Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis
Yetman was trained at the University of North Carolina, where she earned a Ph.D. in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.
Professor Yetman is an expert in the areas of financial accounting and valuation, the role of information in security markets, and non-profit accounting and tax issues. Her current for-profit sector research is focused on capital markets, specifically the reaction of individuals such as stock market investors to financial statements and other information signals from companies and markets. In her recent non-profit sector research, Professor Yetman explores the usefulness of financial disclosures in decision making. This analysis includes how low-quality data reported in financial disclosures impact its value and how regulatory and market-influenced governance have made such data more useful in decision making. Professor Yetman’s work has been published in leading academic accounting and economic journals. She teaches a core MBA course in financial accounting.