Hassanali (Hassan) Espahbodi has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Alabama, and an MBA from the George Washington University. He has over 30 years of teaching and a few years of practical experience in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant. His teaching interests are in the areas of managerial/cost accounting (intermediate and advanced), and financial reporting and analysis. Hassan joined the faculty at UT Brownsville in January of 2013 as Chair of the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems. Hassan’s research interests are in the areas of financial reporting, managerial decision making, market research, and public policy. He has published in many national and international journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of the American Taxation Association, and the ABACUS.