Jay Rich is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Illinois State University. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, he worked as an auditor at Price Waterhouse & Co. in Chicago and earned his C.P.A. in 1985. He has published articles in The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting Horizons, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Accounting Organizations and Society, and others. He has also served on the editorial board of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. Dr. Rich has received both the Outstanding Dissertation Award and Notable Contribution to the Literature Award by the Audit Section of the American Accounting Association. His primary teaching interest is financial accounting and he has taught numerous courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. His outside interests include his family, travel, reading, and watching sports.
Dr. Dan L. Heitger is Associate Professor of Accounting and Co-Director of the Center for Business Excellence at Miami University. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his undergraduate degree in accounting from Indiana University. He actively works with executives and students of all levels in developing and teaching courses in managerial and cost accounting, risk management and business reporting. He co-founded an organization that provides executive education for large international organizations. His interactions with business professionals, through executive education and the Center, allow him to bring a current and real-world perspective to his writing. His published research focuses on managerial accounting and risk management issues and has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, and Management Accounting Quarterly. His outside interests include hiking with his family in the National Park system.
Maryanne M. Mowen is Associate Professor of Accounting at Oklahoma State University. She received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University. She brings an interdisciplinary perspective to teaching and writing in cost and management accounting, with degrees in history and economics. She also teaches classes in ethics and the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on accountants. Her scholarly research is in the areas of management accounting, behavioral decision theory, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. She has published articles in journals such as Decision Science, The Journal of Economics and Psychology, and The Journal of Management Accounting Research. Dr. Mowen has served as a consultant to mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies, and works with corporate controllers on management accounting issues. Outside the classroom, she enjoys hiking, traveling, reading mysteries, and working crossword puzzles.
Don R. Hansen is the Head of the School of Accounting and Kerr McGee Chair at Oklahoma State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1977. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Brigham Young University. His research interests include activity-based costing and mathematical modeling. He has published articles in both accounting and engineering journals including The Accounting Review, The Journal of Management Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, and IIE Transactions. He has served on the editorial board of The Accounting Review. His outside interests include family, church activities, reading, movies, and watching sports.