J. Efrim Boritz, Ph.D., CPA, CA, CISA
Ontario CPAs’ Chair in Accounting in the School of Accounting & Finance
University of Waterloo, School of Accounting and Finance, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Boritz is the founding Director of the University of Waterloo Centre for Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance. He has developed and taught courses in the areas of assurance, information systems, professional judgment and e-business. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, monographs, book chapters and articles in academic and professional journals. His research involves investigating areas of professional practice in external and internal auditing that rely on exercising professional judgment, particularly in the context of information systems. It aims at identifying factors affecting judgment processes and systematic determinants of judgment quality. He is particularly interested in judgment enhancement through improvements in the quality of the information and models used by professionals. He has served as president of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and has received all three of its major awards – the L.S. Rosen Outstanding Educator Award (2006), the George Baxter Distinguished Service Award (2009) and the Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought (2018). He has served on editorial boards, task forces and committees of the AAA, AICPA, CPA Canada, ICPAO, IIA and ISACA, both the Accounting and Auditing Standards Boards of Canada, the Accounting Standards Oversight Council of Canada and the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, from which he received its highest award, the Award of Outstanding Merit (1999). In 2010, he received the CICA’s Bill Swirsky Innovation Leadership Award, and in 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to the development of accounting and auditing standards. He currently serves on several editorial boards and is a member of CPA Canada’s Assurance Innovation Committee and AICPA’s task forces on Trust Services, Information Integrity, and Cybersecurity.
Theophanis C. Stratopoulos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems and PwC Chair at the School of Accounting and Finance University of Waterloo, School of Accounting and Finance, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Theo’s research focus is on financial performance and competitive implications of IT-enabled business strategies and emerging technologies. His research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Management Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. He has developed and delivered national and international training workshops on data analytics and emerging technologies for accounting professors and professionals. He is a member of the CPA Canada–Audit Data Analytics committee. He is guest editor for a special issue on Blockchain and associate editor for the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. Theo is an incoming senior editor for the Journal of Information Systems.
W. Alec Cram, Ph.D., CISA, CISSP
Assistant Professor, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Cram graduated from Queen’s University in 2002 and worked as an IT Audit Manager at Deloitte before completing his MSc (2009) and PhD (2013). He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Dr. Cram was on the faculty of Bentley University from 2013-2019. He teaches accounting information systems classes at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on how information systems control initiatives – primarily associated with cybersecurity and systems development – can contribute to improving the performance of organizational processes. His work has been published in a variety of outlets, including the Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Management, Information Systems Research, and Journal of Information Systems. He also serves as associate editor at the Information Systems Journal.
Mohamed Z. Elbashir, Ph.D., CA
Associate Professor of Accounting, Qatar University, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Doha, Qatar
Dr. Elbashir holds a Ph.D. in accounting and information systems from the University of Melbourne (2007). He had worked at various universities, including the Australian National University, the University of Queensland, the University of Melbourne, and Sudan University of Science and Technology. His research interests are in the areas of management accounting and accounting information systems with a specific focus on the use of business intelligence and analytics to support management accounting and controls systems in both private and public sector organizations. His publications have appeared in top-tier/international journals, such as The Accounting Review, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Information Systems, Accounting and Finance, Public Money & Management, Business Intelligence Systems, and in the proceedings of international conferences including the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), European Accounting Association (EAA) Congress, and American Accounting Association (AAA) Meetings. He received the 2020 Award for the Notable Contribution to AIS literature from the AIS Section of the American Accounting Association. Dr. Elbashir also acts as an ad hoc reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Marc Eulerich, Ph.D., CIA
Professor for Internal Auditing at the Mercator School of Management
University Duisburg-Essen, Department of Internal Audit and Corporate Governance, Essen, Germany
Dr. Eulerich has been a professor at the University since 2011.The professorship is sponsored by the DIIR, German Institute of Internal Auditors, with an explicit focus on Internal Auditing research and teaching. He is program coordinator for the Internal Auditors Education Partnership-Program and chair of the scientific committee of the German IIA. He has published numerous scientific and practitioner articles and books about Corporate Governance, Internal Auditing and Strategy. His research is published in Accounting Horizons, Journal of Information Systems, Accounting History Review, Managerial Auditing Journal, International Journal of Auditing and numerous other journals. Dr. Eulerich also supports the German profession of internal auditors with numerous talks and consulting projects to intensify the relationship between theory and practice.
Graham Gal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business Administration
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Accounting, Amherst, MA, USA
Dr. Gal has been a member of the American Accounting Association since 1980. He has served as president of the AIS and SET sections and has served on the AAA council. In addition to serving on the JIS editorial board, he is also on the editorial board of The International Journal of Auditing Technology and The Journal of Forensic Accounting Research. He served as editor for special issues on continuous auditing and continuous reporting for the Managerial Auditing Journal and cloud computing and blockchains for the Journal of Information Systems. His research interests include business ontologies, specification of internal controls, continuous monitoring, continuous reporting, organizational security policies, corporate social responsibility impact on financial performance, and controls for sustainability reporting. Dr. Gal has been a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Governance, Fraud, Ethics, and Social Responsibility and at MODAV. He has presented his work as a visiting scholar at Chuo University in Tokyo, the University of Sao Paulo, SWUFE in Chengdu, China, Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, China. His work has been published in a number of journals including; Decision Sciences, Expert Systems Review, Journal of Information Systems, The Information Systems Control Journal, Advances in Accounting Information Systems. The International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, The International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Accounting Organizations and Society, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and the Journal of Management Control.
Gregory Gerard, Ph.D, CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting
Florida State University, Department of Accounting, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Dr. Gerard earned his PhD at Michigan State University. His primary research interests are conceptual modeling, and the design, use, and audit of enterprise information systems. He has published in scholarly journals such as Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Review of Accounting and Finance, and Issues in Accounting Education. He was the president of both the Accounting Information Systems Section and the Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section of the American Accounting Association. He was the editor of a special issue of Issues in Accounting Education that focused on information technology. He is currently serving as an editor for Journal of Information Systems and an associate editor for International Journal of Accounting Information Systems.
Jacob Z. Haislip, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Texas Tech University, Department of Accounting, Lubbock, TX, USA
Dr. Haislip received his Ph.D. in business administration (accounting emphasis) from the University of Arkansas in 2014. He teaches the undergraduate Accounting Information Systems course. Dr. Haislip’s research focuses on corporate governance especially as it relates to information technology. His research is published in Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Information Systems, and the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems.
Louise Hayes, Ph.D., CPA, CA
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Guelph, Lang School of Business and Economics, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Hayes teaches accounting, audit, and analytics at the undergraduate and master’s level. She uses various methods, including machine learning and text analytics, to investigate research questions related to internal control and reporting quality. In addition to publishing in the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, she was the guest editor of a special issue of the Managerial Auditing Journal that focused on textual analysis research in professional judgment and decision making, audit and assurance, risk, control, governance, and regulation. She currently serves on the editorial board of Accounting Perspectives. She received her doctoral degree in accounting from the University of Waterloo.
Diane Janvrin, PhD, CPA, CMA, CIA
William Varner Professor of Accounting
Iowa State University, Department of Accounting, Ames, IA, USA
Diane teaches and researches in the areas of auditing and information systems. She was a member of the academic research team examining audit confirmations organized by the PCAOB and AAA, and a team examining voluntary XBRL filings organized by the AAA. She has published in the Journal of Information Systems, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Accounting and the Public Interest, Research in Accounting Regulation, Information and Management, Accounting Horizons, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. Diane earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
Bradley P. Lawson, Ph.D., CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting
Oklahoma State University, Department of Accounting, Stillwater, OK, USA
Dr. Lawson teaches accounting information systems at both the undergraduate and graduate level at OSU and holds the Oscar S. Gellein/Deloitte and Touche Professorship. He has also taught the Introduction to Accounting Research seminar course for OSU’s Accounting Ph.D. program and currently serves as the coordinator for the Ph.D. program. His research interests include auditing, accounting information systems, and corporate governance-related topics. Dr. Lawson’s research articles have been published in Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, Accounting and the Public Interest, Research in Accounting Regulation, Current Issues in Auditing, and Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance. During his time at OSU, he has earned the Phillips 66 Exceptional Service Award and OSU’s Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award. Prior to entering academia, he worked for 10 years as a professional accountant, primarily working in the areas of audit, internal controls, and financial reporting for both public accounting and private firms. Dr. Lawson earned his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University.
Jee-Hae Lim, Ph.D.
Shidler College Distinguished Professor of Accounting
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Accountancy, Honolulu, HI, USA
She received her Ph.D. in accounting from The University of Kansas. Her research interests focus on the impact of AIS events on financial measures in short- and long-term value creation and pre- and post-realized value. Her research has been published in the Communications of the ACM, Contemporary Accounting Research, Information and Management, Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, and others. She is currently an associate editor of International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and serves on the editor of Journal of Information Systems.
Adi Masli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Koch Foundation Fellow
The University of Kansas, School of Business, Lawrence, KS, USA
Adi Masli joined The University of Kansas (KU) School of Business Accounting academic area in 2011 as an assistant professor. In 2017, he received tenure and was promoted to associate professor. He received a bachelor's in accounting and information systems from the University of Arkansas in 2005, and a master's in accounting from the University of Arkansas in 2006. He graduated with a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arkansas in 2011. Masli has been a recipient of The Ernst & Young Center for Auditing Research and Advanced Technology (E&Y CARAT) Fellowship and the Koch Fellowship. His teaching interest is in financial accounting. His research interests include the following topics: external auditing and assurance services, the effect of internal auditing in business organizations, the influence of information technology (IT) on business value and financial reporting, top management teams, executive compensation and labor markets. Adi is also special topic editor for JIS papers on Literature Review and/or Research Synthesis.
Gary F. Peters, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Accounting in the Sam M. Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas, Department of Accounting, Fayetteville, AR, USA
Gary holds the S. Robson Walton Endowed Professorship of Accounting. He received a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Oregon. Gary joined the University of Arkansas in 2003 and served as the Director of the Master of Accounting Program from 2006–2016. Gary’s research and teaching focuses on factors that influence audit risk, accounting disclosure, and corporate governance. Gary’s prior research emphasizes the roles of Audit Committees, External Auditors, and Internal Auditors. Gary’s research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Information Systems, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, as well as cross-discipline studies in journals including MISQ and Journal of Business Ethics. He teaches a Walton College Accounting Colloquium focusing on Ethics and Corporate Governance within the Accounting Profession He previously received the 2018 Honors College Distinguished Faculty Award and the 2016 Outstanding All-Around Faculty Member Award from the Walton College
Robert Pinsker, Ph.D, CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting
Florida Atlantic University, Department of Accounting, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Dr. Pinsker teaches IT Audit, as well as Accounting Information Systems at the undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral level. Dr. Pinsker has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and won back-to-back Behavioral Research in Accounting Best Paper awards. In addition to his Behavioral Research in Accounting publications, he has published in several prestigious journals such as the Journal of Information Systems; International Journal of Accounting Information Systems; Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy; Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance; and Accounting Horizons. Dr. Pinsker received his doctoral degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida in 2002.
Antoinette L. Smith, Ph.D
Worlds Ahead Full Professor and Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra (MBAF) Professor, Florida International University, College of Business, Miami, FL
Dr. Smith is the first Black woman to receive full professorship in the School of Accounting at FIU Business. She holds a PhD. in Business Philosophy from the University of South Florida, where her focus was on accounting information systems, auditing, and identifying fraudulent behavior. Smith, whose background includes four years as senior auditor and fraud detector at the U.S. Air Force Audit Agency, a 10-year career at NASA Langley Research Center and a 2-month career at the Central Intelligence Agency and a summer contractor assignment for KPMG, joined FIU Business in 2006 and teaches a PhD seminar, as well as forensic accounting and accounting information systems. Prior to FIU, she was a professor at Miami University from 2004-2006. In 2019-2020, she served as the first Black president of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. In this role, she led the organization in efforts to support and promote high-quality accredited graduate accounting programs. A list of other firsts includes establishing the first accounting bridge summer program at FIU for high school students and the first South Florida behavioral research symposium and being selected into FIU's first Presidential Leadership Program. In 2017, she served as the first Faculty Fellow in FIU's Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED) and was recognized as one of Miami's Top Black Educators of 2017 by Legacy Miami.
Dr. Smith’s articles have appeared in the International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Information Systems, The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. Her research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, a first for an accounting information systems professor. She is also a successful entrepreneur, the co-owner of two Florida-based storefronts in alternative health.
Tawei Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Driehaus Fellow
DePaul University, Department of Accountancy and Management Information, Chicago, IL, USA
Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University in 2009. His research interests are information security management and IT management. He has published more than 40 articles in several leading journals, including Accounting Horizons, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Management, Information Systems Journal, Information Systems Research, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Information Systems, among others. He mainly teaches analytics and is listed on Fulbright Specialist Roster for developing analytics curriculum for accounting programs. He has been engaging with professionals through various activities, such as the KPMG James Marwick Professor in Residence, a speaker at a chief audit executive roundtable and a panelist at Federal Reserve Bank’s cyber risk workshop.
Associate Professor in Accounting and Coordinator of Accounting Information Systems Programs, University of Technology Sydney, School of Accounting, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Dr. Wieder joined UTS in October 1998 following a six-year appointment as Lecturer at the Department of Industrial Management, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna). His research and supervision activities initially focused on management accounting systems but later expanded into accounting information systems, in particular success factors and performance implications of Enterprise Systems (e.g., ERP systems), BI and Business Analytics solutions and, more recently, accounting implications of blockchain technology. This research has resulted in numerous international publications including the Information Systems Journal, the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Accounting and Finance and the Journal of Enterprise Information Management. His earlier research in management accounting was published in two books and several book chapters. Bernhard is also editorial board member of several international journals and conferences. Dr. Wieder completed his Master of Business in 1993 and his Doctorate in Economic and Social Sciences in 1998 (WU Vienna). Bernhard has also single-authored two textbooks on financial and management accounting with ERP systems (in particular SAP ERP).
Carla Wilkin, Ph.D., CPA,CA
Professor and Head of the Department of Accounting
Monash University, Department of Accounting, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Carla teaches accounting information systems at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, where she has won dean’s teaching awards and commendations. In addition to being an editor of JIS, she serves on the editorial board of Accounting Research Journal and International Journal of Accounting Information Systems; is an associate editor for Journal of Organizational and End User Computing; and a member of the Professional Qualifications Advisory Committee for CPA Australia. Her major research interests concern: exploration of the relationship between corporate governance and IT governance; governing enterprise systems for business value; issues concerning enterprise risk management; management control and AIS; professional scepticism in auditors; and accounting education. Her research has been funded by bodies including the Australian Research Council. She has published in leading journals, including: Journal of Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, IT & People, Journal of Accounting Education, Accounting and Finance, Education + Training, and Journal of Vocational Education and Trainin gamongst others. Carla earned her Ph.D. from Deakin University and has previously won reviewer and best paper awards.
David A. Wood, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accountancy and Anderson Fellow
Brigham Young University, Department of Accountancy, Provo, UT, USA
Dr. Wood teaches accounting information systems, data analytics, and experimental research design at BYU. He has broad research interests and has published over 90 articles, books, and teaching cases in respected academic and practitioner outlets. His research has won 11 best paper awards. He is the co-developer of the academic resources at http://byuaccounting.net. Dr. Wood earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University. David is also special topic editor for JIS papers on Methodology
Other special topic editors:
• Mary Curtis, University of North Texas, editor for papers on Descriptive Research for Theory Building
• Bruce Dehning, Chapman University, editor for papers on Innovative Datasets
• Jie Zhou, California State University-Fullerton, editor for papers on Innovative Datasets