Keval Amin's primary research interest is archival auditing. Particularly, his studies examine the economic consequences of audit outputs, audit pricing, and the public accounting industry as a whole. Professor Amin’s research interests have motivated his teaching of External Auditing, Advanced Auditing, Internal Auditing, Financial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting.
Charles Barragato concentrates his research in the areas of taxation, financial reporting, and agency issues associated with the nonprofit sector. He has presented at numerous conferences and has published articles in a host of academic and practitioner journals. Dr. Barragato currently serves as an outside reviewer for Voluntas, and also provides commentary on tax and accounting issues to The Journal of Taxation, The Wall Street Journal, The Long Island Business News, The Trusted Professional and TheStreet.com.
Christie Comunale is an award-winning researcher in the areas of taxpayer and auditor judgment and decision making, and the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit process. In addition, she has conducted research in the application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and related techniques to current issues in business and public policy. Dr. Comunale has presented her research at numerous American Accounting Association meetings and has published in competitive peer-reviewed journals.
Qian Feng's research focuses on the economic consequences of strategic alignment of human resources and leadership, determinants of performance and compensation, data breach and executive turnover. She also conducts research on the Adoption of XBRL and its economic implications.
Francis Kim's research has been focused on security analysts' earnings forecasts, corporate political connections, corporate governance, corporate tax aggressiveness, textual analysis and auditing. His work has been published in accounting, finance and international business journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Market, Financial Analysts Journal, and Journal of International Business Studies.
Zhifeng Yang's research interests include corporate governance, finance, and auditing issues in emerging markets. Dr. Yang has published in all top four accounting journals - Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Dr. Yang is an associate editor of China Journal of Accounting Research and he is a member of the editorial board of China Journal of Accounting Studies.