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Samuel Bonsall

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Professor Bonsall joined the Fisher College of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Management Information Systems in 2012. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting) from The Pennsylvania State University. He also holds an M.S. degree in Business Administration (Accounting) and a B.S. degree in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to his doctoral work, he worked for Bates White, LLC, an economic litigation consulting firm in Washington, DC, providing expert support for clients in large scale civil litigation.

Professor Bonsall has taught intermediate financial accounting to undergraduate students, as well as introductory financial accounting to full-time and executive MBA students. His primary research interests are in the areas of information intermediaries, particularly the performance of credit rating agencies, and corporate disclosure, particularly the application of natural language processing techniques to corporate financial reports.

Areas of Expertise

  • Information intermediaries
  • Corporate disclosure
  • Off-balance sheet transactions

Education

  • PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
  • MS, The Pennsylvania State University
  • BS, The Pennsylvania State University
AMIS 4200 - Advanced Financial Accounting

Advanced topics in financial reporting; may include accounting for multi-corporate business entities, international operations, and government and not-for-profit organizations.