Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Navigate Up
Help (new window)
Sign In

Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

Olin Business SchoolOlin Business School
Home > Academic Programs > PhD > Accounting > Faculty and Research

Faculty and Research

Like all Olin faculty, accounting faculty members conduct world-class research. The focus of that research is in three overall areas – analysis and preparation of financial statements, auditing, and managerial accounting – and covers a variety of subjects.

Some faculty members focus on disclosure issues related to the role of financial information in capital markets, both domestic and international. Others examine the effects of legal institutions on the credibility of information produced and used in such markets and the resulting effects on economic performance. The Accounting faculty at Olin have been published in important journals, including:
  • Journal of Accounting Research
  • The Accounting Review
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
  • Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance
  • Contemporary Accounting Research


Nicholas Dopuch
Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog

Professor Emeritus, Accounting
PhD, University of Illinois
Financial reporting, auditing, regulation of accounting

Richard Frankel
Beverly and James Hance Professor of Accounting
PhD, Stanford University
Accounting-based valuation and voluntary disclosure

Mahendra Gupta
Dean and Geraldine J. and Robert L.
Virgil Professor of Accounting & Management
PhD, Stanford University
Managerial accounting, strategic cost management

Sudarshan Jayaraman
Assistant Professor of Accounting

PhD, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Financial reporting, informed trading and monitoring mechanisms

Jared Jennings
Assistant Professor of Accounting
PhD, University of Washington
Litigation, regulation, financial reporting

Ronald R. King
Myron Northrop Professor of Accounting
PhD, University of Arizona
Experimental market research in the area of economics of information in markets

Xiumin Martin
Assistant Professor of Accounting
PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia
Financial accounting: voluntary disclosure, accounting information in assets valuation

* See faculty by area.