Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017-Present
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011-2017
Individual judgment and decision making in accounting and auditing contexts
Linguistic features of financial reporting
Real effects of financial reporting
Behavioral Research in Accounting
Auditor, 2005-2006, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Analyst, 2004-2005, Asset Management Department, Renmin University of China
Recent Honors & Awards
Isenberg School of Management College Outstanding Researcher Award, May 2013
Isenberg School of Management College Research Excellence Award, May 2014
Fair Value Accounting and Managers Hedging Decisions. with Hun-Tong Tan and Wei Chen. 2013. Journal of Accounting Research 51(1): 67-103.
The Effects of Guidance Frequency and Guidance Goal on Managerial Decisions. with Hun-Tong Tan. 2013. Journal of Accounting Research 51 (3):673-700.
When the Use of Positive Language Backfires: The Joint Effect of Language Sentiment, Readability, and Investor Sophistication on Earnings Judgments. with Hun-Tong Tan and Bo Zhou. 2014. Journal of Accounting Research 52 (1): 273-302.
How does Readability Influence Investors Judgments? Consistency of Benchmark Performance Matters. with Hun-Tong Tan and Bo Zhou. 2015. The Accounting Review 90 (1): 371-393.