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Susan (Machuga) Wahab

Affiliated Expert


PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1996
MBA, University of Hartford, 1991
BS, Rider University, 1986

Professional Experience

Senior Internal Auditor, Aetna, Corp., 1991-1992
Accounting Supervisor, Tomassetti, Cummings & Kulas, 1987-1991
Staff Auditor, Ernst & Young, 1986-1987

Academic Appointments

Professor of Accounting, University of Hartford, 7/2014-Present
Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Hartford, 9/2009-6/2014
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Hartford, 9/2006-8/2009
Associate Professor of Accounting, Central Connecticut State University, 9/2002-8/2006
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 9/1996-8/2002

Recent Honors / Awards

Best Paper Award from the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, 2007

Teaching Interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Satement Analysis and Valuation
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting I, II

Selected Publications

Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. 2015. "How Analysts and Whisperers Use Fundamental Accounting Signals to Make Quarterly EPS Forecasts", with Karen Teitel and Bernard Morzuch. pp 1-22.

Journal of Asian Economics. 2015. "An Examination of Co-movements of India's Stock and Bond Markets", with Bharat Kolluri and Mahmoud Wahab. pp. 39-56

"Co-movements of U.S. and Asian Equity Markets: Evidence from Asymmetric and Time-Varying Coefficients", (with Profs. Bharat Kolluri and Mahmoud Wahab), Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, Forthcoming 2013.

"Evidence of Earnings Management and Managers' Choice of Actuarial Assumptions for the Accounting of Retiree Health Care Costs", (with Profs. Karen Teitel and Ann Costello), Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, Forthcoming 2013.

"Do Earnings Lie? - A Case Demonstrating Legally-Permissible Manipulation of Corporate Net Income", (with Prof. James Bannister), Journal of Accounting and Finance, Forthcoming 2013.