Charles M.C. Lee

Spotlight on AAPI

Charles M.C. Lee

Dr. Charles M. C. Lee is an award-winning researcher and teacher. We honor him for his tireless and inspirational work for the Accounting Profession. Of note, from 1995-2022, Dr. Lee was a featured speaker in 13 New Faculty Consortiums, inspiring large numbers of current academics to strive for excellence in all we do. Continuing to inspire faculty, he was recently the Plenary Panel Speaker at the 2024 FARS Mid-year Conference and the Keynote Speaker at the 2023 HARC Research Conference.

Since obtaining his PhD from Cornell University in 1990, Professor Lee has contributed to research, teaching, and the profession. Professor Lee studies the effect of human cognitive constraints on market participants and other factors that impact market price efficiency. His scholarly contributions have been recognized in premier accounting and finance journals, evidencing his profound impact on these fields. In addition, Professor Lee has been Editor or Associate Editor of numerous academic journals, including The Accounting Review.

Dr. Lee’s academic excellence has been recognized through multiple accolades, including the prestigious Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature Prize and over a dozen teaching awards at both national and institutional levels. He has been the Presidential Scholar of the AAA and has received the Stanford University Asian American Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievements and Service to the University and to the Asian American Community.

Generously sprinkled among his academic appointments, Professor Lee has modeled the importance of engaging with practice. For example, he was Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors (BGI; now Blackrock) for about four years. As Global Head of Equity Research, he led the firm’s world-wide active equity research team and was Co-Head of its North American active equity business. During his tenure, BGI had over $300 billion in active equity under management.

Professor Lee's career showcases an exceptional integration of rigorous academic research, practical industry application, and excellent teaching, all enriching our academic community.

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Yuji Ijiri

An outstanding accounting teacher and researcher, Yuji received many honors. He is the only four-time recipient of the AICPA-AAA's Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award (1966, 1967, 1971, 1976). In 1985 he was selected as the AAA's Distinguished International Lecturer and in 1986 he received our Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. Learn More


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