Current Students

Heba Abdel-Rahim

Email

habdelrahim1@gsu.edu

Phone

(office) 404-413-7200

Entered Ph.D. Program

Fall 2011 (currently ABD, dissertation proposal defended April 13, 2015)

Research Interests

managerial accounting, experimental economics, behavioral research

Teaching Interests

managerial accounting

Currently Works with

Douglas E. Stevens (dissertation chair), Michael Majerczyk, Jeffrey Hales (Georgia Tech University)

Bio

Heba earned her bachelor of commerce degree from Assiut University in Egypt, and her master of accounting degree from the University of Florida. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, she worked as a lecturer assistant at Sadat Academy for Management Sciences in Egypt. Heba’s experimental research examines the effects of managerial accounting systems and practices (e.g., participative budgeting, cost estimation, performance measurement, and evaluation) on behavior and decision-making within the firm. Her research has received funding from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR).

Achievements & Awards

  • 2013-2016 CEAR Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2015 Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Award
  • 2014 IMA Summer Scholarship Award
  • 2008 BI-National Fulbright Commission Scholarship
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Research

Dissertation

“The Effect of Risk Management Systems on Honesty in Managerial Reporting: An Experimental Examination.” (Received IMA Research Foundation Doctoral Grant) Dissertation Chair: Douglas E. Stevens

Working Papers

  • “The Effect of Information System Precision on Honesty in Managerial Reporting: An Experimental Examination Incorporating Operating Uncertainty.” (with Douglas E. Stevens)
  • “Positive and Negative Effects of Disaggregated Reporting: An Experimental Examination of Managerial Opportunism and Capital Investment” (with Jeffrey Hales and Douglas E. Stevens)


Yuzhou Chen

Email

ychen83@student.gsu.edu

Phone

(office) 404-413-7232
(home) 607-761-2756

Entered Ph.D. Program

Fall 2015

Research Interests

auditing, financial accounting, archival research

Teaching Interests

financial accounting

Currently Works with

Quinn T. Swanquist, Curtis E. Mullis

Bio

Yuzhou earned his bachelor of finance degree from Wuhan University of Technology in China and his master of accounting degree from Binghamton University.


Ta-Tung (Stephanie) Cheng

Email

tcheng3@student.gsu.edu

Phone

(office) 404-413-7232

Entered Ph.D. Program

Fall 2015

Research Interests

managerial accounting, behavioral research

Teaching Interests

managerial accounting

Currently Works with

Xiaohua Fang, Flora Zhou

Bio

Stephanie earned her bachelor of commerce degree from National Chengchi University in Taiwan and her master of accounting degree from the Michigan State University. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, she worked as an assurance associate at E&Y accounting firm in Taiwan.


Hao (Alan) He

Email

hhe4@student.gsu.edu

Phone

(cell) 404-375-0486

Entered Ph.D. Program

Fall 2015

Research Interests

managerial accounting, experimental economics, behavioral research

Teaching Interests

managerial accounting

Bio

Alan earned a B.S. in mathematics and an M.B.A. in finance prior to joining Georgia State University, where he earned his master of professional accountancy. He previously worked as a data analyst at the People’s Bank of China. Alan’s managerial research examines cognitive processes of decision-making in a firm context and effects of managerial accounting systems.

Achievements and Awards

2014 Henry F. Stabler Award


Nian (Vic) Lim Lee

Email

nlee25@gsu.edu

Phone

(cell) 404-413-7200

Entered Ph.D. Program

Fall 2014

Research Interests

financial accounting, corporate social responsibility

Teaching Interests

financial accounting, cost accounting, business ethics

Currently Works with

Sean Cao

Bio

Vic earned his bachelor of science in business administration (marketing) from Auburn University, Alabama. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, he worked in sales and business development in the aviation industry.

Conferences Attended

  • Southeast Summer Accounting Research Conference (SESARC) 2015
  • Graduate Accounting Research Conference at Emory (GRACE) 2015
  • Conference on Financial, Economics and Accounting (CFEA) 2014


Alice Muncy

Email

amuncy1@student.gsu.edu

Phone

(home) 229-588-6889

Entered Ph.D. Program

Fall 2015

Research Interests

auditing, behavioral and experimental research , healthcare accounting

Teaching Interests

auditing, healthcare accounting, financial accounting

Currently Works with

Jeremy Lill, Carlo D’Augusta

Bio

Alice earned her BBA in accounting from Valdosta State University in 2011, and her master’s in accountancy from the same school in 2012. In 2014, she earned her CPA license. Alice worked as an auditor for a national CPA firm in the area of healthcare and governmental accountability before joining the Ph.D program. Alice’s interests are in behavioral auditing and decision making.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2011 Costal Georgia CPA Association Rising Graduate Student Award
  • 2011 President’s Award for Academic Excellence
  • 2011 Suma-Cum Laude
  • 2010 Beta Gama Sigma Honorary Society
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Bei Shi

Email

bshi2@gsu.edu

Phone

(office) 404-413-7200

Entered Ph.D. Program

Fall 2014

Research Interests

managerial accounting, experimental economics, behavioral research

Teaching Interests

managerial accounting

Bio

Bei earned her bachelor of business administration from Jilin University in China and her master of science in accounting from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, she worked as an intern at China EverBright Bank and at a local public accounting firm in China.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2014 The MS in Accounting Academic Excellence Award
  • 2009-2010 China National Scholarship


Stuart Manito Smith

Email

ssmith250@gsu.edu

Phone

(office) 404-413-7200

Entered Ph.D. Program

Fall 2012 (currently ABD)

Research Interests

managerial accounting, experimental economics, behavioral research

Teaching Interests

managerial accounting, financial accounting

Currently Works with

Douglas E. Stevens (dissertation chair)

Bio

Stuart earned his bachelor of science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, he worked as an auditor for PWC and Grant Thornton, before becoming accounting analyst at APCO. Stuart’s experimental research examines how economic incentives provided by managerial accounting systems interact with social norms to affect manager and employee behavior within a firm. Stuart is also a former U.S. Army infantryman and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Achievements & Awards

  • 2012-2016 KPMG Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2015-2016 PhD Project ADSA President
  • 2010 CPA certificate

Research

Dissertation

“Can a Code of Ethics Improve Productivity under Tournament Based Compensation”
Dissertation Chair: Douglas E. Stevens

Working Papers

“The Joint Effect of Accounting System Precision and Cheap Talk on Agency Conflicts in a Multi-Period Setting” (with Douglas E. Stevens)

Paper Presentations

  • 2015 Graduate Research in Accounting Conference at Emory University (Aug. 17)
  • 2015 PhD Project ADSA Annual Meeting in Chicago (Aug. 9)


James C. Wilhelm

Email

jwilhelm3@gsu.edu

Phone

(office) 404-413-7200

Entered Ph.D. Program

Fall 2014

Research Interests

managerial accounting, risk in accounting-related agency models, experimental economics

Teaching Interests

managerial accounting, financial accounting

Currently Works with

Douglas E. Stevens, Ivo Tafkov, Michael Majerczyk

Bio

James earned a bachelor’s in chemistry, bachelor’s in accounting and master’s in accounting, all from Binghamton University. He spent two years in an accounting doctoral program before transferring to Georgia State University in the fall of 2014. Before that, he worked as an inventory and payroll manager for a small business in upstate New York. James expects to be ABD by the fall of 2016 and be on the job market in 2018.

Awards

2015–2016 Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) Scholar

Conferences Attended

  • CEAR – Huebner Summer Risk Institute
    July 2015 at Georgia State University
  • Southeast Summer Accounting Research Conference
    June 2015 at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Experimental Research in Accounting Conference
    March 2015 at University of Austin, Texas
  • American Accounting Association, Northeast Regional Meeting
    October 2013 in Hartford, Connecticut – Discussant
  • New York Accounting and Finance Forum (NYAFF) – 5th Annual
    September 2013 at Binghamton University

Teaching Experience

ACCT 2101 – Principles of Accounting I (Summer 2015)