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  • PhD Business Administration, Arizona State University
  • BS Business Administration, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I, ACCT3220

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial accounting
  • Capital markets​
  • Earnings management
  • Corporate governance
  • Distressed firm reporting
  • Earnings manipulation
  • Earnings Components
  • Earnings persistence

Professional History

Academic Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Denver, June 2010 - present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver, August 2010 - May 2011
  • Assistant Professor, Wichita State University, August 2007 - August 2010
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Utah, July 2006 - June 2007
  • Graduate Assistant, Arizona State University, August 2000 - May 2006
  • Adjunct Instructor, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Spring 2000

Selected Publications

  • "Perceptions of Positive Politics and Their Impact on organizational Outcomes," Journal of Applied Social Psychology, In press. (with D.B. Fedor, Mo Maslyn and S Farmer)
  • “The Persistence and Market Valuation of Recurring Nonrecurring Items,” The Accounting Review 85 (September): 1577-1615.  (with Bill Cready, University of Texas-Dallas, and Tom Lopez, University of Alabama)
  • ​​“Negative Special Items and Future Earnings: Expense Transfer or Real Improvements?” The Accounting Review 87 (July): 1165-1195  (with Bill Cready, University of Texas-Dallas, and Tom Lopez, University of Alabama)
  • “Board composition, outside director ownership, and bankruptcy outcomes.”  Advances in Accounting 28 (December): 270-278.​ (with Dahlia Robinson, University of South Florida, and Michael Robinson, University of Tampa)

Academic and Professional Activities

  • ​Executive Director, Accounting Career Awareness Program for NABA-Wichita
    • ​All aspects of planning and executing a four-day residency program for minority high school students prospectively interested in accounting.
  • Treasurer, Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Chair, Education Committee.
      • Coordinated Shadow Day with local high school students visiting member businesses.
      • Instituted and expanded scholarship program aimed at first generation Hispanic college students.
      • Planned monthly seminar series for WHCC members.
  • Presenter, Career Day at Wichita North High School, 2008
    • Discussed accounting as a career with sophomores.
  • Mentor, Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas, business plan competition at Wichita South High School, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
  • Volunteer, Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1997-2000
  • Mentor, Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation, 1999-2000

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