Research Expertise: Empirical analysis of quantitative and qualitative field-based data as well as survey data to study performance management and cost accounting in and at the boundaries of the firm (e.g., lean production, supplier performance management, customer profitability and lean consumption), integration of strategy, operations management and management accounting practices, and design of cost accounting systems, cost allocation mechanisms, and cost-based transfer pricing policy
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Research Expertise: Accounting, accounting and financial theory, evaluation of accounting methods, financial information and disclosures
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Marybeth Kavanagh joined the Graduate School of Management as a lecturer in 2018 after spending 30 years with IBM Corporation leading numerous software development and technical consulting engagements. Kavanagh’s clients included Fortune 100 firms, Public Sector accounts, and international clients, each with a unique set of business challenges and transformational opportunities.
Research Expertise: Accounting, cost-effectiveness of online education, healthcare costs, corporate crime and misconduct
A recognized expert on managerial accounting, Professor Emeritus Michael Maher is also an authority on corporate crime (e.g., fraud, bribery, antitrust). He develops profiles on companies and managers that commit corporate misconduct, and studies and lectures on corporate ethics and the responsibilities of business and auditors to stakeholders.
Research Expertise: International financial reporting issues and corporate governance, including the role of internal control and auditing in the development of high quality financial information.
A former practicing Certified Public Accounting (CPA), Hollis Skaife earned her master’s and Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Iowa. She has taught various accounting courses at the undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. levels and currently teaches financial accounting to Master of Professional Accountancy and MBA students.
Research Expertise: Financial and tax accounting
Will Snyder is the executive director of the UC Davis Master of Professional Accountancy program.
Before joining UC Davis in 2012, Snyder served as a full-time member of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University (SDSU) for the past 24 years. Prior to that, he was an adjunct faculty at SDSU as well as a partner with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. He was also a professor at the University of Southern California, his alma mater, from 1992 to 1994.
Research Expertise: Forensic Accounting
Keith Weissglass joined the Graduate School of Management as a lecturer in Winter 2018. He brings to the GSM a wide range of marketing and consulting experience spanning the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
Weissglass has served in foundational leadership roles at two high-growth B2B software companies, where he specializes in product marketing. He currently runs a consulting practice that provides business strategy and marketing services to early-stage technology startups and social businesses.
Research Interests: Financial reporting, financial analysts, corporate disclosures, auditor/audit firm networks and the role of the audit committee
Assistant Professor Paul Wong worked for Crowe Horwath (formerly Crowe Chizek) from 2007–11 as a senior staff auditor in the not-for-profit and higher education group.
Research Expertise: Accounting, financial reporting and valuation
Research Expertise: Accounting, response of nonprofit organizations to economic incentives