting at the New York University Law School.
Professor Klein's primary research areas include audit committees, corporate governance, earnings management, hedge fund activism, financial accounting, and securities law. Professor Klein has been published in numerous journals including The Journal of Accounting & Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of Law and Economics, The Journal of Finance and The Journal of Financial Economics.
Professor Klein received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, her Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in finance from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation advisor was the Nobel laureate, Merton Miller.
Pepa Kraft joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2010. She has taught a course entitled "Financial Statement Analysis" in the M.B.A. program and is now teaching "Principles of Financial Accounting" in the undergraduate program.
Professor Kraft's research focuses on credit markets, credit rating agencies, off-balance sheet financing, debt contracting, and disclosure issues in financial reporting related to debt.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Kraft held various positions at Deutsche Bank and J.P.Morgan in Corporate Equity Derivatives and Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Professor Kraft received her B.Sc. with honours in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, her M.Sc. in Banking and Finance from HEC University of Lausanne, and her Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Baruch Lev is the Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. In his current positions, Professor Lev teaches courses in accounting, financial analysis and investor relations.
Professor Lev has been with NYU for 17 years. His primary research areas of interest include corporate governance; earnings management; financial accounting; financial statement analysis; intangible assets/intellectual capital; capital markets; and mergers and acquisitions. Professor Lev is the author of five books including Intangibles: Management, Measurement, and Reporting, and Financial Statement Analysis: A New Approach. His recent book is: Winning Investors Over (2012). Lev has published over 100 research studies in the leading accounting, finance and economic journals. Professor Lev has received numerous awards and honorary doctorates.
Before joining NYU, Professor Lev held professorial positions at the University of Chicago, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, where he was dean of the business school, and University of California at Berkeley (jointly appointed by the business and law schools). Lev's practical experience includes auditing, and investment banking. He was also a partner in a consulting firm.
Professor Lev received his Bachelor of Accounting degree from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, his Master of Business Administration and his doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago.
Ajay Maindiratta is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He holds a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Professor Maindiratta's research interests include Production analysis and productivity measurement; Cost management, performance evaluation and management control; Information economics and agency theory; and Environmental management accounting.
He was Co-Principal Investigator for "Green Ledgers", a project on Environmental Accounting for Management Decision Support and Control sponsored by World Resources Inc. and several large corporations including Dow Chemical, Novartis, and SC Johnson, and has published in a wide range of journals including Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Management Science, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Most recently his research has focused on the origins of and reporting for economies of scope in the multiproduct firm.
Professor Maindiratta teaches Financial & Managerial Accounting and Tax Strategy courses and is active in Executive Education. He was awarded the Ely Kushel award for innovations in teaching, and also was recipient of the NEC Faculty Fellowship and the Heyman Foundation Faculty Fellowship at the Stern School of Business.
Xiaojing Meng joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2011.
Professor Meng's research interests include financial reporting, corporate governance and debt covenants. She is particularly interested in how different parties strategically communicate their information, and how accounting information is used in firms' and investors' decision-making processes. Her current work examines how analysts' reputational concerns affect their incentives to acquire information.
Professor Meng received a B.A. in Economics from the Central University of Finance and Economics, and an M.A. in Accounting from Beijing University. She expects to receive a Ph.D. in Accounting from Columbia Business School.
Joshua Ronen is a professor of accounting at New York University Stern School of Business and co-editor of the Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting. Professor Ronen teaches courses in managerial accounting, financial accounting, advanced topics in financial accounting, and financial statements analysis.
Professor Ronen has been with NYU Stern for nearly 40 years. His primary research areas include capital markets, disclosure, earning management, economic impact of accounting rules and regulations, financial reporting, legal liability of firms, transfer pricing, agency theory, corporate governance, and fair valuation. Professor Ronen has written numerous books including Accounting and Financial Globalization, Off-Balance Sheet Activities, Entrepreneurship, Smoothing Income Numbers: Objectives, Means and Implications, and Earnings Management. He has been published in many academic journals including and publications including The New York Times, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Abacus, Management Science, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, and Journal of Financial Markets. In addition to his work at NYU Stern, Professor Ronen has lectured at University of Canterbury, Tel-Aviv University, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, National University of Mexico, University of Toronto, University of Chicago, Hebrew University, and London School of Economics among many others. He has also been a consultant for numerous organizations, including especially law firms as expert witness in the area of securities litigation. His suggestions for reform in the accounting profession have received critical acclaim by legislators and in the media.
Professor Ronen received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting at Hebrew University in Israel, and his Doctor of Philosophy from Stanford University. Professor Ronen is also a licensed C.P.A. in Israel.
Stephen G. Ryan is the KPMG Faculty Fellow, Professor of Accounting, and Director of the Accounting Doctoral Program at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Ryan teaches two unique financial accounting and analysis courses developed at Stern: Analysis of Financial Institutions and Financial Instruments (MBA program) and Accounting for Financial Instruments (MS in Accounting program). He also teaches in the doctoral program.
Professor Ryan has been at Stern since 1990. His primary research areas include accounting measurement, accounting-based valuation and risk assessment, and financial reporting by financial institutions and for financial instruments. Professor Ryan has published in numerous journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting Horizons and Financial Analysts Journal. He is also the author of Financial Instruments and Institutions: Accounting and Disclosure Rules, first edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2002) and second edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2007). Before joining Stern, Professor Ryan worked at Yale School of Organization and Management and Bain and Company.
Professor Ryan is actively involved in financial accounting standards setting. He currently serves on the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Liabilities and Equity Resource and Financial Institutions Advisory groups. Until 2003, he was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, the advisory body for the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He has also previously chaired the American Accounting Association's Financial Accounting Standards and Financial Reporting Issues Conference committees. Professor Ryan served as the editor of the Review of Accounting Studies from 2006-2011.
Professor Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and his Doctor of Philosophy in business from Stanford University.
Ron Shalev joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting, Taxation and Business Law in September 2012, after being a Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting during the 2011-12 academic year.
Professor Shalev's research interests include the causes and effects of mergers and acquisitions, intangible assets, and the effect of performance measures in compensation contracts on managerial discretion and accounting choices.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Shalev was an Assistant Professor in the Accounting department of Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis. Previously, he held a number of executive positions; the most recent were chief financial officer of Goldnet Communications and chief executive officer of CreditGuard, both in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Professor Shalev received an L.L.B. in Law and an M.A. in Economics from The Hebrew University, an I.E.M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Accounting from Columbia University.
Amal Shehata joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting in September 2015, after having been an adjunct professor at the School since 2008. She teaches courses in financial accounting and auditing.
Michael Tang joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2012.
Professor Tang's research interests center on corporate disclosure as it relates to capital market participants such as financial analysts. He is particularly interested in investigating the rationales behind earnings guidance and how market participants understand these rationales. His current research explores guidance consistency, a new dimension of voluntary disclosure in accounting research.
Professor Tang received a B.A. in Finance from Fudan University. He received an M.S. in Applied Economics and a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Rochester.
Hao Xue joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2013.
Professor Xue's research applies fully rational, economics-based models to observed accounting practices and institutions that conventional thinking and existing theories have difficulties explaining. In a recent paper studying financial analysts, Professor Xue reconciled independent analysts' disciplining role over affiliated analysts' biased forecasting behavior with the observed herding behavior among financial analysts.
Professor Xue received a B.A. in Accounting from Wuhan University in China, an M.S. from Fuhan University in China, and a Ph.D. in Accounting from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Paul Zarowin is a Professor of Accounting at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Professor Zarowin earned his B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1981 and 1985. He has won numerous research awards, including the New York University Presidential Fellowship, the Peat Marwick National Research Fellowship, and the Glucksman Institute Fellowship.
Professor Zarowin's research focuses on the relation between stock market prices and financial accounting data. He has studied how and why this relation varies over time and across firms, and how factors such as firms, regulators, and the economic environment affect the relation. Professor Zarowin's recent work deals with the extent to which stock prices reflect firms' future prospects, and how this is affected by firm's disclosures, accounting choices, and regulations.
Professor Zarowin has published articles in a wide range of journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, theJournal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, the Review of Accounting Studies, The Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He teaches Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting and Analysis in the undergraduate and MBA programs at the Stern School.