I am an assistant professor of accounting and began my academic career at GSU in 2011 after obtaining my Ph.D. from Wayne State University. My primary teaching interests are in financial accounting, financial statement analysis and auditing, and my current research areas of interest include the economic consequences of accounting information, corporate governance, executive compensation and tax avoidance.
Teaching at GSU is interesting and rewarding as I have seen students from diverse background working together, exchanging ideas, succeeding in their classes and paving the way towards future careers in the accounting profession. I especially feel a sense of accomplishment when my teaching and mentoring activities stimulate students’ interests in and appreciation for the study of accounting and help them to grow into capable professionals. One of the most exciting things taking place at GSU in recent years is the transition from a pure teaching school to the balance of teaching and research and the campus-wide increasing appreciation of scholarly activities.
With the rapidly changing business environment and accounting profession, staying at the edge of the profession through ongoing scholarship and integrating innovative research projects into teaching and mentoring have never been more critical. As an active researcher, I have published in several high-quality accounting and finance journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. My papers have made many appearances at the referred national conferences such as Financial Management Association (FMA) and American Accounting Association (AAA). As an acknowledgment of the quality of my research, one of my articles was the recipient of the Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance at the Southwestern Finance Association Meeting in 2011. I also served as ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Banking and Finance. The research activities keep me abreast of the latest developments in the accounting profession and allow me to share my knowledge and experience with my students as they prepare for their careers as capable practitioners and scholars.
Working at GSU allows me the great opportunity to provide service to the college and the department. I have been active in a number of search committees, research review committee, curriculum committee and assurance of learning committee. In addition to helping recruit faculty and staff in other areas, I also served as a search committee chair to coordinate the recruiting process for accounting faculty. The most rewarding part of my committee service is the participation of student learning outcome assessment and the implementation of interventions for the continuous improvement of student learning.
Curriculum Vitae: Dr. Jia