Auditing and the Accounting Profession
Intermediate Tax Reporting and Analysis
Advanced Tax Reporting and Analysis
Areas of Expertise
Financial and tax accounting
“To be a successful accountant, you have to be a dynamic person, a global thinker. Our program is re-defining graduate accounting education, and I am enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge and experience with our students, motivating them to learn, understand and ultimately thrive.”
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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Crystal Coleman is an assurance principal with CliftonLarsonAllen, a top ten national accounting firm.
Lecturer John D. Hancock provides valuation consulting services in civil and business litigation through economic and financial analysis. He also teaches at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as a visiting professor.
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: The development of persuasive, professional speaking and writing skills for business, and the use of critical thinking protocols that optimize decision.making
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: 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: Information technology, data mining, e-marketing and e-commerce
Research Expertise: Accounting, financial reporting and valuation
Tax Reporting and Analysis
Corporate tax, income tax, U.S. and international financial accounting, nonprofit accounting and tax issues and international financial accounting, nonprofit accounting and tax issues
“Now, more than ever, transparent and proper accounting disclosures are important for the functioning of markets. Accountants are the trusted ‘score keepers’ relied upon by so many to provide accurate and truthful information. I seek to instill this sense of larger social obligation into my students, to teach them not only the technical accounting rules, but also where those rules came from and why they matter.”