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Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

Zheng, Xiaochuan

Xiaochuan Zheng

Associate Professor, Accounting
Faculty Suite J, Room 107

Xiao received his PhD from Drexel University. His research activities focus on the role of financial reporting in capital markets, corporate governance and financial reporting quality.

AIS, Financial Accounting

Audit Markets, Accounting Information Systems, Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting Quality

  • American Accounting Association
  • 2017, Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Research
  • 2017, Research Merit Award
  • 2015, Research Merit Award
  • 2014, PWC INQuires Grant
  • 2013, NASBA Accounting Education Research Grant
  • 2013, Outstanding Author Contribution Award
  • 2013, Research Merit Award
  • 2007, Teaching Award
  • 2005, AAA Doctoral Consortium Fellow
  • 2003, Phi Kappa Phi
  • 2002, Honors Fellowship

Bline, D., Perreault, S., Zheng, X., An exploratory examination of order effects on CPA exam passage timeliness, Journal of Accounting Education , 2016.

Bline, D., Perreault, S., Zheng, X., Do Accounting Faculty Characteristics Impact CPA Exam Performance? An Investigation of Nearly 700,000 Examinations , Issues in Accounting Education, 2016.

Cullinan, C., Du, H., Zheng, X., Size Variables in Audit Fee Models: An Examination of the Effects of Alternative Mathematical Transformations, Auditing: a journal of practice & theory, 2016.

Precourt, E., Cullinan, C., Zheng, X., Portfolio Liquidity and Share Turnover of Closed-end Mutual Funds, American Journal of Finance and Accounting.

Bline, D., Gainor, M., Zheng, X., The Effect of Active Learning Activities on Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Application, Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 2018.

Cullinan, C., Zheng, X., Accounting Outsourcing and Audit Lag, Managerial Auditing Journal, 2017.

Cullinan, C., Zheng, X., Precourt, E., Is There a Relationship Between the Liquidity of Closed-End Funds’ Portfolios, Fund Ownership by Smaller Investors and the Liquidity of the Funds’ Shares?, Research in Finance, 2016.

Cullinan, C., Zheng, X., Outsourcing accounting information systems: Evidence from closed-end mutual fund families, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 2015.

Gainor, M., Bline, D., Zheng, X., Teaching internal control through active learning, Journal of Accounting Education , 2014.

Zheng, X., Cullinan, C., Valuation scepticism, liquidity benefits and closed-end fund premiums/discounts: evidence from fair value disclosures, Accounting & Finance, 2014.

Du , H., Vasarhelyi, M., Zheng, X., XBRL Mandate: Thousands of Filing Errors and So What? , Journal of Information Systems, 2013.

Roohani, S., Zheng, X., Determinants of the Deficiency of XBRL Mandatory Filings, International Research Journal of Applied Finance, 2013.

Chandar, N., Chang, H., Zheng, X., Overlapping Memberships on Audit and Compensation Committees: Effect on Board Governance and Earnings Quality, Review of Accounting and Finance, 2012.

Du, H., Zheng, X., Cullinan, C., Barriers to entry to the big firm audit market: Evidence from market reaction to switches to second Tier audit firms in the post-sox period, Research in Accounting Regulation, 2012.

Roush, P. B., Zheng, X., Cullinan, C., CEO/Chair duality in the Sarbanes-Oxley era: Board independence versus unity of command. , Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, 2012.

Zheng, X., Cullinan, C., Asset Liquidity and Mutual Fund Management Fees: Evidence from Closed-End Mutual Funds, Accounting and Finance Research, 2012.

song, s., Zheng, X., Roles between growth and flexibility options in the investment decisions of multinational firms: Implications for corporate governance, International Journal of Management, 2011.

Ablanedo, j., gao, h., Alidaee, B., Wang, H., Zheng, X., Efficiency of Chinese Ports: A Financial Ratio Based Data Envelopment Analysis Approach, Expert Systems- The Journal of Knowledge Engineering, 2010.

Zheng, X., Cullinan, C., Compensation/audit committee overlap and the design of compensation systems, International Journal of Disclosure and governance, 2009.