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Faculty

Like our students, our faculty members have come to Fisher from all over the world, many from the most prestigious universities in the United States. They believe in the quality of our student-faculty interaction, our unique style of experiential learning, and our top-notch reputation for research. Fisher’s student-faculty ratio is an impressive 3-to-1, a factor our students cite time and time again as a key ingredient in their academic experiences.

Meet Some of Our Faculty

Anil Arya

Professor Arya’s research has developed insights about accounting practices and highlighted the unique role played by accounting numbers in decentralized organizations. In the classroom, he demonstrates how accounting is more than a collection of rules by highlighting the underlying economic forces that influence this dynamic field. Read Anil Arya's full biography

Anne L. Beatty

This Deloitte and Touche Professor of Accounting is an expert in the economic effects of accounting. Professor Beatty’s research focuses on the importance of accounting in debt contracting and bank capital regulation and has been published in a number of journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research and Journal of Financial Economics. Read Anne L. Beatty's full biography

John C. Fellingham

As the H.P. Wolfe Chair in Accounting, Professor Fellingham has used formal theory in his research to examine accounting in a variety of economic contexts. He is particularly interested in the role of accounting in enduring economic relationships. Professor Fellingham’s articles have been published in a variety of academic journals, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Finance, Management Science, National Tax Journal and Rand Journal of Economics. Read John C. Fellingham's full biography

Brian Mittendorf

Professor Mittendorf's research interests involve how incentives influence and are influenced by accounting practices. His current research concerns motivational considerations in commonly confronted accounting and operational choices. Recent articles have appeared in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Marketing Science, and RAND Journal of Economics. He also serves on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. Read Brian Mittendorf's full biography

Prakash R. Mulchandani

With more than 30 years of experience in industry, Professor Mulchandani brings extensive knowledge of the “real world” toward teaching in the business curriculum. He has taught courses in financial, managerial, and cost accounting, as well as corporate strategy. At Rockwell International, he had assignments in several functional areas of the company, including finance, accounting, materials/logistics, and manufacturing. He was also named president of the Commercial Vehicle Systems Business. Read Prakash R. Mulchandani's full biography

Darren Roulstone

Professor Roulstone conducts research on the role of information intermediaries in capital markets. He publishes in, and is a reviewer for, a variety of accounting, finance, and legal journals. He currently serves on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting Research. Read Darren Rouldstone's full biography

Eric E. Spires

Professor Spires’ current research is focused on decision making, both in accounting and auditing contexts. His articles have appeared in The Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Organizational Behavior, and Human Decision Processes and others. Read Eric E. Spires' full biography

Patrick A. Turner

Prior to joining Fisher, Turner spent 26 years in public accounting and was an audit partner with Arthur Andersen LLP. He served as overall engagement partner with responsibility for providing financial statement audit and other attestation and assurance services to numerous public and closely held companies. He is a certified public accountant and teaches courses in both the undergraduate and MAcc programs. Read Patrick A. Turner's full biography

David D. Williams

Professor Williams’ current research focuses on audit services selection, audit pricing, corporate governance, and auditor independence. He has published in several academic journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Auditing & Finance, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Professor Williams is a certified public accountant and was a senior accountant on the audit staff of Ernst & Young. Read David D. Williams' full biography

Tzachi Zach

Professor Zach’s research interests include financial reporting and its relation to capital markets, earnings management, managerial incentives, and empirical accrual models. His research has been published in the Review of Accounting Studies and Journal of Accounting and Economics. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Accounting Studies, and Journal of Finance. Read Tzachi Zach's full biography