Accounting PhD Students

The accounting Ph.D. program prepares graduates for careers in teaching and research in the various functional areas of accounting. Graduates of the program are expected to make significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge of accounting and business practices through research, and to disseminate such knowledge through their teaching. The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with in-depth exposure to business and accounting literature, methodologies employed in accounting research, and research on instructional methods. This last feature, which includes a teaching practicum, is unique to the Morgan program. The accounting program at Morgan is accredited by the AACSB. We offer undergraduate, Masters and PhD programs in accounting.

Started in 2001, the accounting Ph.D. program has become a strength for the department. We are providing a high quality accounting Ph.D. program that is becoming well known. We subscribe to the latest research databases used for accounting research, including Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) security price data, Standard and Poor's COMPUSTAT, Thomson Financial's I/B/E/S, Audit Analytics, Standard and Poor's ExecuComp, and 10K Wizard. Databases added over the last five years include Risk Metrics and SDC's Mergers and Acquisitions. We also subscribe to SAS as well as Eventus software which performs state-of-the-art event study estimation and testing and provides fast event-oriented data retrieval from the CRSP database. These databases have been very beneficial for Ph.D. students' dissertation work. This research infrastructure raises the stature of the department and allows us to attract motivated Ph.D. students and produce higher quality doctoral graduates. On average, the accounting PhD program takes five years to complete. We admit new students to the accounting Ph.D. program every other year. For more information about the accounting PhD program at Morgan State University, please contact Dr. Leyland Lucas, the PhD program coordinator, at Leyland.Lucas@morgan.edu.

 

Our current accounting PhD students are below:

Afua Ataa Boakyewaa Agyekum

 

afagy2@morgan.edu

Degree(s): Mphil Business Administration University Of Ghana, 2011
                         B.Sc. Business Administration (Accounting Option), University Of Ghana, 2008

Course Taught: ACCT 202: Principles Of Accounting

Research Interests: Earnings Management, Corporate Governance

Professional Certificates: Institute Of Chartered Accountants (Ghana)

Publications: Agyekum, A., F. Aboagye-Otchere, and I. Bedi. (2014). "Earnings Management and Corporate Governance: The Ghanaian Experience," International                                   Journal of Management Practices 7 (4): 309-323.

 


Salwa Almasabi

Saalm4@morgan.edu


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Lucas Dille

ludil1@morgan.edu

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Ebenezer Lamptey

eblam3@morgan.edu

Degree(s): B. Arts (HON.) Economics, University of Ghana, 1997
                          M.SC. (Accounting) Cleveland State University, 2009
                          MBA, Morgan State University, 2015

Course Taught: Auditing

Research Interests: Corporate Governance, Audit and Fraud

Professional Certificates: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

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Ayishat Omar


Photo of doctoral student Ayishat Omar 

ayishat.omar@morgan.edu

Degree(s):M.B.A. 2012, Morgan State University

                      B.Sc., Economics 2005, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Course Taught: Principles of Accounting I

Research Interests: Financial Accounting

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Publications: Omar, A. , Austin, N.K., and Keys, P. (2014). No longer business as usual: Employee fraud and ethical issues. Journal of Business Cases and                                             Applications 12: 112-123.


Yetunde Hannah Orimoloye

 

yeori1@morgan.edu

Degree(s):M.B.A. 2012, Morgan State University

                     B. Sc. Finance 2010 , Morgan State University

Course Taught: Principles of Accounting I


Research Interests: 
Auditing

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Publications: 
Orimoloye, Y. (forthcoming). Employee fraud: A tale of greed and tempatations. Journal of Business Cases and Applications.


Kathleen (Kathy) Rankin

Karan3@morgan.edu


Degree(s): 
Executive MBA, 1999, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
                         B. of Sc., Accounting, 1991, Robert Morris University
                         Associate of Science, Accounting, 1988, Community College of Allegheny County

Course Taught: 
Financial and managerial accounting, decision tools for business analytic, and business information systems (IT courses) for undergraduates,                                          accounting for managers, external  financial reporting, strategic  uses for accounting information, information systems for managers, and advanced                                  accounting for graduate students.


Research Interests: 
Financial Accounting, Fraud, Systems and Control, Managerial Accounting.

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Publications: 
Rankin, K. (2008)."Back to the Basics: Hospital and Physician Strategies to Drive Market Share" Cath Lab  Digest.


Genese Rogers

gerog1@morgan.edu

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Chelsea Leigh Schrader

chwas12@morgan.edu

Degree(s) : M.B.A. 2011, Frostburg State University
                         B.Sc., Accounting 2010, Frostburg State University.

Course Taught: Financial Accounting, Introduction to Management of Organizations, Business Information Systems, Organizational Behavior, Business Ethics.

Research Interests: Tax, Auditing, Forensic Accounting, Financial Accounting.

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Publications:Hsu, Venezia, Schrader (2015). Relationships between institutional ownership, capital structure, and research and development investment. Accounting and Taxation.

                          Schrader and Austin. (2015) A misclassification hazard. Journal of Business Cases and Applications.


Mohammad Tavakolifar

motav1@morgan.edu

Degree(s): M.Sc. in Financial Management, 2008, Shahid Beheshti University

                         B. Sc. in Business Administration, 2006, Shahed University

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Research Interests: Capital Markets, Valuation, Managerial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Taxation.

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Shiyaam Thiruvadi

shthi1@morgan.edu

Degree(s): M.B.A 2011


Course Taught: 
ACCT 201-Financial Accounting I

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 Auditing; Accounting Information Systems.Professional Certificates:

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