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Stephen Bryan, Ph.D.: Accounting Instructor

Professor Bryan holds an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York, and a doctorate in accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has held tenured faculty positions at Baruch and at Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management. He is currently a tenured professor at Fordham University. He has received numerous academic honors, including Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, H. Beck Memorial Award, Beta Alpha Psi, and Beta Gamma Sigma. He has also received teaching honors from all three institutions, including the Kienzle Award (from Wake Forest), which alumni award to the faculty member who most benefited their careers. Dr. Bryan has been published in a wide range of academic and practitioner journals, including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Business; the Journal of Corporate Finance; the Harvard Business Review; the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Financial Management; and the CPA Journal. Professor Bryan has conducted accounting classes both to preparer- and user-oriented audiences, and he has consulted on numerous curricular design projects to make accounting more user-oriented. In addition to his university positions, he has taught at various domestic and international financial institutions for over a decade, as well as at several prominent law firms and multi-national corporations. Aside from his faculty positions in the U.S., he has also conducted courses in Vienna, Austria and Frankfurt, Germany.

James M. Wahlen: Accounting Instructor

Jim Wahlen is a Professor of Accounting and the James R. Hodge Chair of Excellence at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. His teaching and research interests focus on financial accounting and the capital markets. His research examines the relation between financial statement information and share prices and returns, as well as the degree to which the stock market is efficient with respect to accounting information, testing the extent to which an investor can successfully predict future stock returns with  earnings and other financial statement information. His research has been published in a variety of leading academic journals. Professor Wahlen has co-authored a textbook on financial statement analysis and valuation, titled Financial Reporting Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation: A Strategic Perspective (7th edition), with Professors Steve Baginski and Mark Bradshaw. He teaches courses on financial accounting and financial statements analysis and has received numerous teaching awards. He received his Ph.D from the University of Michigan in 1991. He has had public accounting experience in both Milwaukee and Seattle. Jim and his wife Debbie have two daughters, Jessica and Jaymie. In his free time, Jim loves outdoor sports including biking, hiking, and skiing, as well as gardening, cooking, and great music (especially when it is live and loud!).

Wan Wongsunwai: Accounting Instructor

Wan Wongsunwai is an Assistant Professor and Lawrence Revsine Research Professor in the Department of Accounting Information and Management at the Kellogg School of Management. Wan teaches an elective MBA course on financial reporting and analysis, covering current practices in corporate financial reporting and issues relating to asset valuation and income determination. Wan received his doctorate degree from Harvard Business School. Wan has also worked as a financial analyst with ABN AMRO Bank, and he was ranked by Reuters in 2000 as one of the Top 10 software and IT analysts in Hong Kong and China. Prior to that, he was a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong, where he had responsibility for professional staff recruitment, training, deployment, and promotion, and where he also managed his own portfolio of audit and due diligence clients. His research interests include financial reporting quality, corporate governance, entrepreneurship and private equity.