DBA Accounting, University of Kentucky
MBA Accounting, Northern Illinois University
BS Accounting, Northern Illinois University
Certified Public Accountant
Director, Strobel Accounting Honors Program
Faculty Athletic Representative to the Big East Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association
Deloitte Distinguished Professor of Accounting & MIS
Full Professor, DePaul University (1982-Present)
Assistant then tenured Associate Professor, University of Missouri (1976-1982)
Research: The politicalization of auditing and accounting rule making, Substance versus form in the reporting of accounting numbers, Issues and problems involved in establishing a general theory of accounting, Earnings management. Author or co-author of over seventy published academic or professional articles concerning accounting and/or auditing, including, among others, the following: Abacus, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting Horizons, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, and Research in Accounting Regulation.
Illinois CPA Society Outstanding Educator Award (2001)
Ledger & Quill Teaching excellence Award (1998)
Ledger & Quill Excellence Award for Educational Research (1990) (with Elizabeth Murphy and John Ahern)
Selected Professional and Community Services
Member, editorial board of the international accounting journal, Abacus ad hoc reviewer for the following journals: Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Horizons, British Accounting Review, and Advances in Public Interest Accounting.