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Sophia J.W. Hamm

Assistant Professor of Accounting and MIS

phone: (614) 292-2529
address: 428 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • MSE, University of Pennsylvania
  • BBA, Seoul National University

Areas of Expertise

  • Capital Markets
  • Disclosure, Information Asymmetry, Cost of Capital
  • Index Trading
  • Information intermediaries


  • AMIS 3201 - Financial Accounting II
    Theory and application of accounting techniques to record and report financial information;asset and liability valuation; income measurement; second of two-course sequence.


Professor Hamm joined the Fisher college of Business as a visiting assistant professor of Accounting and Management Information Systems in 2010. She arrived from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business where she taught introductory financial accounting and received her Ph.D. in Accounting. At the Fisher College of Business, she teaches intermediate financial accounting. Professor Hamm’s primary research interests include the role of accounting reporting in the capital markets, information intermediaries, information asymmetry and cost of capital, index trading and investors, and earnings management. Her research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research. Prior to her doctoral work, she worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Korea.