Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Governmental accounting and financial reporting standards.
  • Public budgeting, financial management, fiscal risk.
  • International comparison: United States with China and European countries.

Other Major Positions

  • Professor by Special Appointment, Research Institute of Fiscal Science, China (since 2004); Consulting Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (since 1994), Xiamen University (since 2002)
  • Visiting Professor at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and at Tsinghua University (Bejing, China) during the 2000-01 Academic Year.
  • Professor of Accounting (1987-2003) at UIC.
  • Head of Department and Ernst & Young Professor (1987-91), Director of the Office (now Center) for Governmental Accounting Research and Education (1983-91), Associate Professor (1981-87) at UIC.
  • Emmett Dedmon Visiting Professor (1994-98) and Senior Lecturer (1998-2000) at the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago.
  • Academic Fellow, U.S. General Accounting Office, Washington, DC (1991-92).
  • Researcher then Senior Researcher, National Council on Governmental Accounting (NCGA), Chicago (1979-81).
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Arizona State University (1978-80), Syracuse University (1976-78).


  • B.S. (1971), Master of Accounting Science (1973) and Ph.D. in Accountancy with minors in Public Administration and Economics (1976)

Major Academic Professional Service

  • Member, U.S. Comptroller General’s Research and Education Advisory Panel (1988 to 2000)
  • Chairman of the Government and Nonprofit Section of the American Accounting Association (1988-89)
  • President of the Chinese Accounting Professors Association in North America (1988)
  • Editor, Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (1984 to 96), and a member of the editorial boards of five academic journals.
  • Member of Scientific Committees of CIGAR (Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research) conferences (1989 to present)


  • Edited nine volumes of RIGNA and several monographs
  • Author of fifty journal articles, book chapters and research studies

Consulting Experience

  • International: IMF, World Bank, OECD, UNDP, Chinese Ministry of Finance (including China Accounting Standards Committee – Government and Nonprofit Accounting), National Accounting Institute
  • U.S. Federal Government: General Accounting Office
  • State and local: NCGA, State of Illinois, City of Chicago, Cook County, City and County of Los Angeles

International Exchange

  • Presentations and field studies in China, Germany, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Poland and the UK
  • Hosting visiting scholars from many countries


  • Mailing: Dept. of Accounting (M/C 006), College of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, Illinois 60607-7123, USA.
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