Prior to joining the University of Utah, Steve was a member of the faculty at INSEAD and the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He received his PhD in Accounting from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Accounting from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Northern Iowa. In 1993 he received the third highest score in the United States on the uniform Certified Public Accountant exam. Before joining academia he served as a compensation and benefits consultant in the tax division of Arthur Andersen.
Steve’s research focuses on two related issues: (1) the role of accounting and non-accounting information in the fundamental analysis process and (2) the economic causes and consequences of alternative disclosure policies/regimes. He has published articles in leading academic journals including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Review of Accounting Studies, and The Accounting Review. He also published the monograph “Financial Statement Analysis and Earnings Forecasting in Foundations in Trends in Accounting®️.” He is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting and the Review of Accounting Studies. In