Accounting Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. programs in accounting and finance.

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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. program at Morgan State University, please contact Dr. Huey-Lian Sun, Accounting PhD Program Coordinator, at hueylian.sun@morgan.edu.

Our current accounting Ph.D. students are below:


Mohammad Tavakolifar
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - M.Sc. in Financial Management, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran (2008)
                    - B.Sc. in Business Administration, Shahed University, Iran (2006)
Email: motav1@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Voluntary Disclosures, Corporate Governance Mechanisms, and Accounting Information Systems
Courses Taught: Accounting Information Systems, Managerial Accounting, Principles of Accounting
Professional Certificates: QM: Designing Online Courses, QM: Applying the QM Rubric, Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)


Muni Kelly
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Candidate - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - MBA, Morgan State University (2014)
                    - B.Sc. (Hons) Banking and Finance, Regent University College of Science and Technology
Email: mukel1@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Financial Accounting, Auditing, AIS, Corporate Governance & Disclosures
Courses Taught: Principles of Accounting I & II
Professional Certificate: Certified Fraud Examiner
Publication: Amoah, N. Y., Bonaparte, I., Kelly, M., & Makawwi, B. (2018). Accounting Irregularity, Improper Revenue Recognition and Auditor Litigation. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal.



Salwa Almasabi
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - M.Sc. in Accounting, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (2011)
                    - B.Sc. in Business Administration in Accounting, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (2007)
Email: saalm4@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Earnings Management, Corporate Governance, and Auditing
Courses Taught: Principles of Accounting I, Principles of Accounting II
Publication: Almasabi, S.& Makkawi, B. (2017). The impact of financial ratio analysis on performance measurement: A teaching case. Review of Business Research, Volume 17, Issue 4, p39-44.



Kathleen (Kathy) Rankin
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - Executive MBA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1999)
                    - B. of Sc., Accounting, Robert Morris University (1991)
                    - Associate of Science, Accounting, Community College of Allegheny County (1988)
Email: Karan3@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Financial Accounting, Fraud, Systems and Control, Managerial Accounting.
Courses Taught: Financial and Managerial Accounting, Decision Tools for Business Analytic, and Business Information Systems, External Financial Reporting, Strategic Uses for Accounting Information, and Advanced Accounting.
Publication: Rankin, K. (2008)."Back to the Basics: Hospital and Physician Strategies to Drive Market Share". Cath Lab Digest.



Mohammed Alsurayhi
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - Master of Accountancy, Bowling Green State University (2015)
                    - B. Sc. Accounting, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia (2012)
Email: moals7@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Auditing, Corporate Governance, Internal Control and Forensic Accounting
Course Taught: Principles of Accounting I



Munirah Alnefaie
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education:  - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                     - M.SC. (Accounting) King Saud University of Saudi Arabia (2012)
                     - B. Accounting, King Saud University of Saudi Arabia (2006)
Email: mualn2@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Financial Accounting and Auditing
Courses Taught: Principles of Accounting I, Managerial Accounting



Salwa Mothana
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - Master of Accounting, Clark Atlanta University
Email: samot1@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Accounting Principles
Courses Taught: Accounting Topics in English, Accounting Information Systems, Accounting Internship, Specialized Accounting Systems, Intermediate Accounting, Government Accounting, Cost Accounting, Principles of Accounting, Fundamentals of Costing, and Managerial Accounting



Ba'aba Sule
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - MSc Finance and Accounting University of Wolverhampton, UK
                    - BSc Accounting University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
Email: baabasule2014@gmail.com
Research Interests: Financial Accounting and Auditing



Rahman Yakubu
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - M.Sc. Accounting and Finance, Swansea University, UK (2016)
                    - B.Sc. Accounting, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria (2011)
Email: rayak1@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Corporate Governance, Auditing, Forensic Accounting, and Financial Reporting



Sultan Garamish
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - MSc in Accounting, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia (2015)
                    - BSc in Accounting, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia (2010)
Email: sugar1@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Financial Analysis, Governance, Internal Auditing, Control and Costs Rationalization
Professional Certificates: - CPA, Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA)
                                           - CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), Institute of Internal Auditors, Saudi Arabia


Robert J. Brown
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - MS in Accounting, Morgan State University (2020)
                    - BA in Accounting, The College of St. Scholastica (2016)
Email: robro31@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Auditing and Fraud


Hasnah Alshammari
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
                    - Master of Accounting, Clark Atlanta University (2014)
Email: haals11@morgan.edu
Research Interests: Financial Accounting
Courses Taught: Accounting Principles, Intermediate Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Cost Accounting, Accounting Texts in English, Communication Skills, Macroeconomics, Principles of Statistics


Nowair Alotibi
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
Email: nodha1@morgan.edu



Genese Rogers
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
Email: gerog1@morgan.edu



Yetunde Orimoloye
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Education: - Doctoral Student - Accounting, Morgan State University
Email: yeori1@morgan.edu