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​Faculty and Research

Like all Olin faculty, accounting faculty members conduct world-class research. The focus of that research is in three overall areas – analysis and preparation of financial statements, auditing, and managerial accounting – and covers a variety of subjects.

Some faculty members focus on disclosure issues related to the role of financial information in capital markets, both domestic and international. Others examine the effects of legal institutions on the credibility of information produced and used in such markets and the resulting effects on economic performance. The Accounting faculty at Olin have been published in important journals, including:
  • Journal of Accounting Research
  • The Accounting Review
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
  • Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance
  • Contemporary Accounting Research


Mahendra Gupta
Dean and Geraldine J. and Robert L.
Virgil Professor of Accounting & Management
PhD, Stanford University

Endowed Professors

Richard M. Frankel

Beverly and James Hance Professor of Accounting
PhD, Stanford University

Ronald R. King

Myron Northrop Professor of Accounting
PhD, University of Arizona

Associate Professors

Xiumin Martin

PhD, University of Missouri–Columbia

Assistant Professors

Kimball Chapman

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Jared Jennings

PhD, University of Washington

Zachary Kaplan

PhD, University of Chicago

Kevin Koharki

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Zawadi Lemayian

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Senior Lecturers

Thomas D. Fields

PhD, Northwestern University

Mark E. Soczek

ABD, Northwestern University

Adjunct and Other Faculty

Amy Choy

PhD, Washington University

Micah Frankel

PhD, University of Arizona

Nevada Kent IV

BSBA, Tennessee Technical University

Mark P. McLaren

MBA, Columbia University

Tim Petron

MA, Saint Louis University

Jeff Plunkett

JD, St. Louis University

Professors Emeriti

Nicholas Dopuch

Hubert C. & Dorothy R. Moog Professor Emeritus of Accounting

Robert L. Virgil Jr.

Dean Emeritus of the John M. Olin Business School and Professor Emeritus of Accounting